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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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Berry Picking
Poverty Does Not Know Ethnicity
America In Turmoil
Vika's Awakening
Advice to our Younger Generation
Hate
Why all the Investigations?
Deep, Dark Hollows
Dancing on the Edge of Disaster
What's Happening to our Country
A Whupin'
An Under-Appreciated Talent
Where Was Christ Born
A Diluted Society
The Explosion
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Mission to Inner Earth
Hank, You Thought you had it Bad
The Farmer and the Pigs
Treehouse at Grizzly Flat
The Box
Drama of Life
How One Family Acquired a Dog
Santa Barbara Bounces Back
Near Death Experiences
The Bluefield Produce Truck
Hopeless Homeless Situation?
Quien Sabe?
Is America in P.T.S.D.?
The Boy Who Fell in The Well
Growing Old Gracefully
Why Remember Easter?
California, Land of Great Opportunity
Covering Three Wars
When Will the Drought Truly End?
One Good Mother
Who's minding the Store?