Friday, September 7, 2012

A new poem

Autumn’s Promise

The promise of Autumn’s
Gives rise to energies forgotten
While in the midst of Summer’s

Memories long dormant
Challenge and escape to the surface

Tears well at relived
Joys and tragedies

Let down calloused walls
Allow childlike soul to

Ken Goree

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New short story on the other blog, Becoming a Man.

The newest short story, Becoming a Man, is up on my short story blog. I was a bit rushed on this one. Anything that you notice, which I should correct, please point it out to me; preferably in a nice way.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Next, on the Short Story Blog

The next story on the short story blog, due Friday, is another humor piece.  It is called, Come Dark.  This one was created from snippets of real life events, from my childhood.  Yes, my sister really did that too me.  I may embellish a detail or two; "improve" is what I like to call it.  I'm sure she doesn't remember it quite the same, but my version is "improved," and I was actually closer to 6-years-old during the true event.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Short Story

My latest short story is up on the blog.  This one is a bit of nostalgic recollection, mixed with a healthy dose of silliness.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just realized I hadn't mentioned my short story post on the 15th, and with the next one due, next Tuesday.  This is a bit dark, compared to what I have been posting.  Here is the link:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Story

The new short story posted today, 3-15-12.

Just try not to sniffle.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The March 1st story posted yesterday

The March 1st story posted yesterday, on my short story blog.  You can see it at,

And a big thank you to Katie Johnson for her revising and editing suggestions.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The newest short story has been posted to the blog

The new short story, Roasting by an Open Fire, is online.  It is a bit sillier than the previous stories.  I hope you all enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Short Story - Costa Rican Firewater (aka:Don Juan's Elixir)

This is another personal narrative.  In 2007, I co-led an educational eco-tour trip to Costa Rica.  This story, which again has my daughter as one of the characters, was from one of our stops along the way.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Books 1, 2, and 3

Poetry books 1, 2, and 3 are available on Amazon, now.  You can also get them straight from the publisher at

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Short Story #2 Posted on Short Story Blog

Read the short stories at:

The actual title of the blog has changed to "Ken Goree's Short Stories."  A friend pointed out to me that she felt a bit strange about signing up for "Ken's Shorts."  Oops, I guess I understand that issue.

Well, so far I have met my short story writing resolution, for January.  The first story went out on the first, and the second story is ready to go out tomorrow, January 15th.

It is a personal narrative, and a humor piece, all in one.  It is a memoir of a camping trip with my daughter, Carly.  I reviewed it, and am pretty sure there are no actual lies, though possibly a bit of stretching was involved.  Were anyone interested, I have another version that is excessively stretched.  I may post it in a few days, though I will not count it as a separate short story, for purposes of meeting my 2-per-month goal.  It is a bit childish, so much more appropriate for the sensibilities of the men in the audience.

One-twelfth of the way there, already?  This has a much different feel to it than the poetry blog had.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Revising and Editing

Over the week since the "year of poetry" ended, I have been going back to revise and edit my poems.  There has been some sighing and a great deal of cringing.  Now, as I look back, I wish there had been two of me: the first to do the writing as I did, and another to revise and edit before posting to the blog.  Yikes, the messes I am finding!

I feel blessed and thankful for all of the support that I received during the year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

More poetry?

The poem-a-day project has ended.  I don't expect to stop writing poetry, however, so poems will continue to show up here occasionally.  For those of you who are subscribed to this blog, you will get fewer emails now, arriving only when a new poem is added.

Thank you all for reading my poetry over the last year,

The New Year

So, 2011 is finished.  The new blog has started.  Yes, that's right, I am doing the short story blog.

I posted the first story, this morning, 1-1-2012.  The title is Nalley Bluff.

The new blog site is

I hope you give it a try.