Robert E Vonne


Robert E Vonne was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1965. He dabbles in all sorts of writing, ranging from satire to essays to poetry.

He carries into his work a youthful idealism that is salted and peppered with sometimes painful experience. His mission is simple: To contribute as best he can to the times he lives in - "To make a little mark," as he puts it.

A private man, this author looks forward to the day when he publishes his magnum opus - a novel that says it all about what he thinks. In the meantime, he intends to keep publishing shorter works with considerable frequency.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I think it was a first grade report on a field trip we went on. All I remember is concluding that "we had a ball." My teacher thought that was pretty funny.
What is your writing process?
I'm a person who can go to extremes, but when it comes time to write, I practice moderation: I eat well, keep the caffeine down to two cups, get a good rest, and tear myself away from the keyboard to take breaks. My product can get daft if I don't do what it takes to stay in a lucid state of mind.
Apart from those considerations, I meditate before I start writing, and try to focus exclusively on the job.
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Where to find Robert E Vonne online

Twitter: robinrobin55


Deep Within The Hero
By Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction
With prose and poetry, I explore the inner and outer realms of existence, and contemplate the chasm that lies between. Death, objectively, is seen as the end of living; but death, seen in personal terms, is the end of one life and the beginning of another. Can we find meaning under the guidance of others, or is the hero always a loner who makes the great discoveries with sheer will? Look, and see.
Seeds of Hope
By Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Essay
This four-part essay plunges into the greatest dilemma of our age: Humanity's very survival. It's my contention that not only do we have the ability to survive and thrive on our planet, we also have the will and adaptability. I see four main areas of improvement and reason for hope that have sprung up in my lifetime, and I believe that they will bear the ultimate fruit for us: Long-term survival.
Farting With All His Might: The Endangered Status Of The Hetero Male
By Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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He who makes of himself a sight/By farting with all of his might/Awakens to a new created plight/That all the women have taken flight. Can men catch up, grow up, stand upright and drop the clubs once and for all? Why is it, ominously, that for so many, the image of the ideal male derives from 19th century theories of cavemen? Can't a man be a real, authentic human being? In free society- yes!
Crazy Like A Genie
By Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 32,190. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
This collection of Robert E Vonne's ten best works thus far illustrates that he is a true opposite of Kurt Vonnegut. He is rightly compared to Vonnegut the writer for employing black humor and satire frequently to make his points. What then makes him opposite to Vonnegut is his essential, abiding faith in humanity's future. "The stars are the limit for humanity," he insists. Adult reading.
A New World Awaits After The Storm Clouds Pass
By Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Is a philanthropic outlook part of maturity? It certainly is the least risky of all ways of seeing ourselves and others. There is no doubt that maturation is a process that doesn't happen overnight, yet there are times when we turn in our upwards growth to breathtaking sights. I have recently pronounced myself "mature" for the umpteenth time in my life, and I can see further now than ever before.
One Man-Eating Muskadore Gone To Wherever They Go
By Robert E Vonne
Series: The Man-Eating Muskadores, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
Sequel to "The Man-Eating Muskadores Of The Ottawa Valley". I thought my last piece yesterday would be my last. I never intended to get autobiographical with my writing, but here's my account of how I finally became a man....
The Man-Eating Muskadores Of The Ottawa Valley
By Robert E Vonne
Series: The Man-Eating Muskadores, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction
It's no sissy grizzly bear. It's no wimpy sasquatch, either. It just might be the worst opponent a person could have in battle...and I've seen one with my own eyes. My father left a mixed legacy for me, and now I have to pick up the pieces. For the first time in my life, though, I'm beginning to feel like a mature man. Definitely not a story for the faint of heart!
Fascism Now! Or Egalitarianism Forever
By Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 12,570. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
Who will win the struggle for control of the debt-addled democracies when the bailout funds are gone? Will it be the Fascists - or their arch-enemies, the Socialists? Or, maybe, those sneaky egalitarians will find a way to hold on to their democracies. Big Brother Limericks, the Authentic Bible, and generous piles of sleaze are what the Fascists plan to foist on humanity. Will they ever learn?

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  • In a Dream on May 13, 2013
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    By turns lucid, challenging, and brave.
  • Dead Sentences on May 15, 2013
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    Should be required reading for all of us upstart authors.
  • Words about Jogging on Oct. 12, 2013
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    There are some good laughs in here, and a few good points, too. A quick, enjoyable read for anyone who questions the actual value of physical fitness.
  • Free Gifts on Oct. 29, 2013
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    Lots of good laughs packed in here - I loved it.