Recent Reviews for Gary Stephens
Epiphany (Book) - 1/5/2012 2:41:40 PM|
Wow, sounds very exciting. I can't wait to read the book!
Happy writing ~
Victoria Taylor Murray
Tall Tale No. 1: So Saith the Chief (Short Story) - 3/25/2013 8:24:27 AM
A well told tale, and probably not very 'tall' ... thanks.
Radio Days (Short Story) - 12/2/2012 5:38:34 AM
Nice job, Gary. Took me way back. I heard a lot of those programs on our military surplus short wave radio. Thanks for the 'memoiries' ...
Tall Tale No. 1: So Saith the Chief (Short Story) - 11/11/2009 9:02:53 AM
First of all, thank you for your service. Welcome home, soldier, welcome home.
Secondly, I was engrossed from word one of your excellently penned story. Well done, Sir.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Tall Tale No. 1: So Saith the Chief (Short Story) - 9/21/2009 6:07:07 PM
For those of us who were enlisted men in the military and subject to the orders of our officers, Gary Stephens' "Tall Tale No. 1: So Saith the Chief" has artfully captured a situation we all had to go through, sometimes safely, and sometimes not--the unavoidable encounter with a brand new 2nd Lieutenant with shiny gold bars on his shoulders. It was always a crap shoot whether he would be Napoleon reincarneted--youth coupled with ignorance, or a young man who was smart enough to pick the brains of the NCOs and Warrant Officers to learn all he could.
Warrent Officers were few when I was in the Air Force, but Mr. Stephens discription of them as an uncle spoken about in hushed tones is right on the money--they were both officers and enlisted men, and neither at the same time and we were taught to address them as "Mister." We could salute them--or not, but we knew they were specialists and the repository of knowledge we lower ranking grunts could tap if we were intelligent enough. And apparently, shapely female bartenders, too.
Charles L. Lunsford
Author of "Departure Message" & "Boxcar Down: The Albanian Incident"
Thanks For The Memories (Short Story) - 7/15/2009 6:30:05 PM
"a couple of extras from Deliverance "
I had to laugh at the metaphor.....I live in Ga. near the "real" extras...a scary inbred lot they are. But these days there are more yuppies with million dollar houses dotting, (and ruining) the mountansides.
I enjoyed this nostalgic story.
Thanks For The Memories (Short Story) - 9/25/2008 7:13:39 PM
mmmm..now you made me recall my VW..icky green but a lifesaver!
Thanks for prompting MY memories..YAY!
Father of a Country Within a Country (Short Story) - 9/25/2008 7:10:40 PM
I am stunned by the depth of this story..it truly has touched my soul.
I'm saving this one..thank you Gary!
Father of a Country Within a Country (Short Story) - 8/14/2008 11:49:01 AM
This story is very beautiful...personal and brings the warmth out of a cold and dangerous time. Recently, while in Nashville, I had the privilege of meeting several Kurds who are attending classes at a local college, (in language learning classes) and many of their stories were difficult as well as brave. There is an increasing community of Kurdish people in TN, and it was my first time to experience something positive like this. Those "Walls" of honor/glory/ME...are well deserved... so never apologize for yours.. We are thankful and grateful, and this story about such a generous human being is a good one. thank you, lindalaw
Three Hours from Armageddon: Life at a Cold War Nike Missile Site (Article) - 8/22/2010 2:29:20 PM
IN my mind I can't even imagine what it was like for you
But I hope you write and write until its all gone through.
Three Hours from Armageddon: Life at a Cold War Nike Missile Site (Article) - 8/14/2008 11:42:48 AM
Wow.. this is so exciting to read...and I learned so much as well. This was a very dangerous time for all, and I value and appreciate those who lived and toiled thru it. Excellent piece. Lindalaw
Three Hours from Armageddon: Life at a Cold War Nike Missile Site (Article) - 7/20/2008 11:52:44 AM
Don't understand lots of the terminology, but did read through this story. A good soldier he was to go to Iraq though. Thanks for explaining about the Nike Missile Site. It was really interesting and nothing I had known about. Thanks.