THE SHORT STORIES

 

G. Gordon Davis didn't begin his writing career until he was well into his '60's but a lifetime of experiences and imagination provided the backdrop to his novels and award-winning short stories.  Davis is actively involved in the Palm Springs Writer's Guild .  You can read his short stories for free by clicking on the buttons below. 

Adrian's Stone

A Short Story by G. Gordon Davis

Adrian's Stone

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He said his name was Finch and he happened to be a fixture in the non-descript Chicago hotel bar I found myself in.  Finch could have been his first name or his last.  He never said, and I never asked.  I'd simply come in to get out of the rain after failing to flag down a cab.

The only other patrons beside Finch and me were a young couple seated at a table next to the rain-lashed front window.  They were drinking Mexican Coronas from the bottle and eating bar food - burgers and onion rings served on wax paper in red plastic baskets.  They seemed to be totally engrossed in each other and oblivious to us or our gloomy oak-paneled surroundings.

The

Pickled

Punk

Solution

A Short Story by

G. Gordon Davis

The Pickled Punk Solution

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They came while the town slept - rolling up from Indiana in wheezing Diamond T and Reo trucks riding on balding pre-war tires and long-expired Florida plates:  Overloaded flatbeds and ancient Fruehauf semi-trailers carrying sideshow tents, a disassembled tilt-a-whirl, a merry-go-round and a Ferris wheel.  Painted on each trailer's corrugated flanks in faded red and blue lettering were the words:  ALL STAR AMUSEMENTS & TRAVELING CARNIVAL

Buffalo Soldier

A Short Story by

G. Gordon Davis

Buffalo Soldier

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They called him "Buffalo Soldier" in the Army, but that was back in 1950, when he served in Korea.  He was in Grave's Registration during the long winter of 1951, when it was so cold the frozen dead were stacked like cordwood.  He'd never fired a shot in anger, yet he was a prideful man and considered it an honor to carry a warrior's name. He was eighty now, with hair white as ginned cotton.  Time had slowed his once purposeful gait and dimmed the eyes that, according to the still valid Georgia driver's license he carried, now required corrective lenses whenever he drove his twelve-year old Cadillac Eldorado down to the local Piggly Wiggly.

The Projectionist

A Short Story by G. Gordon Davis

The Projectionist

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A cruel stroke of fate had caused Orvis Portowitz to be stooped, short of stature, and made to walk as if harnessed to some invisible plow.  He was also relentlessly homely, desperately poor, unhappily single, and therefore a lonely man.  In contrast to his runt's torso, however, Orvis had the strength of two; a fact learned by his discomfited classmantes when bullying him in the schoolyards of South-side Chicago.  Had he not been possessed of a naturally sweet disposition, Orvis would have been a man to be feared.

These short stories and novels are fiction.  Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to persons living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All rights reserved.  No part of this/these book(s) may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission from the author or publisher, except where permitted by law.

Copyright (c) 2014 G. Gordon Davis

All rights reserved

ISBN: 149973980X

ISBN 13: 9781499739800

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014910125

LCCN Imprint Name: City and State (If applicable)

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