Short story collection from the author of the full-length novel the Jaguar’s Heart. His stuff is always enjoyable for $.99 on Amazon
This is a collection of writings: journeys, places, lovers and friends; a magic knife, a motorcycle journey across France, a friendly werewolf, an exile and quiet hero, a bear hunting Crow Indian etre bien dans sa peau, and a meditation on beauty and death.
The thread that ties these pieces together and gives the collection its title is the sense that life is a journey and that we’re just passing through. I’ve never truly settled in one place, never lived in a place that felt anything other than temporary. Perhaps that’s true for each of us. After all, we’re all on the way to another place.
They’re short stories that can be fitted into a busy life and offer a slight refuge from tedium and the work-a-day world. Memory is a fragile flower; details might be misremembered but the stories are all true. I hope you enjoy them.
James Morgan Ayres, using a variety of pen names, has written over a hundred articles and short stories, five books, two shows for television and more commercials than he cares to number, or remember. He worked in Latin America, Asia, and Europe as a consultant for U.S. Government agencies and private corporations. Once a soldier, he served with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 7th Special Forces Group (Green Berets). In parallel lives he founded and sold four companies with international operations and has traveled or sojourned in over forty countries.
Morgan attended various institutions of higher learning including Howard University and U.C.L.A. and has studied with masters of martial arts and meditation for over twenty years. While in college he worked as a truck driver, a sponsored sports car race driver, archeologist’s assistant and ghostwriter. He has taught martial arts, meditation and Eastern philosophy, survival and defensive shooting. Before hopping a freight train at fifteen out of a mid-western state he was employed as a newsboy, strawberry picker and crow hunter.
After a couple of decades knocking around boardrooms and back alleys from Beijing to Zagreb, Morgan now spends his time writing, traveling and continuing as a lifelong student of almost everything. He has read a hundred or so books a year since childhood, enjoys French wine and greets every day as an adventure.