Fire in the Night & Other Stories

by Dick Morgan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/9/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 350
ISBN : 9781665532730
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 350
ISBN : 9781665532723
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 350
ISBN : 9781665532716

About the Book

Fire in the Night is a novella-length tale of four National Guardsmen, lost, soaked, and freezing, who stumble upon an abandoned cabin in the middle of nowhere-- a sanctuary which fulfills their every need. Parker, the reluctant leader who is suffering from PTSD, discovers the cabin’s owner is a recently killed street preacher named John J. Monk. Parker soon realizes Monk’s death in front of hundreds of witnesses sparked the civil rebellion that has engulfed him. Parker investigates Monk’s death by examining the cabin and probing the memories of his fellow soldiers. He can almost feel Monk’s presence. That night, Monk’s spirit invades his dreams and fills him with memories not his own. Parker experiences an epiphany which changes him forever. May Eleventh is a memoir about returning from Vietnam during the height of that war, and finding a society as divided and dangerous as the war itself. In between these two stories are memoirs, fables, and fantasies which attempt to reveal the universal truths and powerful magic hidden in our everyday lives.

About the Author

Award winning author Dick Morgan has been writing and publishing short stories for 50 years. He won a National Endowment for the Arts for short stories in 1982. He won first place in the Kay Snow (Willamette Writers) Writing Competition (with Vido’s Stone) in 1983. His first collection of short stories, Sailing Away, was published in 2000. His non-fiction book, Warrior Mind: Strategy and Philosophy from the Martial Arts, was published with high reviews in 2009. His children’s Christmas fable, The Archangel’s Gift, was published in 2013 and earned a rave review from Foreword Clarion. A second edition was published in 2019. Dick Morgan is a retired firefighter/paramedic, and Korean Hapkido 7th Dan. He lives with his wife Lonnie in Portland, Oregon.