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QUEST by Robert A Baker, III

QUEST by Robert A Baker, III

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Published by Judyth Vary Baker
Robert A. Baker, III, former husband of Judyth Vary Baker, wished to become a writer when she first met him. QUEST, A 2-PAGE SHORT-SHORT STORY (SCROLL DOWN) was written in early 1963 just before Robert Baker left the University of Florida to go to Fort Walton Beach for the summer, to work in his parents' real estate office. He altered those plans when he learned that Judyth was leaving UF for good and would be relocating to New Orleans. He then applied for summer employment there and induced Judyth to elope with him. They married in Mobile, AL the day after his arrival in New Orleans. However, he left Judyth Baker on her own a day later, and was not reachable when she was thrown into the streets after a police raid on the house where she had rented a room. He would be largely absent the entire summer of 1963. Turning his talents toward geoscience and mathematics, Judyth's new husband would soon abandon his plans to become a writer. This short-short story displays the talent Robert Baker exhibited, which served, along with this tall, young man's intelligence,good looks and dominating ways, to attract Judyth's attention.
Robert A. Baker, III, former husband of Judyth Vary Baker, wished to become a writer when she first met him. QUEST, A 2-PAGE SHORT-SHORT STORY (SCROLL DOWN) was written in early 1963 just before Robert Baker left the University of Florida to go to Fort Walton Beach for the summer, to work in his parents' real estate office. He altered those plans when he learned that Judyth was leaving UF for good and would be relocating to New Orleans. He then applied for summer employment there and induced Judyth to elope with him. They married in Mobile, AL the day after his arrival in New Orleans. However, he left Judyth Baker on her own a day later, and was not reachable when she was thrown into the streets after a police raid on the house where she had rented a room. He would be largely absent the entire summer of 1963. Turning his talents toward geoscience and mathematics, Judyth's new husband would soon abandon his plans to become a writer. This short-short story displays the talent Robert Baker exhibited, which served, along with this tall, young man's intelligence,good looks and dominating ways, to attract Judyth's attention.

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Published by: Judyth Vary Baker on Oct 30, 2010
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QUEST: A SHORT-SHORT STORY BY ROBERT A. BAKER, III (
1963)
(former husband of Judyth Vary Baker) This short-short story – QUEST--was written in March, 1963, by my former husband,Robert A. Baker, III, who originally had wanted to become a writer. Entering theMaster’s program in geology at the University of Florida, with a B.A. degree inEnglish, his switch to science and mathematics was due to my inspiring him toconsider a career in those fields, where, in fact, he naturally excelled.Robert A Baker, III became a noted geologist and seismologist with an expertise incomputers and statistics applicable to oil exploration and geo-research, primarily forExxon Corporation. These scientific activities engaged his talents and energy forthe rest of his life. Sadly, though he had talent in writing, he wrote little afterleaving New Orleans, Louisiana in early September, 1963. He typed
QUEST
, theshort-short story below, at the University of Florida in its English department inMarch, 1963. Judyth Vary Baker(scroll down to see the scanned original pages)

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