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Gerald Haslam presents: STORIES

For your reading pleasure!

The Great X-mas Controversy

Abstract: Who said, "Rednecks don't have hearts?"

Originally from the The Great Tejon Club Jubilee published by Devil Mountain Books.

Bloodrites

Abstract: Why do we play football? It is a controlled experience of the 'warrior tradition.'

Originally appeared in Coming of Age in California.

What Horton Hatched

Abstract: Horton hatched a lazy bird's egg, but that isn't all...he also hatched literacy.

Originally appeared in A Free Library for This City, by Peter Booth Wiley

Prostate Cancer Can Be Conquered With Help From More Foot Soldiers

Abstract: "I'd always planned to retire at 60, just not under these circumstances." Prostate cancer's toll.

NOTE: Prostate cancer runs in families. This shows four generations of males in Gerry's family. Each had/has prostate cancer.

Originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle, November 3, 2000.

Hawk's Flight

Abstract: A young boy captured by savages.

Originally appeared in That Constant Coyote: California Stories, which was the winner of 1990 Josephine Miles Award.
Hawk's Flight can also be found at the Native American Cultural Center website (http://www.nativecc.com/LiteratureGerald.html)

Rejection Slips: A Balm for Writers and as Certain as Death.

Abstract: "I've developed some strategies that alleviate...the discomfort of rejections."

Originally published in the June/July 1986 issue of Coda

The Estero

Abstract: An old man, a dog and a link to the sea merge in this coming-of age-tale.
1988 — Honorable Mention (finalist), Spur Best Short Fiction Award from Western Writers of America for "The Estero"
Originally published in 1987, in That Constant Coyote: California Stories.(University of Nevada Press, 1990)

A California Family

Abstract: A culturally braided family heritage is explored.

Originally published in 1986 by CATE (California Teachers of English).

Another California

Abstract: Native world —Anglo world = reality.

Originally appeared in That Constant Coyote: California Stories. The book is the winner of 1990 Josephine Miles Award.

Another California can also be found at the Native American Cultural Center website (http://www.nativecc.com/LiteratureGerald.html)

Flag pins, slavery and the politics of image

Abstract: Contrived images replace ideals in politics.

Originally appeared in The Bakersfield Californian, March 3, 2012

Arnold R. Rojas, Vaquero

Abstract: Recapturing our Hispanic past.

Originally appeared in Voices of a Place