Stories you can listen to, #14: The Errant Ricochet: Max Rayburn’s Legacy

July 21, 2015 3:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 Public Domain, courtesy of F.G.O. Stuart (1843-1923)

In my continuing series of short stories, The Errant Ricochet: Max Rayburn’s Legacy, is probably my favorite. Why? Probably because of the effort it took me to write it: from beginning to end, it took about four years to finish. The original version was longer, too long, with unnecessary detail that needed to be stripped away.

In one respect, this story is an exception to my others. The house that I describe, which still exists below White Horse Mountain in Pennsylvania, is one where I lived in for a while in the 1950’s. And, strange as it may seem today, I remember my grandmother cooking meals for itinerant hobos who passed by. Before they left, she always made sure to give them some Christian literature.

Interestingly, I finished this story about the time that James Cameron’s blockbuster movie, Titanic, came out. I remember worrying at the time that it wasn’t fair, that his movie would be competing with my short story.  Ha, Ha!

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