AnthonySmith
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Joined 05-26-04, id: 415452
Author has written 42 stories for General, General, Love, Horror, Romance, Fantasy, Play, Song, and Essay.

This Collection of Poetry and Stories
by Anthony Smith

If you choose to click a link
You will be brought to a page
Containing a story or a poem
Good prose and bad prose
Bad jokes and good jokes.

And if you don't click on any of the links
Then you will probably do something else
Eat a sandwich
Drink some Ovaltine

So now I present you with the choice
Chocolate Malt Beverage?
Or literature?

Of Ivory and Horn by B. M. Ritter reviews
GREAT POEM! PLEASE REVIEW! if you liike it also try Ascending Heights!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2004
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We Are Not Morning People
An aging, HIV-positive gay man assesses his relationship with his partner as he is forced into a night of clumsy dancing. If you like Raymond Carver, you'll like this.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,242 - Published: 9/4/2006
Our Lonely Night Together
A play about the lives of those who lost someone during 9/11 set during the most recent attempted terrorist attack against the US. This play explores the lives of a recluse who claims to be able to predict attacks and his struggling-to-get-by grief counse
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,780 - Published: 8/15/2006
WASPs on a Plane
A man reflects upon his wife, his unborn child, his job, and housewives in Michigan that don't have dental insurance.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 815 - Published: 7/29/2006
The Sidewalk Philosopher reviews
After reading a beautiful piece of prose written in chalk on a New York City sidewalk, a famous jazz musician invites a starving philosopher to his next post-midnight party in order to find out more about his absolute Truth.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,488 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/17/2006
The Bat King
When Gardener's kid brother is kidnapped to repay a debt owed by his governor-father, Gardener must venture into the heart of the bat cave to do battle with the malevolent Bat King and discover the mysterious nature of his father's rise to power.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,392 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/17/2006
The Vagabonds Parts 1 and 2
A troupe of magicians rumoured to be kidnapping children arrives at the shores of an island and demands to speak with a young boy named Saul, whose father mysteriously died after traveling the world doing research about a group of child-stealing magicians
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,282 - Published: 7/17/2006
Wordsworth Essay fo real reviews
I'm just transfering this from one comp to another. No one read it but me
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 270 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/5/2006
Wordsworth Essay reviews
I'm just transfering this from one comp to another. No one read it but me
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 323 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/5/2006
Der Wasserfall Chokolade
When William Wonka, CEO of Wonka Chocolate, Inc., hears news of an Oompa-Loompa revolt the day before an inquiry into this factory, he finds an ally in an unlikely place.
Fiction: Play - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,754 - Published: 1/31/2006
TSC reviews
A chilling, semi-autobiographical dark-comedy about suicide, love, and optimism. Though an angsty subject, the characters are "delightfully apathetic to their fate, and cause the audience to care for them too much, too late." Read and respond.
Fiction: Play - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,897 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/7/2006
The Trouble With Me And You reviews
A song about a love that's too perfect. Dedicated to a boy I know. My favorite of all the songs I've written.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3/2006
Alchemy reviews
Fiction and non-fiction are best left unreconciled.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 685 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/27/2005
Vive La Mort
A song I wrote during an AP European History lecture on the French Revolution. I tried experimenting with Anti-Folk lyricism. For some reason, there is a double space after every line, so if you could tell me how to get rid of that, much obliged.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 320 - Published: 12/5/2005
Liposuction, Petroleum, and You! reviews
An english assignment meant to be a tribute to Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal", this essay offers and expedient and effective way of ridding both national obesity and gasoline deficit. Full of biting humor and sarcasm!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,119 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/6/2005
L is for LoveLiteratureLiesLettersLust reviews
Tensions abound when Larry, a once-great poet now in the waning phase of his career, must deal with Linnea Lane, the beautiful celebrity girlfriend of is roommate Leo, a male model, and Leo's claim that it is he that is the famous poet.
Fiction: Play - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,207 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2005
Silver reviews
Under extraordinary circumstances, sixteen-year old Lawrence enlists a member of the Clandestines, a secret branch of an army under the control of a princess as beautiful and charming as she is bellicose. Packed with fast-paced action, Silver is an "invig
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,793 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/20/2005
Here's An Emo Song For You reviews
Eh, just a cute little piece I through together. Most of my emo songs make fun of the genre, so if you're really really hardcore about emo being the "writings of the heart", then maybe you won't like this. But if you like to laugh, then this a piece for y
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/29/2005
If They Could See You Now reviews
An autobiographical piece about being a young, gay teen using drugs to mask the sadness felt. Unembarassed, dark, and beautifully blunt, this is one of my strongest pieces.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,731 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/28/2005
The Sordid, Sordid Sex Lives of Famed Historians reviews
Two married historians, with very different views on how one should go about recording history, have been growing apart in their marriage for the past two decades. Everything changes when, one morning, while Eden begins to write her opus magnus, the coupl
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,064 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/30/2005
No Flowers Grow in New York City reviews
Sometimes the things that hurt us so powerfully for so long are the things we will miss the most...
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,853 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/19/2004
The BicycleRider
It is a dreary, rainy New Jersey morning when Tom Blake, a man with the perfect life and the perfect lover, finds himself in his favorite chair, reading his favorite book, when all of a sudden, he hears a knocking on his door. This is how Tom Blake's alr
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,901 - Published: 10/30/2004
A Story Without a Title for Titles Tend to Confine reviews
The story of the every day fantasy that occurs at the heart of reality. Two children go on a journey following the North Star and encounter surrealism, a witch intent on freeing Tibet, a man with only one bullet, and lots and lots of giant snakes.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,120 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/22/2004
Video Store reviews
A story about a day in the life of a man that runs a video store and the various people that he encounters. Tell me what you think! And if you don't read it, you suck things.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,999 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/7/2004
The Letter reviews
As soon as I was done writing this story, I was left uneasy. I didn't know whether it was fiction or if it was something else. Oh well, the point is, you should read this. Because it will make you very happy, or very sad, but you will relate to the speake
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 675 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2004
Mary Alyse and Abigail: A Horror In Two Parts reviews
An outcast with a hobby for collecting dolls finds a doll with a certain peculiarity. The doll is not made to look beautiful. This doll soon becomes her favorite doll, and her only friend in life. And soon, we find out that not all of this doll's intentio
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/23/2004
If Ever You Read This
The speaker writes a poem expressing how he feels about a former loved one.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Published: 9/23/2004
We Never Kissed reviews
The speaker of this story is your average person dealing with what those who knew better would call a "mediocre lifestle." One day, while walking in New York City, he meets a famous actress with whom he used to attend classes and they talk briefly of thei
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,282 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/20/2004
Life After Seth reviews
The melancholy story of what happens to two teenagers, Ben and Laura, after their closest friend kills himself.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,089 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/17/2004
The Sea reviews
The water glows a lovely green today/ Catching the sunlight's every ray/ Never has a beauty been so fake/ And needed to be beautiful for its own sake
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/5/2004
The Song reviews
The words that rhyme fill me with disdain/ As I attempt another poor refrain/ Writing each line with the utmost of care/ Wishing that there were more beauty there
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/5/2004
Musings reviews
In this day and in this hour/ I call upon an ancient power/ Come to me and aid my hands/ To weave my soul in silver strands
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 226 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/5/2004
Time is a Fine Golden Sand reviews
Time is a fine golden sand/ Held with outstretched fingers/ It slips through easily/ Without even trying.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/5/2004
Peach
The taste of a peach ignites a memory of a loved one. Happy reading!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Published: 7/28/2004
Mirror reviews
One of my first poems. A bit clunky in its style, but the message is still there and still rings true. The original title was "The Poverty of Vanity" to give you an idea of what the poem is about. Summaries don't do anything justice. Happy reading!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 219 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/28/2004
When I Have Left This Earth
Dark humor abounds in a poem about life after love, or a lack of love. A person unhappy in a relationship curses his or her abusive loved one. Bad summary, good poem. Happy reading!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 304 - Published: 7/28/2004
The Second We Were
The speaker reflects on a dead relationship and tries to pinpoint the perfect moment from it, when he felt himself the most connected to his other half. Happy reading!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 260 - Published: 7/28/2004
Someone Took a Photo of Me Once reviews
The speaker looks at a photo taken of himself six years ago and reflects on all the changes that have occured within himself and in his family. Happy reading!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 283 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2004
I Am Beloved reviews
This is a poem about empowerment. A person feels that their other half in a relationship is taken them for granted because he feels that he is higher than the speaker. This poem lashes out at that frame of mind and is intended for all those that have ever
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/28/2004
The Most Misunderstood Sin
This poem was written in response to someone calling me conceited. It preaches about the importance of being hedonistic. Happy reading!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 314 - Published: 7/28/2004
A Day in the Life of a Greeting Card Holiday reviews
A not-so-elderly couple elope. A young boy makes a valentine for the girl he likes. A woman makes love for the first time. Isn't Valentines Day the greatest?
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,637 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/9/2004
Valencia, the Painter reviews
This is a story of collective stories that seem to tell a story about a young girl named Valencia, a young painter, who finds herself adventuring through life, dialogue, and dreams for an unfound inspiration for a simple painting. What she finds instead s
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 2,961 - Reviews: 10 - Updated: 5/27/2004 - Published: 5/26/2004
A Day at the Pond in a Park in a Town reviews
An elderly woman finds herself sitting on a park bench, watching ducklings on a pond, reflecting on life and death, when one-by-one people come to talk to her. This is a story of those people and the connections they share. (STORY COMPLETE)
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,529 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/27/2004
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