Jack Wilder
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Joined 01-28-04, id: 395200, Profile Updated: 07-11-13
Author has written 69 stories for Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Fable, Thriller, Humor, General, Biography, Mystery, Essay, Supernatural, Play, Horror, Life, War, Fantasy, and General.

The reluctant grins and the colorful well-timed metaphors-- do the two, in fact, blend?

Rather than lead you through the maze riddling out some 'character sketch' of my personae,

here are the only tokens you'll ever need to understand(vaguely at least) my presence here:

1. I write seldomly and without clear endings.

2. In the mostly mortal words of Lydia Deetz: "I myself am strange and unusual."

3. I'm always thrilled/amused/perplexed/confuddled/...emmm pleased when others find my prose-ian scratches palatable and fairly agreeable.

Thank you. Let us continue on with the feast, hmm?

And then there was some official mumbo-jumbo:

Jack Wilder (id: 395200) : All works are Copyrighted 2007-2013, protected/distributed through the Creative Commons License.

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The Silence You Hear
Surprisingly awake at an early hour, appreciating the stillness..
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Complete
Human's Sketch reviews
Breaking the silence .
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/28/2013 - Complete
The Taunt of Fearlessness
Poem from January of this year...just a ponder.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Published: 7/10/2013
Putting It Off
Thinking about time lately.. apologies for the lack of line breaks. Fictionpress hates that apparently. There should be a standard 4 lines between breaks. Please keep this in mind when reading-
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Complete
Blink Back The Dream reviews
What comes of listening closely..
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Complete
A Truth of the Deep Blue
I was feeling more like myself tonight.. This came of it- Sometimes you cannot rely on a summary box to explain what lives in you. *Please forgive the odd dot dashes..silly FP wasn't allowing line breaks..had to do a workaround-*
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Complete
Night Life of a Dream reviews
Hard to explain..one of my brief block breaks from 2011. Suppose I'd forgotten to post it..only just found it tonight.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Complete
My Evening Edition reviews
Was in a good mindscape today. Yes, it's another poem, but the best way to get your footing back is to start with the slow and familiar. This one just sorta came easy which doesn't often equate to revealing much, I'm sure. ..
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Complete
15 Life Answers Discovered In Films reviews
My output lately has been a bit diminished, so I submit this list I put together a week ago..just occurred to me on the way to work... Think it's good enough for a submit..
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,744 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/21/2011 - Complete
Stopping The Hourglass At Half
I sometimes weary of the worry. Reclaiming myself seems a recurring theme.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/11/2011 - Complete
all the king's horses
A little poetic licensing on the trials and tribs of one Humpty Dumpty..
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Published: 7/25/2011 - Complete
What Remains reviews
A good conversation with bestie about talent and doubting oneself..and the truth that tends to linger when everything's stripped away.. Not a short story or my longest poem, but definitely feels good to get anything out there..so..yeah..
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/11/2011 - Complete
Doug Chameleon reviews
Exercise from tonight-- It's about a compulsive liar that happens to be really bad at lying...but might just get better. It's a "random scene in my head" type scrap.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 468 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/21/2011
The Palm Tree Incognito reviews
Started writing this half serious go at tropical noir a little bit ago for a friend.. Looks like I'm still picking at it..2011 revised prologue & new chapter starter..
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 669 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/22/2011 - Published: 8/29/2010
Another Laugh: A RomaComedy in Three Acts
On going playscript that's been in drafts for a few months now..cute story, a few nods to some movies..but mostly it's about the characters..some are based on real people..others are an amalgam of personalities I've encountered..I still pick at this one..
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,588 - Updated: 2/16/2011 - Published: 10/28/2007
Regaining The Reigns
I prefer posting prose, but since that's not happening lately, here's a verbal battle between myself and I submitted through a few brief lines of the poetic persuasion. Or something like that.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2011 - Complete
Poetic Introspective: 2000 to 2010
A collection of poems I've written between 2000-2010. Some good. Some terrible. Some pretty great. 10 years.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 9 - Words: 6,686 - Published: 10/23/2010 - Complete
End Sequence reviews
Really don't know how this came about or where it's headed. Sometimes you just need to exercise the writer-mind or else it tends to atrophy..
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 336 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/22/2010
A Blind Spot in the Mind's Eye reviews
A version of a person locked in his own mind.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/17/2010
Double Feature
One that I've been kicking around for a few.. It's about two best friends that were really into movies as kids.. long convos about the characters.. especially heroes and villians.. *Update- Extended the story quite a bit for a 2009 Nanowrimo attempt--
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,945 - Updated: 1/18/2010 - Published: 3/25/2007
Our Time
Deceased Uncle leaves a last present to his favorite niece and nephew-- Gave this a quick write to see if I could still do long form..guess I can.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,114 - Published: 11/8/2009
The Spontaneous Recreation of Man
Wrote this sometime ago at a job--was trying to get a better understanding of myself and the worlds I create.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,427 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Complete
Mother Goose Exposed reviews
Mother Goose, stripped down and exposed for she is.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Parody - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,460 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/24/2009
Reversal
Pretty drunk. Made a fatal error the evening before. We begin with the aftermath.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 249 - Published: 9/24/2009
While You Weren't Looking reviews
What drives you? ..or better question.. Who?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 545 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/7/2009
Taking A Stand Before Me
A recurring conflict in me.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 432 - Published: 2/19/2009 - Complete
Haphazardly
Eight months, and I finally break the silence with this little blurb... Jonas was a jester. A proper fool. He wasn't one to take things too seriously. She asked him to sober up. Then things got tricky.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Published: 11/7/2008
The Parting Gift
Recent- To properly sum this one up: imagine a story created from cobbled up versions of Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz and Phantom of the Opera. That's basically what this is..sectionals from those three. It's the best way I can put it.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 348 - Published: 3/3/2008
Just Another Day
Recent one.. Getting some hell at another site over it..figured it easier to post it here. It's basically an 'I,Lucifer' type of humanizing him but without intentional redemption. Wants to experience falling in love with someone pure. Pretty fun to write.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Spiritual/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 404 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/3/2008
SwitchTrack
Recent one. Every time I pass the train station, the time and date are usually 8 years behind..figured I work up a tale about that.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 564 - Published: 3/3/2008
The Crimson Chord
Composer dealing with lover's recent death..despair..and a motorcycle. Sound like the beginnings of a rock opera? You bet it is. And that's just what he creates.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 547 - Published: 3/3/2008
Plasmatic Wonderland
Recent fluff..but amusing to work on.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Published: 3/3/2008
Karmatose
Another fairly recent one. Feels like a twins beyond the grave mystery type..The characters came pretty easy in this one. Still picking it at.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 573 - Published: 3/3/2008
About Face
A new one...it's a bare bones Jack The Ripper story...you'll note the this opening sequence is subtle about it..was going to try to ride that out until it was entirely necessary to let it be known that it's him. Don't usually do horror...feels pretty good
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 324 - Published: 3/3/2008
Finding Jim Kahuna
Wrote this one at a recent former job during training. As I wasn't learning anything, I figured writing a short would be in order..Had help with this one..Thanks, unnamed coworker henceforth known as B. What is it about? It's finished and I still know not
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,448 - Published: 1/16/2008 - Complete
The True Story of Eggs Benedict reviews
A man misunderstood..a man thats owed his due...a conspiracy..How do you like your eggs?This is his story.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,185 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/28/2007
Whispering Confessions
Longest work I've ever written.. was definitely going somewhere with this..but it fell away.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,498 - Updated: 3/26/2007 - Published: 3/25/2007
The Painted Word Collection
Interconnecting stories with different parts written each week.. Concept was good, but never really took off..
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,527 - Updated: 3/26/2007 - Published: 3/25/2007
The Last Winter
Still not sure what this is exactly.. Feels like FollyWander, that's why it was left up in the air.. It still looks like it ties into that story..almost like another part, a different dimension...or perhaps just another story in that story.. Not sure.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,856 - Published: 3/26/2007
The Day Before Yesterday
Half angsty I'm bored at my job, and hate my boss, half scifi romance. Complete one, but soso at best.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,241 - Published: 3/26/2007 - Complete
Squatter's Tale
There was much more to this story..but lost the hard copy file.. It's a bit weak in some spots, but the concept was very cool. Half Neverending Story, half Cool World.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,255 - Published: 3/26/2007
Once Over Shorts
At the time, it felt like I was writing as a terminally ill man writing about his ideas on life.. If I were to pick this back up, this idea would most likely continue.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 1,923 - Published: 3/26/2007
Le Resistance!
Another at work story, but this one was way better than the others...a good lot of it is nonfiction..what parts I won't say.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,172 - Published: 3/26/2007
Kaleidoscopes reviews
A labyrinth type tale.. Guess it was a stale attempt to write a sequel..I don't often write these type, but the idea clicked in my head about making the mortal Jareth pathetic and lonely.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,531 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2007
FollyWander reviews
Tale of a man searching for his true lifeworld... One of my favorites.. Still active.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,546 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 3/26/2007 - Published: 3/25/2007
Elegance's Last Dance
My strangest yet complete to date. It's just what the title implies.. Despite the layers of this onion, the meaning will be clear at the end.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,146 - Published: 3/26/2007 - Complete
All or Nothing
Odd little ditty..on the surface it's about a man taking justice into his hands.. but under all that, it's just a fantastical delusion helping a man cope with himself..
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,433 - Updated: 3/26/2007 - Published: 3/25/2007 - Complete
Into the Barrier
So little of it to classify.. I suppose it's scifi, though I haven't a clue what's going on.. I'm sure you'll feel the same.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 315 - Published: 3/26/2007
Dream In Blue
Also feels a bit like FollyWander, wasn't sure if I should pursue it as its own entity or do something with it later..
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 453 - Published: 3/26/2007
Interconnections
Tale of a recent widower who still writes to his wife..
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 656 - Published: 3/26/2007
Last Rites reviews
Not sure about this one.. Something very different about the main character and his last few interactions with the Priest trying to save him..
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 740 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2007
Madman reviews
Tale of a man who hypnotizes himself so that he doesn't go insane in an office setting. Seems it could be a center piece for the other 'office' story scraps.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 543 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2007
Original Sin
A prison type of tale..Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter partially inspired this.. The trouble with finishing it is that it finished itself. The last sentence in the first paragraph ended the story's life almost too well.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Published: 3/26/2007
Colt Peacemaker
Attempt at doing a first person narrative Western style.. Clearly not my best work, but I still pick at this at the odd moment.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 960 - Published: 3/26/2007
The Mural of Sound
You could probably put this and Madman in the same bin.. Scattered writing at work.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 300 - Published: 3/26/2007
Transition
Wish I knew.. Don't ask, because there's just nothing to be said.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Published: 3/26/2007
Uncover
Dark humor office conspiracy type of story.. Probably written at a job like that.. I do alot of those, get bored at boring job write story based on experience.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 323 - Published: 3/26/2007
Twice As Blurry
The college reunion story. Didn't take off, guess I was getting a bit sad thinking about a guy who sits in a nostalgic bar where none of his friends show up... Yeah.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 389 - Published: 3/26/2007
Awareness
Written for a former roommate of mine.. It still sounds like him to me.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,042 - Published: 3/26/2007 - Complete
The Bench
A sprinkling of Death Takes A Holiday..
Fiction: Fable - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 388 - Published: 3/26/2007
Eye of the Inter Shorts
Newest collection of shorts...tried to do a new piece every week. As you may already know, I have a thing for trying out new concepts....and losing interest very quickly. Shame really. I like this one.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: M - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 314 - Published: 3/26/2007
Never Forget reviews
Not sure what I was doing with this..but I like the images..
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2007
Semi Forgotten Days
Vague autobiography type. It's just a puzzle these days.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Published: 3/26/2007
Seamless
Newest doodle. Not sure where its headed..but I like the slithery concept to concept quality it has.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 368 - Published: 3/26/2007
Parallels: The Enlightenment
Childish ramble. Another throwaway from creative writ. The concept would've been great, that's why I kept it...Also, it's a good comparison to my more recent workwhich is worth more to me than this 'toilet paper' of a story.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 840 - Published: 3/26/2007 - Complete
Mental Straightjacket
Early one. Wrote this in about ten mins for a creative writ class about 8 years ago.. Nothing special about it, just qualified for a last grade. Not proud of its mediocrity, but it did the job.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 365 - Published: 3/26/2007 - Complete
Five O'Clock World
One of my first..This was just a travesty..plain and simple.. Worse yet, it's only a fragment left over from the completed piece.. Good thing too.. I keep it as a reminder that no matter what happens, I'm still a writer at heart.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 358 - Published: 3/26/2007
Almondine
Fun fluff...that's about it.. pick at this one occasionally.. It's about the writers of a radio network, very radioland murders but without the murders...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 793 - Published: 3/26/2007
Turner's Theme reviews
One of my first stories.. Regardless of all its imperfections, the heart of the tale still works..
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/25/2007 - Complete