“Famous”

Life for a boy and his family is always more exciting when “Famous” is around, especially when he brings home a new puppy instead of a washer and dryer.

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My dad was Famous. I mean literally; that’s what everyone called him.  Not just me growing up, everyone.  Famous.  My old man could drive farther, faster, better than any other trucker in the world — just ask him, he’d tell you.

At the time I thought he was special.  Hell, at the time I thought I was special.  Probably every dad must be famous to his ten-year-old boy somehow or other, right?  Maybe long, long ago even my grandpa was famous to my ten-year-old dad, huh?  I’m famous now to my own kids, too, I imagine — for a little while yet.

Staying famous.  Now there’s the real trick, isn’t it?

“Famous” is one of the most powerful stories in Baffled and Other StoriesBuy Baffled and Other Stories NOW!

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First-edition hard-cover hardcopy books will be available here starting October 10, 2013. The book will also be available as an audio download READ BY THE AUTHOR (!) that contains author commentary and discussion questions. E-books and audio books will be available here sometime soon.

You can also buy Baffled on a limited basis at www.shortstoryamerica.com or through the www.rockfordwritersguild.com . A portion of the proceeds for books sold through SSA or RWG goes to that organization.

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