Ash Cole
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Joined 04-12-06, id: 1026834, Profile Updated: 06-01-12
Author has written 36 stories for Aldous Huxley, Dark Tower series, Craft, Book X-overs, Misc. Books, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Our Town, Beowulf, Misc. Cartoons, and Misc. Plays/Musicals.

My pen name is Ash Cole. I have been writing since I was seventeen when I enrolled in a creative writing course in High School. After auditioning at Texas Wesleyan University I decided to major in Theatre Arts. I received my B.A. degree in the year of 2000 at University of North Texas. I got the privilege to study acting in New York and studied creative writing on my own. I lived in Manhattan during 2001-02 and unfortunately experienced 9/11. That day changed my life. What was I doing in New York? I was studying at The New School University with the Actors Studio Drama School's MFA program Inside the Actors Studio. At the time this MFA program was part of the school. I got to sit in and listen to the following actors interview with Dean James Lipton: Bruce Willis, Sissy Spacek, Debra Winger, Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, Johnny Depp, Ethan Hawke, Kevin Costner and many more talented actors, stars and icons. It was the best year ever.

My favorite style of writing is contemporary like Jack Kerouack, Allen Gingsberg, Kurt Vonnegut. I'm a big fan of Earnest Miller Hemingway, Franz Kafka and Berltolt Brecht.

I love creative drama and all forms of storytelling. You will learn that much of my writing consist of screenplays, plays, and short stories. So far, I have completed three novels which are The Untitled (C) (2003), The Entitled (2004) The Theif's Story (2005). I am currently thinking about a new novel. I have written short stories, plays and screenplays. I have much saved and have provided some of the books on site. I don't really do crossover stories, but if the story reminds me of another story I will select it. I mostly post under miscellaneous stories.

Also, I write poetry.

I hope my fiction ignites your creative juices and inspires. I aspire to inspire, before I expire. I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. I once lived on the outskirts in a little town called Crowley, wife my ex wife Sara and our five cats Romeo Spike Emerson III aka Romeow, Itsy, Sugar, Achilles, Squeek. Sugar just had seven babies (so make that twelve cats.) Good reading. I have lived in Fort Worth, TX most of my life. I have also lived in Long Beach, CA and NYC.

As of 2011. I'm now divorced from Sara and have only two cats Romeo Spike Emerson III and, his healthy portly offspring Mojo, sometimes I call him Mojo Nixon (a black cat with a single spot on his chest). I lost Itsy (my one eyed Tonkinese) to my ex during the separation in February 2011 and the other cats were given away to non-kill animal shelters or the Humane Society.

I still write poetry. I feel poetry requires true inspiration and must be drawn from a sincere place within. I think poetry comes from a hidden place and sometimes it's within and sometimes its inside us and other times around us. Nature should be part of it but I lately I turn to everyday items in life and sometimes I use what I hear people say or do. Somtimes its simply a scene. I read one poem on Daily Poetry that was nearly a short story. I like that kind of poetry. Poetry that speaks out and simply tells a story.

How has theatre helped me as a writer?

On theatre and writing. It came be a time consuming mix. Each feeds the other.

On acting and writing.

I think writing helps actors as well as acting helps writers. Experiencing how a story is created helps the actor appreciate the writing profession. On the flip side, experience the life of the character helps the writer value his or her story.

A craft is defined as an art, trade or an occupation requiring a special skill. Acting is more physical than writing. I acknowledge that acting can be considered both an art and a craft. I understand why it is considered a craft. It is a craft because the imagination and body are used to represent the life of the story. The writer uses words to tell a story. The actor breathes life into words. In early times stories where told orally and the actor and writer existed as the same. Sanford Meisner is quoted for saying that acting is, "living truthfully under imaginary circumstances."

Nowadays, both acting and writing still demand special skills. Both are considered trades and many today exist as both actor and writer.

Writing a story mostly comes from the imagination. Both writers and actors use their imaginations but for different purposes. The writer tells the story and creates a world while the actor acts it out and creates a character. Both worlds are closely related but not exactly the same. In many cases each storyteller builds a character. In doing this the process takes preparation and constant creation.

Each worlds are constant and never let up. Its hard to keep up with the writing world and it's harder to mix the two. The process of theatre and rehearsals can eat up the time of a story. I know some have wrote books and still found the courage to go back to the theatre or film.

I still dream about it and will always love theatre and film and always will be dedicated to its endless possibilities.

I recently moved to Maine with Romeo and Mojo. Now I am working on a fictional piece based on experiences here. I have grown closer to Christ and feel many of my past stories are now testimonies.

Hopefully, I might able to move back to LA and pursue a new career in acting and possibly writing. I am praying I'll be able to teach and share my experiences with younger students. Its tough out there today and I think people with the most experiences make the greatest teachers. Teachers make great writers. I think actors can make pretty damn good storytellers and writers too.

At times I feel actors and writers are like night and day. There is a dichotomy between the two and living the life of both may seem impossible but it is not. Some of the greatest stories have been told by actors, whether the actors wrote them or not.

I consider myself an actor at heart with the storyteller always in mind.

I feel the best actors are storytellers that have experienced the hunt. The hunt can be things they have conquered in life, or actually hunting experiences or really any experience. We are always hunting or gathering something. It could be a new career, or a new idea, entrepreneurship, travel, technology, history, science, physical or spiritual. It can by any experience and in any moment a story can pop up and take over.

I was once told in a theatre history class that primitive man first performed theatre around other hunters, tribesmen and people in their clan. It became an ancient ritual. Storytelling started this way. It was with the hunter sitting or dancing around the campfire revealing and telling how he or she experienced the hunt. So the hunt is just as important as the story.

I wonder if the internet can be compared to the campfire. We are all sitting around the campfire that is connected and shines all through out the world. The world wide web as campfire. Hm. I would say it is a very complex campfire and does help us share information and stories just as the old campfire helped us see the storyteller and his or her actions.

So can this lead to ritual and theatre? Some feel prehistoric ritual, storytelling and origins of theatre reflected pleasure, power and duty. The pleasure of the hunt, the power of conquest or making it within society, and the duty to our God, tribe or the values of society. Lately, I've been reviewing an old Oscar G. Brocket theatre history text book. So it all leads to storytelling rather you act it our or just write it down or vice verse or at the same time.

Fanfiction is kind of a campfire I've been able to sit around with others and share stories. I get excited when someone comments on a story of mine. Its cool they read it because its usually never a cross-over.

I hope to gain more experiencing in educational field and hope to use storytelling, acting and writing to teach.

I have learned that with God's help anything is possible.

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Signing out A play
A slave workers exist in a controlled environment dominated by a unseen company, a queenly supervisor, a mailman and a mime.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,042 - Published: 1/24/2013
The Mahon Flower
Paul Woodson, a sawmill worker and his dog decides to take early retirement to search for a rumored mystical flower that has the power to heal. During his travels he remembers his dead wife and is accompanied by her ghost. Serendipitously, he stumbles across a missing girl that was reported last seen in Bar Harbor, Maine. Together they join forces to search for the Mahon Flower.
Misc. Books - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34,547 - Published: 10/26/2012
What you like
A story about driving through Dexter and coming back home and remembering what you like.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 731 - Published: 4/28/2012
Freedom to
poem written December 29th, 2011. 4:25pm.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 390 - Published: 12/29/2011
The house on loan December 22, 2011
About a cold house on loan.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 581 - Published: 12/27/2011
traps
About being trapped in something you'll never understand, people.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 500 - Published: 11/29/2011
anymore
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Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 345 - Published: 11/27/2011
Safe Crackers in Miserbale Americana
Its about the safe ones.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,872 - Published: 11/21/2011
I replied reviews
I replied.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/20/2011
His Side 2011 for I poems 2011
About remembering old times and entering a new age.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Published: 11/19/2011
ASK GOD 2011
Ask God for the summary.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 380 - Published: 11/14/2011
Eleven eleven Eleven
A poem about the date Eleventh of November Two Thousand and Eleven.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,214 - Published: 11/11/2011
Sow 2011
A poem about love.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 667 - Published: 11/11/2011
Gonzo
A poem about Hunter S Thomspon the great.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,913 - Published: 11/5/2011
Dr Gonzo remembered a poem from I Poems 2011
A poem about Hunter S. Thompson
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,894 - Published: 11/5/2011
Words of October
A poem.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 367 - Published: 10/30/2011
Aidisms
a poem about being possessed for three seconds by Ginsberg and then trying to remember what I was going to say but the pc monster keeps correcting my misspelling and I thought misspelled was really spelled mispelled. . .I Rhiannon taught me NYC 1998 sumr.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 639 - Published: 10/21/2011
Poem entitled I like to leave the coffee on
I poem about my dad, pulling weeds, the smell of gasoline, roots and leaving the coffee in the filter just for the smell.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Published: 9/28/2011
A cartoon in words
Emanation inc.
Misc. Cartoons - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Published: 9/28/2011
Ashley called
A poem or story about a lady calling me on her lunch break.
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Published: 9/28/2011
5 a poem
A poem far from Beowulf but it still speaks from me just like the anonymous author.
Beowulf - Rated: M - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 9/28/2011
Pray for Willy A play about autism and teachers reviews
A play about the vicissitudes of special education class and autism in a Euless, Texas High School.
Our Town - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,588 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/15/2010
Pray For Willi
The vicissitudes of a resource for autism children highschool class in Euless, Texas.
Our Town - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,072 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2010
The Thief's Story V The Final pages 500
The story begins to rap up between Roberto and the character he is writing about Tom Burnett. Roberto decides to finish his novel in his cell. Tom decides to head off to the islands. Mr. Spoil prepares for the Big City. Final pages to the end.
Book X-overs - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47,356 - Published: 4/17/2006 - Complete
The Theif's Story IV pgs 400
Roberto survives a prison riot. Tom decides to steal the head of Mary. Mr. Spoil meets a ghost.
Book X-overs - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46,206 - Published: 4/17/2006 - Complete
The Thief's Story III pgs 300 400
Roberto continues his documentation of Prison in Texas. Tom decides to steal something holy. Mr. Spoil heads to the Great Gah Gah.
Book X-overs - Rated: M - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46,206 - Published: 4/17/2006 - Complete
The Thief's Story II pgs 200
The story continues between Roberto, Tom and Mr. Spoil. Prison life becomes more terrifying for Roberto. Tom goes on a stealing spree. Mr. Spoil starts a new journal of poetry.
Book X-overs - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25,558 - Published: 4/17/2006 - Complete
The Thief's Story Part I pgs 1
We are introduced to the world of three theif's, Roberto Pace, Tom Burnett, and Mr. Spoil. Each theif lives in a seperate world. As the story unfolds each story is being told by each character.
Book X-overs - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48,774 - Published: 4/17/2006 - Complete
The Untitled Part Three Resolution pgs 215 300's
Jonah wakes up in the body of Steve. Steve is a oddball pick pocket, stealing his way east to Washington DC. His goal is to find a mental house, that will cure him of his persona jumping. An adventure in indentity crisis.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58,080 - Published: 4/16/2006 - Complete
The Untitled Part Two pgs 100 215 By Ash Cole
The second part to The Untitled. Jonah wakes up in a high rise somewhere in a wasteland in Illinois overlooking a frozen lake. He comes to conclusion that he is being held prisonar, drugged in a penthouse far above the world. He escapes, nude, and hops a
Misc. Books - Rated: M - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83,427 - Published: 4/16/2006 - Complete
The Untitled Part One pgs 1 100 by Ash Cole reviews
Welcome to the world of Jay, Jonah and Steve. Or are they a single persona. The Untitled unfolds many places where a single mind can jump from persona to persona, body to body. It begins in New York and evolves to Los Angeles where Jay, an insane actor wh
Book X-overs - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68,387 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/16/2006 - Complete
Worlds of documents reviews
Welcome to the documentation of The Restaurant of Revenge, the witches underground cafe, under Central park that serves only a cold dish. Try not to drown as a temp worker is asked to encounter a UFO deep beneath the sea. Read the lusty diary about the La
Craft - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47,341 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2006 - Complete
The World of Documents reviews
Welcome to the documentation of The Restaurant of Revenge, the witches underground cafe, under Central park that serves only cold dish. Try not to drown as a temp worker is asked to encounter a UFO deep beneath the sea. Read the lusty diary about the Lady
Dark Tower series - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55,739 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/15/2006 - Complete
The World of Documents Three Stories unearthed reviews
Documentations reveals three stories that follow the occult, UFOs and mystical romance. Documents opens with the secrets to a underground restaurant in Central Park runned by witches that highlight a menu of revenge. Also, it explores a temp worker who di
Aldous Huxley - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55,724 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/15/2006 - Complete