Derek Dogan
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Joined 07-28-02, id: 242442, Profile Updated: 11-22-12
Author has written 63 stories for General, General, Love, Life, Horror, Humor, Sci-Fi, Friendship, and Humor.

At some point during the last year, Fictionpress killed the formatting on all of my submissions. I remember having to work to force it to accept stanza breaks in the poetry by using some uncommon symbol, which I guess they started filtering for. I have no idea why the site is so opposed to the idea of stanzas.

Anyway, if my work here looks like it runs on without tact, that's why.

-November 2012

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Heath Stark by John 44th reviews
Laid back noir-ish sci-fi adventure... thingy. Just start reading it, because any synopsis would suck. I'll probably be updating it once every other week or so... (we'll see how long I stick to that)
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,250 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/10/2006 - Published: 4/21/2006
Motel SIX by A-chan reviews
Musings in a motel. Another dark vignette. ^_-
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/25/2000
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Keys Flashing reviews
It's forty-six words, and you want me to summarize it?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/18/2013 - Complete
The Shape of Silence reviews
On leaving
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/24/2012
This is my Baraka
Understanding.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 5/31/2011 - Complete
TVP reviews
Hipsters, hypocrites, and textured vegetable protein - more appetizing than it sounds, I swear. I somehow overlooked this while uploading last time; it's definitely one of my favorites. April 2009
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/17/2010 - Complete
Drift reviews
Living day to day. March 2009
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/16/2010 - Complete
Tobacco in the Courtroom
This was a quick, funny little exercise. Not intended as "serious writing," but I like the way it turned out.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 895 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Complete
The Girl Who Became A Butterfly reviews
I quite like this one. I'm still working on it, but this will probably be one of my best when finished.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/23/2009
I Saw Myself in a Glass
I was playing with internal rhyme and rhythm here, and both are pretty good. This is not viable, though, and I've abandoned it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Published: 3/23/2009 - Complete
Last Call reviews
Tavern musings.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/8/2007 - Complete
400 Slag
A writer for a pulp magazine becomes involved in a real-life murder. Set some unspecified amount of time in the future.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,523 - Published: 4/23/2006
Vicarion reviews
About a friend of mine.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/23/2006
Strangers
Funerals.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Published: 2/3/2006
Utopian reviews
A perfect world.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/25/2006
Rubbernecking reviews
Have you ever been in one of those traffic jams where everyone has to stop and look for a few seconds once they reach the accident?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/25/2006
America reviews
Two hitch-hikers in a postmodern U.S.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 880 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/20/2006
The Foundling reviews
Really short story that begins in an alley and centers around a vagrant.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 502 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19/2006
Dooley
Dooley is my neighbor, and I hate him.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,064 - Published: 10/17/2005
The Purist
To build without cause or hope. To struggle against adversity in the face of all reason.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 328 - Published: 9/25/2005
The Ninth Tier reviews
Facade.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 383 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/2/2005
Roses reviews
I don't like this one much anymore. Its mood depresses me while its stanzas seem very jarring and disjointed.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/20/2005
Rise of the Bureaucrats reviews
Replaced with edited content to make this decent. The entire story is now in Chapter 1, and all the other chapters are redundant. Formatting might be hard on the eyes, since I altered it some time ago for printing. Copy/change font or just deal with it.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 35,649 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/26/2005 - Published: 11/21/2004
The Better Life reviews
Two bums in an alley talk about life.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,995 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/19/2004
Friday the 13th: A Day in the Life of Christian reviews
I got suspended for writing this about a guy a couple years back.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,994 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/5/2004
The Cutting the Grass Poem reviews
On mowing my lawn.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/4/2004
Seven Wings reviews
Falling
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 206 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/4/2004
Life By Rote reviews
Routine and bitterness
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 393 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/25/2004
The Machine reviews
I wrote it to convey a feeling, a mood, and a picture in my mind
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 254 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/13/2004
Disjointed reviews
There's a strange and horrific cycle of agony and human failing everywhere you look. Everything is a pattern, logical and frightening and cold and correct, but everything is so... disjointed.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/6/2004
Scraps reviews
My life, technology, and the beauty that exists in nothingness.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 625 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/3/2004
The Secret Stair reviews
John Winterborn discovers a portal between worlds, a 'secret stair' that may hold the key to the infinite. Only problem is, he's not alone...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,711 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 3/2/2004 - Published: 2/27/2004
Why People Are So Stupid reviews
In the beginning there were two civilizations. One was a glorious utopia, the other a stinking den of naked savages. Guess which side won the war.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,473 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/29/2004
The Dead Man Who Decided to Live reviews
A random dead guy decides he'd like to see what it's like, being alive in our day and age. Disgusted, he drinks himself to death. A humor poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 299 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/28/2004
Stan reviews
From the friends of a future serial killer. Stanley Grunhoff is a good man.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/28/2004
Blue
Thinking about stuff
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 285 - Published: 2/28/2004
A Rose of Folded Shadows reviews
Life doesn't mean much when you're only seeing things in shades of darkness
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 234 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/28/2004
Life as Usual
The subordinate intern assistant janitor in training at the local Unemployment Office gets irritated with his station in life. What's a guy to do? Go on a city-wide crime spree, of course! R&R
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,050 - Published: 2/25/2004
Manifesto of Self reviews
I was bored.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/20/2004
Thanatopsis and the Portrait of Dorian Gray reviews
To become a mixture of Gothic ambience and science fiction, with more than a healthy dose of the horrifically supernatural. More of a rough draft than anything. The first chapter is really just there for setup... Read it or don't.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,089 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2004
Human reviews
A bit piece on what it is to be human, and the joy that comes with finally breaking the cycle...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 359 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/17/2003
Outside Looking In reviews
Introspective/statement of the obvious, take it as you will
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/2/2003
Descent reviews
Into madness
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 733 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2003
Fade to Black reviews
Vignette
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2003
Smile reviews
Smile...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 198 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/3/2003
When the Stars Fade reviews
The depths of sheer despair one can fall to...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 560 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/3/2003
Childhood's End reviews
Thoughts on the end of one life and the begiinning of another.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 410 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/30/2003
Babel reviews
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 373 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/27/2003
The Cycle reviews
The cycle of war, and death...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3/2003
Caught in the Gap
Change, and how hard it sometimes can be...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 397 - Published: 1/3/2003
After the Show reviews
What's left for us, after the show?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/3/2003
Words reviews
Words...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3/2003
Silence reviews
Very symbolic. Not much else to say about this one.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/25/2002
911 Dedication reviews
Like the title says... please R&R
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 232 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 9/13/2002
Catherine reviews
Something I wrote a long time ago... but it still means something to me.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/8/2002
Uwasa
The title is taken from the Cherokee. It means "Alone". R&R
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Published: 8/27/2002
Snowflakes reviews
What can I say? Something different. Please R&R!
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,594 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/26/2002
Dreams reviews
A poem about love...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 238 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/26/2002
What Happened to Forever? reviews
A poem about youth, and just how much you can miss something once it's gone.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 297 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/26/2002
Stars reviews
Romantic, wistful... sort of a companion fic for Dreams
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/26/2002
A Change of Perceptions
Something I wrote a long time ago. Different.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Published: 8/26/2002
Dancing in the Wind reviews
Nature...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/26/2002
Family reviews
It's about... just read the title, lol
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/26/2002
Of You reviews
Romantic sort of poem...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/26/2002
Rising of the Sun (unfinished) reviews
Like the title says...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/26/2002