Many of the stories are biographical or autobiographical, some with fictionalized names. They are inspired by observation of self and others. A couple originated from dreams.
They are real and, yet, they are stories—short, succinct, written for light reading in a matter of minutes. I hope you enjoy.
~~Bob Weir’s stories are lean, direct, and crisp.
—Joe Novara, author of Wa-Tonka and From My Side of the Fence
~~Bob Weir’s stories are clearly delineated and yet possess imagistic portrayal of character, strong use of symbol that takes on concrete significance, and understanding of matters of the soul and heart.
—Miriam Bat-Ami, Professor of English at Western Michigan University and author of Two Sons
~~From the power of “Kreager and Phelps” to the devotion of “Sentry” to the fun of “Porkies,” Bob Weir packs a lot of storytelling into few words. A joy to read.
—Sara Hoskinson Frommer, author of The Vanishing Violinist
Short stories and poetry
By Robert (Bob) Weir
Illustrations by Marlene (Marti) Weir
Copyright 2002 and 2009
Published by Press On Publishing
5.5 x 8.5, 102 pages, short stories, poetry, illustrations
Available in paperback
Today I walked knee deep
In a cobble creek,
Moving slowly to protect my tender feet
And learned my calm to keep
For my aging dad
And his slow-moving feet.