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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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Am I More Like My Father or My Mother?
An Account of a Derecho
Outlawry
One of My Fondest Childhood Memories
My "Car' in High School
Making Hay While the Sun Shines
Why I Joined the Military
Importance of Back up Bands
Debating Debacle
Oh, Adonai
Rumblings From the Bowels of the Earth
Names and Speech in General
Is it Time for a New Deal?
Prisoners of Delusion
Fear, in Free America
Inventions
Blue is Breaking Through
A Phantasm in Gray
What Mt. Rushmore means to America
Life's Greatest Drama
Fear, In Free America
My First Date With My Spouse
Plagues in General
Where is the Manger Today?
Will the Babe Ever Grow up?
What Inspires Me?
How the Country Has Changed During My Lifetime
Overkill
Why Weep for Me?
Divided Nation
Down Old 460
Television: A Career Decider
Time for Everyone to be Free
Just a Lump of Coal
Farmer's Markets, a Joy of Life
Wall Guardians
How my Life turned out Different Than I Thought
A Non-Working Society
One Event Changed His Life