- short stories by Hart Williams -

Long ago, when I was starting out, I read one of those awful WRITER'S DIGEST psych-you-up things (late '76) stating that F. Scott Fitzgerald had collected 122 rejection slips before selling a story. I stopped counting at 125.

All of which proves that I'm persistent. Whether I can write is a horse of a different color. You be the judge.

Mr. Williams is a card-carrying member of the National Writers Union

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

1. The Unicorn's Tears

Of course, this being a fantasy, some perceptive folk get the idea that I write
sword and dragon stuff. Rarely. It's just a good thought to hold for the stories that follow.

2. Hercules

What do we ever really know about someone?

3. And The Boys Became Men

Written long before the OJ trial, but all the more germane for it ...

4. Lagan

A tale of a sailor who lost a sea

5. On The Importance of Controlling Everything

One of those Nineteenth Century Chatauqua pep rally things

6. The Trophy

For those of us who never played in the NFL, or NBA

7. Returning SOON!

No, really! I've been reconfiguring out what to do here ....

8. Prologue: Lawrence, Kansas

A Western Story, based on an actual, but little-known incident of the Civil War

9. Coming SOON!

We mean that in the clean sense ...

The vorpal blade went snicker snack!

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last updated 26 November 96

Of course, this all might be to you liking or not. Either way, you might suddenly feel reminded of something that you wanted to read that was LIKE this. Isn't this EXCITE-ing?

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