Frank Shortt
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Frank Shortt
I was born and raised in Shortt Gap, Virginia, just a small berg in the Appalachian Mountains. I attended High School and graduated at Garden High School in Oakwood, Virginia which is now a college of Pharmacy. At eighteen I joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Cold War from 1960-64. Since then I have lived in San Jose, California. I have two daughters, four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

I have written poetry and short stories since I was just a young student but did not get the formal training in writing until I attended Evergreen College in 2011. The instructor was Sterling Warner and he taught me the fine points of Creative Writing. My hobbies include, collecting books, art, and musical instruments. I was once a performer in night clubs around the Santa Clara Valley. I love to write.

Frank Shortt, Retired Chief of Operations, San Jose, Ca. School Dept.
Mountain Musicians
Is Art a Thing of the Past?
Hunting Days and The Old Remington
Poverty, Love and War
A Grizzly Flat Family
One Scaley-Barked Hickory Tree
A Pleasant Surprise
Lily's First Flight
The House On Grassy Creek
News world is Lacking Stories
Alaska: Little Known Land
Strange Happenings When I was a Boy
The Old West Lives?
The Prey
Where's Gold to be Found?
Young Men Planning to Run for Public Office
What's Left to be Thankful For?
Countries Viewing U.S. as Unfavorable
Saga of the Tank House
Another Immaculate Conception
A Conflagration
My Personal Recollection of Roy Rogers
Denim Uniforms used in WW2
Isn't it Time?
The Fireplace of Christmas Past
The Greatest Christmas Tree
Calloused Mankind
2019 Spectator Ron - The Spectator All Rights Reserved
Ramblin' Guitar Man
Someone is Not Telling it Right
Amina: A Students Desire
Packing Iron
A Metamorphosis
School Discipline
Memories From the Old Barracks
Playing Favorites
Walls Vs. Drugs, and Other Problems
Raven: The Town I knew as a Lad
Quack Medicine
What is in Store for America?
Our Government: Barney Fife