Short Stories & Poems

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Frozen Chosin

An extract from Free Fire Zone, a collection of linked short stories by Dennis Maulsby released in 2016 (see book page to order full book). Frozen Chosin received a first-place award in the 2014 Great War to End All Wars fiction contest.

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A book of Haiku and Senyru’s

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Definition: fris·son noun frē-ˈsōⁿ – a sudden passing sensation
of excitement, a shudder of emotion.

Frissions is a poetry chapbook, featuring the author’s original cover art and twenty-six haiku, arranged by the season of the year. Twelve of these short poems have been published in national anthologies and literary journals, four of which have won awards in contests. These three line traditional poems fed the imagination, offering powerful images and ‘aha’ moments.

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version of Frissons.

Music by Elaine Erickson. Suzanne Lommler, mezzo-soprano,
James Poulsen, piano.


Definition: heptadecagon – a polygon having seventeen sides and seventeen angles. A geometric equivalent of traditional seventeen syllable American haiku/senryu. This chapbook consists of twenty-six new haiku and senyru poems with a bonus tanka. Nine of the poems have received awards or been published in other journals.


Cave Canim! Beware of the Dog!

The cover shouts, Beware of the Dog, in six different languages. Inside twenty-six authors give you their serious and amusing observations of the family pet. Like Shakespeare said,

Let Hercules himself do what he may,

The cat will mew and the dog will have his day

Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1


Listen to Dennis reciting his poem
 Omaha Beach set to music.