Tag Archives: Shortish stories

Arizona with Ole Gramps – Postcard #57

While summertime camping alongside Owl Creek and charging the recorder with the rays of the sun, Dave reads a short story written while on the road with ole dead Grandpa called So the Legends Go (.pdf) – a portrait of life one morning in Navajo Nation in 1987 – accompanied by adolescent observations and musings. Accompanied by Dan Funboy on guitar and solar-powered vaporizer.

Arizona with Ole Gramps – Postcard #57 (.mp3, 9:40, 9MB)

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Short Fiction, Coincidentally about Drinking – Postcard #20

Out on a nighttime walk, Dave sits in the frosty grass under a tree, by a pond, with a Guiness and reads ‘post-modern’ stories by Murakami Haruki, Raymond Carver, Kelsye Nelson and himself, as well as offering up festivus gift ideas.

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A Wabi-Sabi, Foggy Morning – Postcard #18

On a foggy morning with Osmanthus tea, Dave reads tales by professor Larry Harper – “The Man Who Loved Provo,” and his own “Right (as in Correctly)” plus a snippet from Natsume Soseki’s very wabi-sabi classic “Kokoro.”

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Ice Skates and Vancouver Writers – Postcard #15

Dave – on a couch with red wine – reads short story snippets by Gordon Cavenaile and himself, plus a poem by John Barta and part of Hans Brinker to celebrate his new hockey skates.

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Streaming consciousness from a North Shore porch – Postcard #14

Dave – from a porch in Vancouver’s North Shore – dedicates his favorite part of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” to a friend, plus reads some of his own short story called “About Being Stabbed in the Forehead.”

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Kerouac rides west and Dave hitches north – Postcard #10

From a backyard in OlyWa, Dave reads from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and a bit of hitch-hike narrative of his own recounting a trip up from North Carolina to Rhode Island during a cold November – backed with more smoking jazz tracks by Joe Williamson and colleagues in Banff circa 1990.

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Bonus Reading from Postcard #2

Dave Olson’s original short story, “I Remember Florida” (.pdf)