“Yikes!” Yup, that’s the appropriate response.

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Some months before my dad’s passing, I described a childhood story to a friend of a nude beach encounter. The friend was surprised as the experience was facilitated by my dad — when I was age 11, just barely in middle school.

I lived in Michigan and was visiting him…


Bambini — everyone is doing it

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I am relatively new to Medium authoring, especially poetry. But, I have long been enamored by the written word. There’s joy in this new endeavor. I’ve tapped into something previously unknown — or maybe it’s tapped into me. Maybe that’s how things work. Everything is interconnected, more deeply than we…

A confused, confusable, and confusing dad, husband, and son. A good professional, a better amateur. Writing weird fiction, poems, observations, and reflections.

Born an only child; raised with my imaginary siblings by a single, caring, and spoiling mother; supported by odd but loving grandparents; complicatedly loved and abandoned by my…

And I’m fucking okay with it

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This week I cried watching stories
Of personal exploration, discovery, and growth
I cry, but not this often

“Maid” was one of those stories
Poverty, mental illness, and domestic abuse
Motherhood, desperation, and loss of innocence
Alas, empowerment, healing, stability, and love
Amazing fiction, yet experienced by many

“Found,” a…

Sean F Corbin

Writing in progress, please stand by

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