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Short Flights: A Collection Of Stories

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Short Flights has a foreword explaining the author's note that precedes each individual story, giving a bit of background for the story. The stories themselves are wide ranging in both setting and content. There is a fictionalized version of a real U.S. Navy blimp being blown from Texas to Mississippi in a storm. Another is about a broken-down cotton compress during the great depression. "Earth, stand still" is pure fiction about a physicist's global experiment. "Prehistoric" is about an animal spirit mysteriously arising from an ancient den beneath a home. Bubba is the son of a moonshiner farmer and his exploits making whiskey. Uncle Ess is about a backwoods patriarch and his game cocks. Deputy's Plot exposes a couple of fictional good 'ol boys' ill-fated plan to extort whiskey from a moonshiner. Hood Time takes the reader on a wild airplane ride by some innocents who have inadvertently become involved in a drug delivery gone awry. Workcoming is a sensitive story about two cancer survivors.

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