TRIO: Three Short Fiction Stories by Ted Courtright.
“AUTHOR, AUTHOR”: A story about a famous author who chooses to hide behind a pen name and a ghost writer he hired as a “stand in” for him. This noted author is in for more trouble from his “ghost” and his fiancee than he bargained for.
“FROM HERE TO KASHMIR”: This true story deals with an American Air force pilot who faces the hazards of flying over the highest mountains in the world, i.e, “The Hump,” during WWII. Our hero flies out of an American Air base in the beautiful “Vail of Kashmir,” in India. His dangerous mission is to fly supplies into an isolated base, surrounded by the Japanese, in China.
“NIGHTLIFE IN HIROSHIMA”: This is a true account about some “creative” members of a WWII Navy Construction Battalion, who, idled by war’s end, decide to provide entertainment for bored and homesick American occupation troops stationed in Japan.
“Take the stick. I’m going to open our orders.”
YOU ARE TO PROCEED TO MANAGUA, NICARAGUA. AFTER A 24 hour STOPOVER, PROCEED TO NATAL, BRAZIL. AFTER 24 hour STOPOVER, PROCEED TO ASCENTION ISLAND. ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE PROCEED TO ACCRA, GHANA, GOLD COAST, THENCE TO KHARTOUM, EGYPT, THENCE TO ADEN, ARABIA, THENCE TO KARACHI, INDIA TO AWAIT FURTHER ORDERS. By order of ...
Ted Courtright has experienced some amazing things: witnessing the horrendous devastation in Hiroshima with his own eyes; almost being crushed by a heavy landing craft in the navy; crashing his plane into a cornfield while doing aerial acrobatics; risking his life as a rookie fireman to save a cat; running the 10,000 meters in the Firemen's Olympics for four years, garnering seven medals ...
Mr. Courtright was born in 1927 in Glendale, California, which is near Hollywood. During World War II, at age 17, he joined the United States Navy and served in the occupation forces in Japan. Upon discharge from the Navy, he enrolled under the G.I. Bill at Glendale College, majoring in English, aeronautics and trained to be a pilot. After graduation he worked for Lockheed Aircraft, and in 1951 he joined the Glendale City Fire Department, initially as a medic, then as a fire engineer and ultimately he was promoted to Captain. Mr. Courtright retired from the Fire Department in 1981.
Mr. Courtright's son works in real estate and lives in Hawaii; Mr. Courtright travels to the islands annually and enjoys sport fishing.
Works by Ted Courtright Available for Download or Coming Soon:
TRIO: Three Short Fiction Stories
MISBEGOTTEN LIVES: A Collection of Biographical Short Stories
STRANGE WAR STORIES: Odd, Tragic and Amusing Incidents That Occur in War
FIFTY STORIES: A Collection of Short Stories, Biographies and Adventures