DebbieKatz
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Joined 01-16-17, id: 1080569, Profile Updated: 07-24-17
Author has written 14 stories for General, Life, Humor, Fantasy, Nature, and Family.

I originally got into writing because of Star Trek: the Original Series which will always be the Star Trek to me :) When my friends & I were trying to write stories in that universe, I discovered that I do not plot well enough to do stories, but I love playing with words & turning them into poetry. I love creating rhymes & rhythms that flow as naturally as everyday language. And I hope my reader(s) will have a feeling of, "Yes, I know how that feels! I know what you mean!"

While a lot of the poems I wrote, starting back in junior high school, were about Star Trek, there were equally as many that were science fictional in nature, but not fannish in content. So, I am posting those poems here :) Some of these were written while I was in junior & senior high school, some I wrote about 10 years later, in the late 1970's & early 80's, and some will be newer. Since I retired (YAY), I've gone back to my notebooks & doodles, & am trying to get back into writing. I can tell there are poems waiting to be written, it's just a matter of getting my muse to speak.

Thanks for letting me indulge myself :)

P.S. - I post my fannish poetry over at FanFiction.net, also under the name "DebbieKatz".

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Orion
I just bought a book of 365 poetry prompts, & the first day I used it gave me "favorite constellation". Orion is mine, from long-ago days of star-gazing with friends. Unfortunately, I could not figure out how to format it the way I wanted, so it doesn't look the way it should, but the word & the thoughts are all there.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Published: 11/10 - Complete
Long Tones
I play the clarinet because my father does. He was my mentor on the instrument, & he always made me start our practice sessions with a series of long tones - holding each note for at least 8 beats, from soft to loud to soft again. This helps with breath & dynamic control, as well as creating a good solid sound. I didn't like long tones - I thought they were boring.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Published: 10/21 - Complete
Poets
Another snippet-poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Published: 10/21 - Complete
Me
Just a little snippet that came to me.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27 - Published: 10/21 - Complete
Aliens reviews
Tabloids have predicted for years that extraterrestrials are going to come to Earth & save us from ourselves. But if we cannot get past our own differences, why would they risk it?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/12 - Complete
Flying
Flying through the galaxy...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 7/25
Stars I reviews
Living in a big city with a lot of light, I miss seeing the stars.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/2 - Complete
Untitled Pseudo-Haiku reviews
I sent this to #NPRpoetry for their Twitter poetry challenge.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/29 - Complete
Light-Headedness: A Warning
A cautionary tale...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Published: 3/12 - Complete
Don't Walk on the Grasses!
Just some fun about walking on the lawn - or not.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Published: 3/10 - Complete
Question reviews
What will happen after we're gone?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/6 - Complete
Tomorrow
Not sure how to describe this...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40 - Published: 2/19 - Complete
Daydreams reviews
Wishful thinking...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/19 - Complete
The Poet's Dilemma reviews
Being put on the spot to write a poem...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/15 - Complete