Patrick W. Marsh

Patrick W. Marsh

A science fiction fantasy writer from Minnesota. Currently finishing the final draft of a novel and publishing consistently on Associated Content. Completely obsessed with creative writing and producing writing. English major from U of M. Love to write, love to read, wish there was some more but sadly, there really is not.
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English major emphasis on creative writing from University of Minnesota. Science fiction fantasy, and football writer.

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Young men who danced and sang the sun in flight, who knew too late then grieved it on its way.
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  • Marriage Evolution Ahead, in Minnesota and Elsewhere
    I'm happy to be a member of a state which recognizes same sex couples and marriage equality. Uneducated and homophobic nonsense has no place in our lovely state.
  • Capitalized Coffee
    A small seven-line musing on the random capitalization and industrialization of coffee shops.
  • A Heavy Summer
    How the summer remembers what we are, and therefore what it is.
  • Factory 13
    In a post apocalyptic setting - an old robot reminisces about a deadly adventure he took with a pair of children to obtain a precious plant.
  • Overflowing and Surly Cockroaches
    Three quick and quirky spring break stories from Rome, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Walton Beach.
  • A Marking Diamond
    Set in modern day suburbia, a little boy left home alone gets kidnapped by a group of sadistic dwarfs.
  • The Piano Loft
    A poem about my memories of practicing the piano in my parents' old house.
  • Home
    A little girl who has to get home or else horrible things might happen.
  • The Majesty of Super 8
    An explanation of why "Super 8" is my favorite movie of 2011.
  • Permanent
    A poem about when you create an action in reality it is never truly removed from that which was affected.
  • Moving Time
    A haiku about the time of year where it always seems like I have to move to a new home.
  • The Aquarium
    A poem based on an photo my girlfriend took at an aquarium in San Francisco.
  • The Backyard
    Flash fiction about a boy playing in his backyard woods who is about to be kidnapped by a witch.
  • A Glimmering Shamrock
    Why Casper & Runyon's restrauant Shamrocks is my favorite restaurant and an Irish jewel in St. Paul's West side in Minnesota.
  • Mantorvilla
    A poem about an old cabin I would go up to with my extended family each summer.
  • Shaving
    A poem about my father teaching me how to shave, when I was younger.
  • The Phantom Forest
    A story about a pair of men, who revisit a forest that use to haunt them when they were children.
  • The Skylark
    A short story about my hazardous interactions with a particular Buick Skylark that I drove through my young adult years.
  • The Hobbit
    My explanation of my favorite novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • The Wet Summer
    A haiku about my summer.
  • John Gardner's Fantasy Mark
    Accolades and info on my favorite novelist John Gardner who has earned my respect through his most noted novel Grendel.
  • The Watery Dead
    The raindrops ripple upon the artists mind.
  • They'll Tell Me
    My hopes that my love for fantasy writing will drag me out of the deepest precipice.
  • The Empty Castle
    A poem about memory and objects,
  • Cold Stone
    A poem about summer.
  • The Mark of the Demon King
    Is competition better out in the open? Or concealed behind lies and false statements?
  • Red 39
    A group of guys explore a mine from their childhood and find out that legends are not always that patient.
  • Empty Town
    How politicians are immediately distanced from the problems they were elected to solve by Washingtons strange environment.
  • Our New Sea of Fire
    How the careless regard for humanity is alive on our highways.
  • A Chase with No Ending Mark
    A mixture of writing and how we try to capture realism on the page.
  • Fancy Eyes
    How our eyes as children project fantasy with far more allure.
  • Chess
    A poem musing over our roles in life as if they were specifically determined.
  • Forts
    A poem about forts I built as a kid.
  • Thaw
    A poem about spring.
  • Absent Together
    A poem about a nightmare guiding a child through a tunnel.
  • Day Four
    A poem about a child waiting for aliens to possibly invade
  • Waves
    A poem about the devastation in Japan.
  • Section 35
    A monster jailed out in deep space spends time counting constellations.
  • Giveaway
    A town where knowledge was more important then survival. Enough said.
  • Celestial Body
    How space reflects the networks of our cellular design and anatomy.
  • The Mark of a Fighter
    The personal war the artist rages with their own critical thinking.
  • Acknowledgement of the Earth
    The first step to fulfilling any promise to the earth is beginning to realize that the Earth is the most complicated and powerful organism in our existence.
  • Nickelodeon Nation
    My obsession with the pop-culture effect of vintage cartoons sneaking their way into the mainstream media and personal items.
  • Endurance is Synonymous with Student Loans
    My personal struggle with student loan debt and my reliance on it for higher education. Here are a few things a person can do mentally to survive this faraway struggle.
  • Bearing Witness to St. Patrick's Day
    I typically work on St. Patrick's Day, but that doesn't stop me from observing a whole host of drunks and daubachery from the windows of my workplace.
  • The Fields
    Overcoming a saturation of art in this modern age.
  • Four Infinite Thrift Stores in Minnesota
    Four of the best thrift store's in the Twin Cities of wild Minnesota. Each store offers something antique and unique in its thrifty abundance.
  • Argument
    A poem about the modern state of argument and disdain.
  • Five Great Organic Supermarket's in Minnesota
    5 of the best and brightest organic grocery stores in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Anoka Minnesota. Each store offers a unique and amazing selection of your preferred organic sustenance.
  • Tales of the Bounty 7:50 Part 2
    In the city of Farcry where it is always rains, the living dead has come to hide. An ancient trap is set for those famed killers, all arrogant in their famed ambition, save one.
  • A Pearl Scarecrow
    On the largest green hill in Round Praire a scarecrow plays and waits. Too many cannot be killed without being spared, even It has limits.
  • 5 Excellent Bakeries in St. Paul, Minnesota
    All five of these fantastic bakeries offer standard delights as well as original wonders. Each has a good shot of charm you expect from your local breadsmith.
  • Spinning Fox on the Memory
    Time again, time described again. The memory of a memory.
  • To the Beat of the Drums to the Night
    A poem of the primal, muddled in the modern.
  • Asthma Nostalgia
    The retelling of my bout with Asthma as a little boy to highschool, told through fragmented memory and wonder.
  • Tales of the Bounty 7:50 Part 1
    In the city of Farcry where it is always rains, the living dead has come to hide. An ancient trap is set for those famed killers, all arrogant in their famed ambition, save one.
  • Moana Winter
    When I was young each winter that stalked by would be broken apart by a vacation to Honolulu Hawaii. A lovely pause to the juggernaut.
  • After Midnight
    My obsession with the survival of imagination.
  • Cilantro and Cheese Laden Black Bean Dip
    An easy and fast (30 min) recipe to make a delicious black bean dip with cheese. Perfect for entertaining your football event.
  • Artistic DNA Assemble Writers
    Writers and writing continue to be the intricate strand of DNA that seems together modern storytelling. Whether its film, television, or plays, good writing determines it all.
  • Tales of the Bounty 8:07 Part 3
    In the city of Farcry where it is always rains, the living dead has come to hide. The last of the 5 is introduced before the real hunt begins. Brothers eager to watch and command the killers. One brother will watch wearily.
  • 5 Things the Vikings Need to Be Successful
    5 things that the Vikings need to be successful in 2011 according to me, an avid Vikings fan who has been mocked and ridiculed by their poor 2010 performance.
  • Tales of the Bounty 8:07 Part 2
    In the city of Farcry where it is always rains, the living dead has come to hide. The last of the 5 is introduced before the real hunt begins. Brothers eager to watch and command the killers. One brother will watch wearily.
  • The Antiquity of War
    An examination of war in our current modern world spurred on by the current tensions between North and South Korea. Will war maintain its status and allure as the economic world webs us all together?
  • 5 Random and Crazy Things to Expect from the NFL in 2011
    My predictions concerning players and teams in the next NFL season of 2011. My predictions are random and somewhat crazy, but consistent with my point of view, and that is all I care about.
  • Tales of the Bounty 8:07 Part 1
    In the city of Farcry where it is always rains, the living dead has come to hide. The last of the 5 is introduced before the true hunt begins. Brothers breed and eager to watch and command the killers. One brother will watch wearily.
  • Understanding Your Audience
    Understanding your audience when you begin composing any piece of writing, but specifically Science Fiction or Fantasy since I write both of those, and I care the most about these particular genres.
  • Thanksgiving Memories
    A poetic tribute to Thanksgiving through random collaged language. The details originate from celebrating Thanksgiving at my Aunts house on my Dads side of the family.
  • Christmas Eve Memories Courtesy of My Aunt Virginia and Uncle Steve
    Like any good Christmas Eve memory mine is rooted soundly in my youth were throughout my childhood every Christmas Eve was spent at my Aunt Virginia's house. It was our only visit there each year, but by far it was one of the most memorable.
  • Tales of the Bounty 8:36 Part 4
    In the city of Farcry where is always rains the living dead has come to hide. 2 of the 5 have been introduced. Into the organs of Farcry, the uninvited. More victims, more victims.
  • Tales of the Bounty 8:36 Part 3
    In the city of Farcry where is always rains the living dead has come to hide. 2 of the 5 have been introduced. Into the organs of Farcry, the uninvited. Another monster introduced, another victim introduced.
  • Tales of the Bounty 8:36 Part 2
    In the city of Farcry where is always rains the living dead has come to hide. 2 of the 5 have been introduced. Into the organs of Farcry, the uninvited. Many more monsters to be introduced.
  • Five Things to Expect from the Future NFC
    Which teams will rise in and which teams will fall, over the next four years in the NFC.
  • A Review of Howl's Moving Castle
    A in-depth review of a classic anime film Howl's Moving Castle from master storyteller Hayao Miyazaki.
  • Brett Favre and E.J.
    With Brett Favre in place and nearly the entire team returning, there is absolutely no reason why the Vikings should not make a run of it this year.
  • Tales of the Bounty 8:36 Part 1
    In the city of Farcry where is always rains the living dead has come to hide. 2 of the 5 have been introduced. Now past the Falls and into the guts of Farcry. Less then nine hours, less then nine hours.
  • Tales of the Bounty Part 4
    In the town of Farcry where it always rains, the living dead has come to hide. Two of the five are introduced. Nine hours are diminishing and vanishing. Nine hours to capture him, nine to kill and study him.
  • Tales of the Bounty 9:00 Part 3
    In the city of Farcry where it always rains the living dead has come to hide. 5 bounty hunters to hunt him, kill him, dissect him. Nine hours to achieve all the fame. Nine hours till the trains begin running again. Nine hours.
  • Tales of the Bounty 9:00 Part 2
    In the city of Farcry where it always rains, the living dead has come to hide. Nine hours begins. Nine hours to kill him, nine hours to hunt, nine hours to dissect him.
  • Tales of the Bounty 9:00
    In the city of Farcry where it always rains, the living dead has come to hide. Nine hours to kill him, to capture him. The five are there to hunt him. Nine hours to kill him, to capture him.
  • Tales of the Bounty
    In the city of Farcry where it always rains, the living dead has come to hide. The finest killers have come for him, elaborate and specific. They are no real trouble for him though. Bites of dust.
  • Tales of the Bounty
    There is one living dead left. They have come to the city, all the finest killers. He is there between the canals, and the skyscrapers. They will come for him, eager to kill the man who has been alive since the beginning and end of time.
  • The Mines
    I will not be allowed to light, the strings, they are too tight.
  • The Skeleton Eye
    The darkness within the skull eye gave, the entrance to an unknown cave.
  • Unnamed Fragment
    The flaming fire bursting wide, taken by the coral tide.
  • The Whetstone
    The shimmering blade whipped clean, A breaking daylight upon the dream.
  • Age
    Some tale I heard in my youth. Of the thunder god with his hammer.
  • Castles on the Water
    Out on some faraway horizon, near palaces, castles, kings, and queens. I would find my throne, my fortress built glittering and adorned with all the stones of heaven.
  • The Far Cloud Time
    Beating wings turning the clocks.
  • Nutrigrain Bars: The Unhealthy Stealthy Ninja Snack
    Sifting through the treacherous and enigmatic tunnels of Nutrigrain bar lore. Discovering what is really happening in the breakfast bar isle, and started the search for the lone soldier that does not pack the same sugary power as a candy bar.

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