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.
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Raven: The Town I knew as a Lad
Quack Medicine
What is in Store for America?
Our Government: Barney Fife
He Rides Again
A Promise
Hollywood Celebrities
A Man and His Fire
Walk Softly Mr. Trump
Eagle Ponders
Resurrection Morning
Heavy Snowfall Takes Its Toll in Sierra Foothills
Country Music's Clutch
Holy War?
Al Rivers
Is It Time for all to be Free
James Tate
What Men "Get" To Do
James Tate (Second Installment)
A Bartending Representative
James Tate (Third Installment)
Why Trees Bloom
Do the Democrats Hope to Unseat Trump in 2020?
Once There Was...
A Single Rose
Independence Day July 4, 2019
Something About Sand
Tit for Tat
Lassen Revisited
Trouble in Paradise
CB's to the Rescue
Transformation at Wall's Station
Rocket Launches from Wallops Island, VA
Innovation During the Folk Movement
What One Might See at McDonalds
A Tornado Approaches
Last Trump?
What the Moon Saw
Murder, USA 2018
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Dancing with Angels
The Little City That Ruled
Virginia City, Nevada
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Master Sculptor
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