Review / “Swaying to the Music: Coming of age love stories”

“Swaying to the Music” recently received this review and I thought it was very interesting! By skywise on August 1, 2015   Steven Harz’s poetry collection “Swaying to the Music” reminds me a bit of an old coffee shop I used to frequent. There was always this older gentleman, I don’t think I ever learnedContinue reading “Review / “Swaying to the Music: Coming of age love stories””

Poetry / “Search”

Search I used your glove box Gulf station street map to find the busiest barroom back alley my hands and knees broken bottle bleeding and ear to cracked pavement eyes closed to concentrate on your recent rattle and fading hum determined to find the proper direction to begin my search. — copyright 2014 Steven HarzContinue reading “Poetry / “Search””

Poetry / “Holy water shot glass”

Holy water shot glass   Intoxicating and excruciating, a baggy Bob Marley T-shirt hanging off your shoulder when we first met I felt I should be forced to walk a sidewalk straight line and touch an extended finger to my nose. On weekend barstools we alternated playing the game and arguing the rules with noContinue reading “Poetry / “Holy water shot glass””

10 second love story: “Charting a path”

This week we wind back the clock to take another look at my piece titled “Charting a path” I hope you enjoy! https://stevenharz.com/2013/01/02/poem-charting-a-path/   My eBooks of poetry and romance are available at Etsy – please visit my page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OctoberRoadPublish

Five Star Sunday book review: “Captivating! Must read!”

I love this review of ‘Songs You Can’t Dance To’!! — “Captivating! Must read! LOVE this. Started to read it, couldn’t put it down….and have gone back to read it again. Completely captivated. Such powerful feelings behind this writing. I feel like I am looking not Steve’s open heart and somehow invading his privacy. SoContinue reading “Five Star Sunday book review: “Captivating! Must read!””

“Gold” – after “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell and James Taylor

He drove along listening to James Taylor sing a new version of an old Glen Campbell song and watched October in Connecticut fly by the morning skyline in a blur of golden leaves and crisp blue skies. With the window down and the breeze hitting his exposed arm he raised his sunglasses in order toContinue reading ““Gold” – after “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell and James Taylor”

New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series”

I have participated many times in the Iron Writer Challenge, and have been fortunate to win a few. In The Challenge 5 authors are given 4 disparate elements (in one case mine were a coconut, a wheel from a covered wagon, a vacuum tube radio and a Komodo dragon…!) and then have 5 days toContinue reading “New book: “Ironology 2014: The Iron Writer Championship Series””

A new poem: “Diner placemat love note”

Diner placemat love note   I have become a front porch Bell jar wino looking for yesterday but all I want is to be a back alley junkie freebasing glimpses of tomorrow and on each day of your absence I’ve received a morphine drip of your perceived value while fearing the dark and squinting toContinue reading “A new poem: “Diner placemat love note””

Backroad Love Story / “Tin boy”

Tin Boy The simultaneous gloss and tack of the Ladies’ Home Journal ran beneath his first two fingers until they came to a stop on an address label showing that it was a mid-1970s October in Connecticut.  Since it was autumn and New England, the memories are tinted orange, and in this case it’s appropriateContinue reading “Backroad Love Story / “Tin boy””

My book, “More Pennies Than Water”

My book, “More Pennies Than Water” In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In “More Pennies Than Water” he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death.Continue reading “My book, “More Pennies Than Water””

My appearance on ‘Journal Jabber’ reading my poem “Gas station road map”

My appearance on ‘Journal Jabber’ reading my poem “Gas station road map” “We have an exciting show this afternoon as we hear competitive microfiction readings for the annual Iron Writer challenge.  The four winners of the last year come together pen to pen to fight for the honor of being named the Iron Writer 2014.Continue reading “My appearance on ‘Journal Jabber’ reading my poem “Gas station road map””

“More Pennies Than Water” on sale for 99 cents until the end of March!

In his third collection of fiction and poetry, award-winning writer Steven Harz once again connects readers to stories containing emotions with which we can all connect. In “More Pennies Than Water” he covers themes of loves lost and found as well as rebirth of life and coping with death. Appearing regularly in “The Iron WriterContinue reading ““More Pennies Than Water” on sale for 99 cents until the end of March!”

My flash fiction piece “A Dent and the Other Half of a Smile” now available

My flash fiction piece “A Dent and the Other Half of a Smile” now available on Gumroad for 99 cents! Click on the photo to come take a look!

10 second love story: “Seated at the right hand”

When you finally gained the strength or courage to roll back the stone that had kept me dead to you for three days or years (I’m not sure) I was missing or hiding from our love and the bandages that covered my emotional wounds were not folded neatly because they were still draped from myContinue reading “10 second love story: “Seated at the right hand””

My story, “She’s as sweet as”, now available for $.99!

My short story, titled “She’s as sweet as”, is now available for $.99 at Gumroad.  “She’s As Sweet As” – a short story of young love “She’s As Sweet As” is a short story of young love set inside the framework of a high school football game. The piece is meant to allow the readerContinue reading “My story, “She’s as sweet as”, now available for $.99!”

My poem “Kingsfoil” wins the Iron Writer Challenge Summer Solstice Open

I am happy and humbled to have won the inaugural Iron Writer Challenge Summer Solstice Open.  The Iron Writer Challenge (www.theironwriter.com) give 4 writers 4 days to write a 500 word story or poem – the catch is that the writers are given 4 disparate elements that must be included.  This week’s elements were: an incubus,Continue reading “My poem “Kingsfoil” wins the Iron Writer Challenge Summer Solstice Open”

“Dashboard drawing board” wins The People’s Poetry contest!

http://peoples-poetry-competition.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/3-dashboard-drawing-board.html Dashboard drawing board I do my best writing while drivingusing a dashboard drawing boardand rolled down window arm restwith a stolen bank ink penattached to nothing bya few remaining links of chainI write crooked words on the pagesof a drug store spiral pocket notebookand just as I would clean upbefore hospital visits to youIContinue reading ““Dashboard drawing board” wins The People’s Poetry contest!”

Poetry / “A new cure”

Each day I collect couch cushion pennies Lincoln wheat copper zinc in a dented tin bucket that I stored secretly under our bed until the time came for me to need an abandoned wishing well Behind our house on welcome wooded walks path tracks bridge brook you gathered weeds and wildflowers in turn of theContinue reading “Poetry / “A new cure””