NOTICE: The names “Ryan Stewart”, “Ryan V. Stewart”, “R. V. Stewart”, “Vincent von Strauss”, “V. v. Strauss” (also “V. V. Strauss”), “Yugen” (also “A. Yugen” or “[A.] Yugen”), and “V. St. Percival” (also “Vincent St. Percival”) may appear below. These are all pseudonyms that I have written under at one point or another. My predominant pen names since late 2016 have been “Vincent St. Clare” (also “V. St. Clare”) and “Empty Sky” (sometimes abbreviated “E. S.”) Please visit the “ABOUT” page of the site to clear up any confusion.


Short story collections:

  • “BUGS” AND A FEW OTHER STORIES (forthcoming)

Poetry collections and chapbooks:

  • EASY NOUMENON: EARLY POEMS (2016) 20 ($0.99Smashwords | Amazon)


    • Self-published.
      • e-Book / chapbook. (2016.) {WEB}
      • Initially published under “Vincent von Strauss”. (“V. v. Strauss”.)
    • ISBN / UPC: 9781370515691 (via Smashwords). ASIN: B01M9HISXE (via Amazon). 
    • Available [in English] via Amazon,  Smashwords, and Smashwords affiliates:
    • NOTICE: This work appears best as an EPUB or PDF file on a standard resolution computer monitor. Other displays (smartphone, tablet, etc.) may cause the e-Book to appear disjointed. I recommend Adobe Digital Editions for best viewing. There may be residual issues with format or viewing regardless.
    • NOTICE: The poem “A-Ω” may appear as “A-©” on certain devices.

Articles and essays:

—News and opinion ⇉

Nonfic (creative and general) :

Philosophical essays:

Short stories:


Poetry (individual poems):



For writings featured on this blog (blog posts), please see the “{TANGENTS}” page.

Entries and reblogs (approx. 56) on my former (now defunct) blog[s], Not I: Meditations on the Strange Side of Life, can be found at either the Blogger / Blogspot version of that site, or the Tumblr version. (N. S. F. W.)


  • I (very occasionally) do some minor copyediting and content curation work, and provide other writing services, especially via my ElanceUpwork profile.
  • I have also done some local press release writing.
  • I am/was the chief blog/online editor for, as well as a staff writer at, The Foothills Reporter.
  • I have written both community and premium (intern/writer) petitions at ForceChange.
  • Lastly, I am the chief editor and co-founder of The Drunken Llama, an online visual and literary publication:

» Check out The Drunken Llama:

The Drunken Llama!

» Check out the LOGOS! podcast on Soundcloud and the video series version on YouTube:


+ NOTICE: In the “NOTES” section below, bolded and italicized elements are either (a.) full works (i.e. not individual poems, essays, or short stories, which are indicated with normal text enclosed in quotation marks) or (b.) anthologies, publications or periodicals (online or in print) in which individual works (poems, essays, short stories, etc.) have appeared. Italicized elements are writing-hosting websites or platforms, not professional or established anthologies, publications, or periodicals. Purple elements represent dead links, defunct sites, removed webpages, or discontinued publications or periodicals. See “NOTES” below.



All works on this site are the sole property of V. St. Clare (“Empty Sky”), and all requests to copy or modify any of these works must be sent to, or through the relevant contact form located on the “CONTACT” page of this website. Written permission to copy or modify any of these works may or may not be granted at the discretion of the owner.


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