Short Stories


The Bonneville short story

Youthful decisions can lead to unintended consequences.

Sometimes irrational plans sound good in times of stress.

Buggy Blues

A horse and buggy tale when good intentions go awry.

Fearless Flagger

Flagging for a crop sprayer in the 60’s was not without risk.

White Flight

Things get tense flying winter cross-country without a radio or visability.

Stuck in Iusta

Here is a short story that should appeal to those more experienced in life.

This Christmas story told by my father epitomizes the spirit families displayed during WWII.

Impressing pretty girls and flying old airplanes don’t necessarily mix.

Ashes to Ashes

Uncle Joe will never be the same in this story with a surprising ending.

Piper Cubs can challenge a pilot’s skill and ego.

Strange things happen when flying unusual cargo.

Not all flights go smoothly. Some are quite an adventure.

Life has its little surprises. The one I found hanging in a burger joint in Arizona took me back twenty-five years.

The last B-24 Liberator left the Fort Worth, Texas plant for India in 1945 where it was to become a moral boosting symbol for those who had built her. That was not to be.

Gunner was the pilot of a Loach helicopter in Vietnam searching for “Charlie” hiding in the jungles. The bravery and heroism of this young man is a story that needed telling.

I hope you find my short stories entertaining. If so, perhaps you might be interested in one of my books. They aren’t all about flying.

Red Boots Rebel takes place during the Vietnam War era and chronicles my experience transitioning from a naive college kid walking a tightrope of intrigue in a top-secret intelligence community.

Schellville is a love story between two people from vastly different worlds who try and blend passions and interests.

Up Hill Dreaming relates a lifetime of tales and experiences in the entrepreneur world dealing with dreamers, schemers, and scalawags

An excerpt from my unpublished book reminding me of life in Minnesota when my girls were young.