Ryan Loera

Biography

I'm a writer, musician, artist, philosopher & universalist. Sort of a modern Renaissance man.

I've been writing short stories and poetry collections since the age of 12; I am now 31.

I didn't start self publishing my work until early 2011. So far I've self published a dozen of my works in print and plan on self publishing at least a dozen more. I really enjoy the freedom and convenience of self publishing.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am constantly working on many new and interesting things. I really enjoy experimenting with words and the process of understanding them.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Joseph Conrad, Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Dickens, Willian Faulkner, J.D. Salinger, Mark Twain, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, T.S. Eliot
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ryan Loera online


Where to buy in print


Books

In The Beginning
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Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
In the beginning, there were no toilets.
The Green Twinkie
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Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short story about when I found a green Twinkie.
Mustard Urine
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Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Recently I was exploring the furthest reaches of the galaxy, in my mind.
I Believe In Mankind
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Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Essay » Political
Each and every one of us must change our mode of thinking! Even if we believe humanity is a lost cause, we must still have hope.
These Scrambled Eggs
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Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
These scrambled eggs deserve something more. I'm not sure exactly what. I'm not sure of a lot of things.
Naturalist Thoughts
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Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
A short story that very briefly explores man's relationship with nature.
Leftover Stardust
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Price: Free! Words: 70. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
We are all made of the same leftover stardust.
Know What You Want
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Price: Free! Words: 100. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
You must know what you want.
Cluster
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Price: Free! Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A musing.
Drown Myths
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Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem.
What A Fart
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Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A humorous musing of sorts.
Narcissistic Avalanche
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Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem.
Ghost Rots
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Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem.
AWARENESS
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Price: Free! Words: 48,470. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
AWARENESS has been a year and a half in the making. It started out as a work of nonfiction but then gradually intermingled with fictional tales of poetic deceit and heartache. Your subconscious mind will absorb most of it well before your conscious mind does. In short, it is very unlike most literary novels.
Community
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A musing.
Confiscate
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Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
A musing.
Canadian
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Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Short story/screenplay idea. An elderly man rides the bus.
Impossible Monument
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Price: Free! Words: 90. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A poem.
Don't Understand
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Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A musing.
Multiply Life
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Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
A musing.
I Crave
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Price: Free! Words: 30. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem.
Biologic
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Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
A musing of sorts.
Constant Cut
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Price: Free! Words: 60. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem.
Existence Potential
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Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A poem.
INSANI
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Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
INSANI is a collection of 60 original short poems.
Proto Plasmic
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Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Proto Plasmic is part satire part poetic deluge.
HAPPI
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Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
HAPPI is a collection of 30 short poems.
Tuesday Afternoon
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Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Essay » Sociology
Something I wrote on a Tuesday afternoon.
This Abstract Mental Thing
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Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This Abstract Mental Thing is actually three original poetry collections in one. The first is titled This Thing We Call Life and is a collection of 30 poems. The second is titled Mental Forms and is a collection of 40 poems. The third and final collection is titled Abstract-ness and is a collection of 44 poems.
7 Musings
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Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
7 Musings is a collection of seven of my original thought provoking musings. They could also be described as short snippets of random story ideas.
Relationships
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Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Screenplays » Romance
A screenplay that details the many complexities of romance and relationships.
Pythagorean
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Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
On the surface Pythagorean is a sort of poetic/metaphysical prose construction. It is loosely based on the teachings of the Greek Mathematician Pythagoras. It also focuses slightly more on the why of the self.
Quantum Quench
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Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of poems that revolve around the central theme of time.
A Crush
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Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Bob was a very fortunate man. He could afford the finer things in life. He could always be found strutting up and down the boulevard in a custom made Armani suit. He’d wave at all the pretty young girls and most of them would wave back.
Romanticist
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Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
I let too many great loves slip through my fingers. Who knew it would all add up to this?
Twinkling
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Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An estranged musing.
Rotation
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Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The earth rotates once more on its axis. The darkened side becomes the sunny side and the sunny side becomes the darkened side. All the while, people are either getting ready for another hum drum day or going to sleep in order to be rested for another hum drum day.
This Thing We Call Life
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of 30 original poems about this thing we call Life.
A Werewolf In My Pocket
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Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
One morning, while eating a bowl of cereal, a boy discovers a miniature werewolf living in his pocket!
Zygote
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Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Ax returns to his hometown, El Paso, TX, after living in Paris, France for five years. He reconnects with his good friend, Jose Gandalo, and the two of them experience an almost cerebral adventure.
Chaotic 2
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
Chaotic 2 is a follow-up to my other musing titled Chaotic.
Antiseptic Anarchism
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Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of protest poems.
Moon Landing II
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Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
The moon speaks to me sometimes. Its beams shoot down through my brain and cause me to ponder many things. Do any of us truly belong here? If so… why are we here?
Fart Lots
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Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
I fart lots. I mean I really fart lots! Since the day I was born I’ve always been a farter. My parents tell me I farted in the face of the doctor that delivered me!
The Sandwich Maker
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Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Screenplays » Short
(A rough draft of sorts.) Benny and Hortence talk about their new sandwich maker.
The Conversation
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Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00)
An intimate couple have a conversation with each other.
Deathless Fortified
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Price: Free! Words: 190. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Deathless mortician began his calculations and misconduct. Avoidance and such harrowing things to escape from subtlety.
Part Poetic
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Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Verve like salted modernity. Modern, modern man is unknown. Part poetic. Part engaging. Part knowledge.
She Picks
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Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
She picks her nose. She enjoys it.
My Sandwich
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Price: Free! Words: 310. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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He ate my sandwich! Bob ate my wonderful sandwich!
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Smashwords book reviews by Ryan Loera

  • Resolution on Feb. 07, 2014

    I really like your choice of words and overall writing style.
  • Fears on Feb. 26, 2014

    Nicely done. Very thought provoking and reflective. Keep up the great work!
  • New England Man on Feb. 27, 2014

    I enjoyed reading this! It has a smooth flow and paints a nice picture. It brings to mind a combo of Robert Frost and Charles Dickens. Keep up the good work!
  • My Forever on June 03, 2014

    Short and succinct. This poem has a nice flow to it. I look forward to reading more from this poet.
  • The Water is Your Friend on July 06, 2014

    Fantastic! Your work is beginning to affect my own work in a very profound way. :-)
  • Life As I See It on Sep. 28, 2014

    Fantastic!
  • Surly Petunia on Sep. 28, 2014

    Fantastically different! :-)