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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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The Dry Spell
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Winter in the Sierra Nevadas
Boys From Down Below
Blue Suede Shoes
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New Way of Doing Things
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World's Greatest Idol
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A Wasted Grudge
Shallowness of Life in America
A Company Store
As Light Springs Forth
Who Voted for Trump
Winners
A Pope From America
My Contribution for Black History Month
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Who are the Lawbreakers?
Soup Beans
Famous Women
Memories of Ranch Life
Why Cry Before You Are Hurt?
Asteroid
Easter: Pagan or Christian