Tag Archives: childhood

Essay – Influence

An entire lifetime spanning so many years, is divided into smaller lifetimes, or books. These books of our life are further divided into chapters. I think the books are finished and started with major events or changes and these can be happy, joyous, sad, perhaps a death or tragedy. The chapters within each are related […]
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Poem for Northography – Tag

A response to the most recent writing prompt at Northography. http://www.northography.com/responses.php?stimulus_id=289 I returned to the fields of the childhood I left behind. Rows upon rows of corn stretching forever and above our heads as we ran looking behind, ahead all around; each stalk that moved could mean we were tagged, and our turn to chase each […]
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Today’s Music and Jackson Pollock

Today, a beautiful sunny day, is brought to you by “State of Trance”, mixed by Alexander Popov. Something recently compelled me to return to Jackson Pollock. I have seen the movie released in 2000, directed and starred in by Ed Harris many times, but had not read the biography the movie is based on. I […]
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Words and Actions

Back in 2009, I had a short story published at Whispering Angel Books about my grandfather.  It was titled “Grandpa’s Words and Actions”.  As today is an important anniversary, I am re-posting, along with updates from reviewing each year,  and including it below. Rugged facial features and expressions, like that of mountain men in history […]
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Poem – The Old Barn 2

This is the second of three parts to the “Old Barn” poems. The Oklahoma Barn 1 In the summer of 1974, I spent 3-months with grandma and grandpa Batcher at the farm on the plains of eastern Oklahoma, surrounded by fireweed and roses. 2 I remember our second summer together, and the first road trip […]
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Poem – Childhood Memories

Since it finally snowed in Minnesota, I have pulled the following poem from the archives.  It was written 24-years ago and had a lot of dust on its words. Winters Pleasures: Childhood Memories (1988) Winter arrives like a lamb, laying down its marks with a white blanket of cotton. The trees look like skeletons with […]
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Poem, Thoughts – Roots

Where do you come from?  Not from 5-minutes ago, or from your vehicle, but the essence of you, what time, experiences, and place gave you the foundation of who you are?  Where are your roots? I did not come money, I came from Northeast, Minneapolis.  And so begins the story melding with the present and […]
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Story – Tunnels Chapter 3

Tunnels of My Childhood, Chapter 3 By, Felice Scrittore Photo by Twisted Root Studios My cousins and I were playing in the basement but because there was not much to do, we quickly became bored. I went to the doorway that led into the cellar storing all of the canned harvest from the summer past. […]
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Story – Tunnels Chapter 2

Tunnels of My Childhood, Chapter 2 By, Felice Scrittore Photo by Twisted Root Studios It was on this hot day that my greatest adventure began. You see this community also was once famous for bootlegging during the prohibition of the 1920′s. In this area there are many tunnels that run under the sublevel of the […]
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Story – Tunnels Chapter 1

Tunnels of My Childhood, Chapter 1 By, Felice Scrittore Photo by Twisted Root Studios It was a hot summer day in 1967. The kind of sultry heat that curls the leaves of the towering ancient oak tree in the backyard of my grandmother’s house. The wind was strong but not strong enough to give relief […]
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