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Lady, the Dog

Lady, the Dog  By Kristina Stammen   Today I lost my best friend, I will no longer see her eager brown eyes, Wagging tail, and happy face. Lady enjoyed a life full of verve. A dog’s day of eating and sleeping, The simple things only a four-legged creature Can ask for.  She also liked rolling around in bedsheets, Sunning herself and sniffing the fragrant air. Flowers ranging from rose to Lantana. I remember taking her to the beach And she […]

Orange County, CA

Orange County By Kristina Stammen Orange County is the place to live. Rest your weary head on the sand And dream of burnt French Fries! Next, go to the mountains Get even more sunburned on the snowy slopes! Education plays an important role to us. Colleges and universities abound in O.C. Oceanography is among the many majors. Understanding English, written and oral, a Necessity to all. To pass, you must write complete sentences. Why (Y)? Success is measured by all […]

An Ode to the Poem

An Ode to the Poem A poetic forum has fallen upon us. The past few classes, Rhyme and meter dominate the evening. Thought provoking & inspirational poems rule the roost. Oh, the praises of the poetic art! I attempt one now or rather an ode to the form. Metaphors and similes seep into our minds. Romantic poems cause us to fall in love. Inspirational ones believe we can accomplish our dreams. Thought provoking verses make us stop to think & […]


The Ghosts of the Stratton House by Kristina Stammen White billowy clouds blanketed the sky with the sun giving off an aura of heaven. I tilt my face toward the sun and smile, my husband is at my side. We are walking with arms entwined in a beautiful rose garden when from nowhere a loud cannon shot is heard and I suddenly fall to the ground. When I woke up I found myself in a moving car. The person at […]

My Top 10 Favorite Books

Kristina's top 10 favorite books The Last Man by Vince Flynn 11/22/63 by Stephen King Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova The Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien Phantom of The Opera by Gaston Leroux The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas