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Email address Kelly_Shaw2001@yahoo.com


'Cyrano' has written 94 stories:


The Beach Goddess (standard:drama, 840 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 21 2006Views/Reads: 1840/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
We learn different perspectives on reaching different heights. A stranger standing on a ledge, two hundred feet above the oceans edge, has a different persective to mine, sitting several feet away and resenting the intrusion of his life in mine, and what
 
The Lost Hour (standard:romance, 303 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 22 2006Views/Reads: 1954/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Do we dream...or do we return from something we needed to understand?
 
Journey into Silence (standard:Flash, 199 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 22 2006Views/Reads: 2009/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Living within the hollow of grief...
 
Ressurection (standard:Flash, 237 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 22 2006Views/Reads: 1812/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
There was no sign of illness on the horizon, no sign of financial difficulties; one imagined the opposite, some enchantment and perfect comfort.
 
The Tooth Of The Matter (standard:romance, 694 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 24 2006Views/Reads: 1759/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Love at eleven years of age can be a painful business...
 
Thoust Shall Let Thy Ant Live (standard:Flash, 394 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 29 2006Views/Reads: 1950/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One ant crawling over my boot, not understanding the present danger...
 
The Spirit of the Writer (standard:romance, 609 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 29 2006Views/Reads: 1774/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
To write one must have talent. Talent is not exceptional grammar skills, but a nimbleness with words, a sense of the audience you want to attract, and an imagination you can pin to the page.
 
The Study Pirate (standard:romance, 247 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 29 2006Views/Reads: 1866/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It's late in the night when the writer leaves the matrimonial bed...to say what must be said
 
Lothario (standard:drama, 515 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 29 2006Views/Reads: 1728/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Laying my hands over the arch of her back, bumping my fingers across the splendour of each vertebra...
 
Choices (standard:Flash, 93 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jun 07 2006Views/Reads: 1905/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Two different worlds collide with tragic consequences
 
Nereids and Neptune (standard:romance, 940 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jul 24 2006Views/Reads: 1779/978Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The only way to forget love is to find it again. Two years after the death of his wife, Tom heads back to California.
 
Nereids and Neptune (standard:romance, 3146 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Aug 04 2006Views/Reads: 1861/1044Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The first draft of this story (1st chapter) has already been posted. This is the second draft of the same opening. I'm happy to hear thoughts on editing stories and how different writers go about it.
 
Nereids and Neptune (standard:romance, 1287 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Aug 12 2006Views/Reads: 1708/994Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I'm simply showing the draft with changes....this is the last one posted here...but it won't be the final story. Doubtless I will edit and rewrite this story ten times before leaving it alone for six months.
 
Love...another name for a banana skin (standard:other, 348 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 04 2006Views/Reads: 1868/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Love, like bananas can be bought on any market stall, or it come looking for you over heather covered Scottish highlands...it's all the same. Peel it, eat, and discard what's left.
 
King Canute (standard:romance, 490 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 17 2006Views/Reads: 1680/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A reverie....what else from a story teller?
 
A Season in Hell (standard:drama, 934 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 23 2006Views/Reads: 1785/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Not everything is explainable...why people are like they are...why boys are curious...or different. The mountain provided its own sanctuary for one woman.
 
Dublin...Whore of a City (standard:travel stories, 1004 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 23 2006Views/Reads: 1911/988Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Forewarned is forearmed at sea, so when the radio warns of gales heading my way I make for the nearest harbour and look for somewhere to rest up. But Dublin is a sorrowful place at five in the morning.
 
Sand Writing (standard:romance, 334 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 24 2006Views/Reads: 1656/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A man writing his dreams before the tide comes in.
 
Beginning of the End (standard:romance, 78 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 24 2006Views/Reads: 1813/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Not really a poem...more atragedy.
 
Hippocampus (standard:science fiction, 850 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 27 2006Views/Reads: 1780/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Dr. Oliver Robinson discovers a connection between the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and underground nuclear testing on Amchitka during the late 60's and early seventies. Prologue only.
 
A Killer Call (standard:drama, 1413 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 28 2006Views/Reads: 1751/1005Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A young man makes a call on his cell phone while driving...
 
Inshore Waters (standard:fantasy, 948 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 04 2006Views/Reads: 1656/860Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A man rises and continues to work at writing...inspired by the idea she will come...if the light is on.
 
Soliliquy (Rewrite) (standard:romance, 448 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 12 2007Views/Reads: 1748/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When a man is able to sit down, finally, and thank God for what he has found.
 
Wooden Dolphin (standard:poetry, 193 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jul 27 2007Views/Reads: 1582/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A reverie of times gone by
 
The Ball Game (standard:drama, 190 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jul 27 2007Views/Reads: 1705/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A tragedy...
 
Meeting Joey Ripley (standard:fantasy, 2450 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Aug 12 2007Views/Reads: 1570/862Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This started out a true story...I'm not sure where the fantasy set in...if it did.
 
Is it you? Are you the One? (standard:Flash, 212 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Aug 15 2007Views/Reads: 1811/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A few minutes with Lori's project.
 
Life goes quickly...but even quicker when we slow down! (standard:travel stories, 730 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Sep 10 2007Views/Reads: 1893/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
No more than a reverie over coffee.
 
Billy (standard:romance, 389 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Sep 24 2007Views/Reads: 1698/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Billy was a schoolyard bully...always ready to scrap.
 
Rescue (standard:Flash, 605 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 08 2007Views/Reads: 1745/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Awe-inspiring majesty, one icy crack.
 
Frost (standard:poetry, 42 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 26 2007Views/Reads: 1526/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A poem
 
Haley's Comet (standard:poetry, 59 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 29 2007Views/Reads: 1585/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I hear you, Dad...love catches fire and speeds toward the heavens.
 
Remembering Dad... (standard:poetry, 375 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 29 2007Views/Reads: 1521/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
...a hero in a child's life.
 
5 Minutes of Uncertainty (standard:fantasy, 298 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 06 2007Views/Reads: 1757/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A man leaves his bed during the night in search of answers.
 
A Bride of Enderby (standard:romance, 863 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 07 2007Views/Reads: 1806/932Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Love is like bananas, when it goes bad it's tossed away...
 
A Waking Nightmare (standard:horror, 1407 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 10 2007Views/Reads: 1658/887Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
We do it every day...and every day we get lucky...or not! Don't do it... that's the message.
 
When Hope Dies (standard:romance, 176 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 12 2008Views/Reads: 1760/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Inspired by Hope, for Hope, about Hope...thank you
 
Daylight Savings....but why? (standard:romance, 260 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 14 2008Views/Reads: 1512/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sometimes the familiarity of events, even the quirky ones, gets us through some difficult times. When we lose or gain an hour are we nearer or farther away from reality?
 
A Season in Hell (standard:drama, 815 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 16 2008Views/Reads: 1613/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Incomplete: A man wakes after a dream...
 
The Valley of Humanity (standard:Inspirational stories, 661 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Apr 20 2008Views/Reads: 1574/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Did you ever have such a dream...a dream that so completely reassured you that life is only the beginning?
 
The ferry ride of life...of love. (standard:non fiction, 1255 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Aug 07 2008Views/Reads: 1684/805Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was never told about love as a kid...I never heard the words 'I love you'. I heard about beer and bread and hard times...
 
The Birth of a Liar (standard:fantasy, 567 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Aug 10 2008Views/Reads: 1502/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I love to write fantasy, to imagine writing so well that someone, perhaps just one, reading my words might willingly be carried aloft to sit on the rings of Saturn... and just wonder about writing...
 
Destiny Takes Me by the Hand (standard:romance, 1616 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Sep 23 2008Views/Reads: 1509/866Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A man meets a boy on the shoreline, and together they start on a journey.
 
Nereid (standard:Flash, 193 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 05 2008Views/Reads: 1690/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Anyone who's read me, knows me. I wait, still.
 
Overheard: Mexican Gigolo (standard:humor, 124 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Oct 10 2008Views/Reads: 1726/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I have a beer gut, a scraggly beard, nose hair and still, I almost loved him myself!
 
Just a job. (standard:drama, 1331 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 02 2008Views/Reads: 1464/794Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Most days he was a grocer, but every now and then he performed a different occupation. he followed a family tradition.
 
The Mourning after Love (standard:drama, 600 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 14 2008Views/Reads: 1508/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Falling out of love is the same as falling in love, you don't quite know where you are.
 
Midnight Sun (standard:mystery, 1113 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 25 2008Views/Reads: 2346/1053Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Daniel Blake returned from work to find his wife had not returned home...she didn't return the next day or the next. Daniel feared for her safety. No belongings were missing and the weeks went by. Those weeks became months, then a year...till...
 
Autumn (standard:romance, 616 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 26 2008Views/Reads: 1532/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
What the books never told me...what I never knew...was that when the great day came, love..............
 
Romeo and Juliet, an internet romance. (standard:romance, 1236 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 01 2008Views/Reads: 1549/787Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
After discussion in the forum regarding writing from the point of view of the opposite sex, I tried and failed. I tried again, having a man write and a woman respond. Does it work? Not really. You be the judge.
 
A Georgian Heaven (standard:non fiction, 3531 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 08 2008Views/Reads: 1459/866Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
WARNING! There is abusive language in this story. My defense is simply that this is a factual account. The foul language was spoken by an impish young man, whom gave me joy. This story is for Grace Wellers, whose beauty has never left me.
 
The Stink of Homage (standard:drama, 311 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 10 2008Views/Reads: 1512/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
We come into the world alone, leave the same, we should spend the inbetween time in closeness.
 
Cyrano Is Dead (standard:Flash, 233 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 15 2008Views/Reads: 1447/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I cannot tell you more than I did in my first interrogation about my motive for shooting Cyrano.
 
Diary entries for 2008 (standard:romance, 828 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 18 2008Views/Reads: 1406/747Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I was taking a stroll through my diary...through my life. No rhyme and no reason, just words that were meant for something. Lost before I remembered where...or to whom.
 
Christmas Revisited (standard:romance, 1423 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 18 2008Views/Reads: 1438/706Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
On Christmas Eve a writer is given a wish...a chance to inspire a young man.
 
Dangerous Loving (standard:drama, 1495 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 30 2008Views/Reads: 1528/761Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Tom Schofield won't be home as promised. Katherine, his wife, gets the news in the middle of the night. She's one month from giving birth to their first child.
 
Milo (standard:fairy tales, 384 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 30 2008Views/Reads: 2180/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Milo is a leprechaun, and you know what leprechauns are like...don't you?
 
The Ballad of Levi Strauss (standard:poetry, 67 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Dec 31 2008Views/Reads: 1425/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When I sit my ass in my saddle, I thank the Lord for Mr. Strauss.
 
The Grandfather Clock (standard:romance, 946 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 01 2009Views/Reads: 1537/776Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Time, in the end, is only what we agree it should be.
 
Cyrano Comes Clean (standard:humor, 306 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 09 2009Views/Reads: 1415/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It's time for Cyrano to own up to his indiscretions and become an author
 
Tearful Tinctures Under Cabbage Green Skies (standard:romance, 393 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 11 2009Views/Reads: 1568/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Is it wrong to want to write beautifully...
 
Becoming Nature (standard:romance, 279 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 11 2009Views/Reads: 1537/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It is trickery to die, yet dance on...
 
Polly Put The Kettle On..... (standard:non fiction, 233 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 14 2009Views/Reads: 1460/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Doesn't it happen in the blink of an eye...
 
The Hawk (standard:horror, 173 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 19 2009Views/Reads: 1476/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A poem celebrating my Grandmother's love for her husband
 
Liquid Wednesday (standard:travel stories, 342 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Jan 19 2009Views/Reads: 1477/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Greying temples, dreams spent...and reality's reward.
 
Poet or Poverty (standard:romance, 333 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 23 2009Views/Reads: 1416/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Money for your thoughts...then back on the streets.
 
Repentance (standard:Editorials, 111 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 27 2009Views/Reads: 1955/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
We are all, each and every one of us, loved. To not understand this is to understand what it is not to be loved for eternity.
 
Heq (standard:Inspirational stories, 1031 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 30 2009Views/Reads: 1398/745Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Shaman prays to the spirits for blubber...what comes is his destiny.
 
Via Dolorosa (standard:drama, 756 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Apr 09 2009Views/Reads: 1431/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
...the way of sorrows.
 
The Hangman (standard:horror, 501 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 02 2009Views/Reads: 7188/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
What makes a bully? I know, I was one.
 
Imagine (standard:drama, 2445 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 04 2009Views/Reads: 1565/762Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Fletch Christianson is unable to come to terms with grief. After years under the guidance of his father, under the celebrity of the media darling, he turns his back on his father, on the company, to find his own calling. His calling leads him to Bulawayo,
 
The waters off Malin Head: My father. (standard:Creative non-fiction, 2223 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 12 2009Views/Reads: 1676/911Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Jack Rafferty knew I'd been stealing apples from the orchard. He gave me an ear wigging. told me about a place where they lock up thieves, even if they're only ten! I thought that would be the last time I'd steal anything....it wasn't.
 
Finding The Way Back (standard:romance, 3154 words) [1/6] show all parts
Author: CyranoUpdated: Jun 13 2009Views/Reads: 1477/772Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Life is fragile...James finds out at a moments notice. Chapter one of something entirely different for me. Hardly life in the fast lane...but life. I'll post chapters every couple of days...after my weak editing.
 
Nemesis (standard:romance, 1175 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Sep 06 2009Views/Reads: 1360/666Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Katherine is the woman next door, living the American nightmare. Two kids, a dog, and a husband out of work. It was hard writing this short story; hard because I've never personally suffered the indignity of being out of work.
 
Cy Kills Gran (Well, Almost) (standard:humor, 1594 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Sep 11 2009Views/Reads: 1238/678Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Look, I thought I was just stirring her taste bud juices. How'd I know it would nearly kill her!
 
Kill Him For Love (standard:romance, 1125 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: May 26 2010Views/Reads: 1343/618Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Grandfather was a cripple. He was also a walking ideas giant.
 
Truth Holds Fast (standard:romance, 600 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Feb 01 2012Views/Reads: 1017/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I once heard a song:If I Could Turn Back Time. Well, if I could I would still believe Truth Holds Fast.
 
Ben More (standard:non fiction, 287 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Feb 05 2012Views/Reads: 972/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
When writing about a place, its good to make that place another character in your story. It's good practice, try it.
 
Love By A Thread (standard:romance, 1325 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Feb 08 2012Views/Reads: 1201/544Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A romantic comedy. Lois Reynolds finds herself in a strange place, in a strange country, and with strangers everywhere... This is the first draft of the opening chapter of Love By A Thread
 
The Chair (Chap: 1-2) (standard:science fiction, 2999 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Feb 23 2012Views/Reads: 2981/618Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Tom Schofield is grieving the loss of his wife, a best selling author. He moves around the house, perpetually mumbling to himself and, he believes, is on the edge of insanity.
 
Three Points of View (standard:drama, 732 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 02 2012Views/Reads: 1640/670Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A short flash fiction showing three Points of View.
 
A View From The Garden (standard:fantasy, 816 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 04 2012Views/Reads: 3770/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Looking out beyond yesterday. Another hour with Lori.
 
Par for the Course (standard:drama, 2156 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 16 2012Views/Reads: 1320/738Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
It has been a year since Dennis O'Conner lost his wife after having a brain aneurism. He passes his time at the Bodega Bay Golf Club, between hitting gold balls and attending to mundane activities as club secretary, nothing much happens until one, stormy
 
View From The Garden (standard:romance, 1016 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 16 2012Views/Reads: 1143/654Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Another reverie with Lori. Understanding where we came from, how we traveled, and what we've become. Loved.
 
View From The Garden (standard:romance, 645 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 20 2012Views/Reads: 1207/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Day to day we do not know what will inspire us, maybe the sun's rising, getting out of bed the right side, or a note that helps to start over, start over what we already know and believe.
 
The Chair (Chap: 3) (standard:science fiction, 1755 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 21 2012Views/Reads: 3012/704Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Bart has been charged with the responsibility of persuading a man, Tom Schofield, a noted physicist, to instead become a man of creativity. Bart is an unfinished character, brought to life by Tom's late wife, a best selling author.
 
A Saucy Tale (standard:adventure, 2702 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 24 2012Views/Reads: 1434/798Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I'd put the story away for a couple of years, now brought out and re-written in a new first draft. Lady Sarah Belington secretly leaves the house on the hill above Portsmouth harbor to find out if rumors of a pirate vessel anchored outside the harbor is t
 
A View From The Garden (another viginette) (standard:romance, 987 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Mar 30 2012Views/Reads: 1175/892Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Friendship...what is it?
 
View From The Garden (standard:romance, 684 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Apr 02 2012Views/Reads: 1291/674Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Life passing, like a balloon on the wind
 
Easter Tribute to Godspenman (standard:Inspirational stories, 938 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Apr 02 2012Views/Reads: 1087/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A thank you for so many inspirational stories from your pen!
 
Equinox (standard:fantasy, 1874 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Apr 13 2012Views/Reads: 3754/754Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Love survives everything, even death, on a certain day and within a certain time. 12 hours.
 
Judas (standard:science fiction, 4177 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 04 2012Views/Reads: 3097/664Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Frank is two thousand years old, face to live through eternity with his deceit.
 
The Teacher We Remember (standard:non fiction, 320 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Nov 01 2014Views/Reads: 658/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A reverie of childhood
 
Justin Magnus (standard:romance, 1134 words)
Author: CyranoAdded: Aug 28 2015Views/Reads: 544/342Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Thinking about writing a novel...1st draft beginning
 





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