Creative Writing

glasses on bookHere you’ll find the creative, narrative side of my writing endeavors. These include my collected works of poetry, short stories, and other works of short fiction and creative writing. I make no warranties as to their quality or fitness for human consumption.

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.”
― Stephen King

A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative. We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it’s not the ‘popular’ choice.
― Tabatha Coffey


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The Force – A celebratory haiku

sidewalk – folding chair only Chewbacca is warm The Force Awakens Brett Noneman


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Chasing the Sun – Part 2: The Shortcut

This is part 2 of a 3 part short story. If you haven’t read it, please start with Part 1: The Bet   Part 2: The Shortcut The bet made, Gus jumped on his bike and pedaled away, not waiting for Billy to catch up. The sun was sinking faster […]


Wish Fish – A limerick

There once was a man caught a fish That would grant him his every last wish. He wished for a fire So that he could fry ‘er, And boy was that wish fish delish!


Cheese House – A limerick

“Cheese House” – a limerick by Brett Noneman


Excerpt: The Forever War

The Forever War is a tremendous book, and definitely a worthy read. That being said, most of the language in this book is fairly direct and simple, which matches the tone of the book well. The main character is a very grounded person who tends to think and talk in […]


Old Bicycle

Chasing the Sun – Part 1: The Bet

Part 1 of the short story “Chasing the Sun” by Brett Noneman