This collection of short stories was written, for the most part, for a writing course I took. I love most of all to write funny, entertaining tales and if these stories ranging from western parodies to southern fried silliness and victorian guffaws bring you a smile then they have done their job and I have done mine. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Of course, I have my favorites here. The Fish Aren’t Biting is one of my favorites, perhaps because I love to fish and have such fond memories of fishing in the well-stocked waters of the South. I always get a big kick out the gossipy nature of some people–think Aunt Bee of The Andy Griffith Show fame, or the immortal Barney Fife of the same show–and from those memories and other reminiscences, sprung The Ballad of Adam Mcknight.
My Dad passed away in 2001 and I suppose memories of him prompted me to write The Sage Purple Rider, the story of a man who loved the West and his daughter and the man’s passing. It made my wife cry. She loved it. Likewise, I felt the need to write The Home because of how the elderly are treated, even in the progressive society of America today, or perhaps because of it.
So, whether you love to laugh or cry, whether you like adventure and drama or silliness and humor, I’m sure you will find a favorite short story in this collection.
Thanks for reading. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.
All the best in reading,