Mark Starlin

All my stories categorized for easy access and reading. Frequently updated.

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Max Langelott

I created this index for those who wish to read more of my writings. You can find everything categorized into topics. Click one of the topics below to see everything in that category and make me smile.

When it comes to writing my novel

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Andrea Piacquadio

I have a novel in the works
It taunts me every day
I never seem to write much more
I feel like a cliché

But there are so many other things
that lead me far astray
Like games I must play on my phone
or walks on the greenway

Or catching up on my shows
streaming on Netflix
I think I’ll watch just one more
I’m only on episode six

Or catching up on the news
I need my daily dose of depression
And if it doesn’t make me sad
it usually brings out my aggression

Of course, there’s social media
to waste more of my hours
Endless opinions and rantings
makes everybody…

It was not what I thought it would be. It was far better.

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I am sure I am not the first person who got fed up with the corporate rat race and decided to re-invent themselves. But I can’t tell their story without doing a lot of research. And since that is not going to happen, let’s get back to me.

Earning six figures as a financial planner was a good gig, but having to wear a suit every day made it barely worth it. I am a jeans and t-shirt guy. Or, as Neil Diamond said so eloquently, “Forever in blue jeans.”

Actually, I am still a little mad at Neil for betraying his own lyrics and wearing fancy stage clothes. I learned a hard lesson that most songwriting is fiction. But I have forgiven Neil, considering his musical documentation of the great waves of US immigration. That lyrical tale of souls chasing their dream of freedom and coming to America. Today! …

Tales of Hollister Bootstone

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Apple Books version (Amazon and B&N versions are text only)

I have published a collection of Hollister Bootstone stories on Amazon and Apple Books called Somewhere In The Old West.


Mark Starlin

Old bones. Young heart. Focusing on a wide variety of creativity. @markstarlin

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