Short Stories

Short Stories

SISQ Writers’ Club: Tombstone Epitaphs

Creative writing comes in all shapes and sizes.  One of the writing challenges undertaken by the Siskiyou Writers Club at its April 25 meeting was to write “your own (or someone’s) epitaph.”  The inspiration for the challenge was a recent Carl Hiaasen novel, called Wrecker.  At the beginning of his […]

Short Stories

APACHE DRIVE-IN

There was a time when most towns had drive-in theatres.  The remnants of one still existed when Ann and I came to Yreka in 1972. During my college days they were a big deal.  I went to the University of Arizona in Tucson, class of 1964. Tucson’s most notorious drive-in […]

Short Stories

Dunsmuir in 1952

cover photo: Caltrans District 2 Siskiyou County Dunsmuir, Cedar Street 1940’s Siskiyou County, Cedar Street … By Harriet Alto When I first arrived in Dunsmuir in the late summer of 1952, it was the largest town in Siskiyou with a population of 5,000. Dunsmuir Elementary School was “bursting at the […]