Douglas Young
DOUGLAS YOUNG
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BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Douglas Young was a political science professor for over 33 years before becoming a full-time writer. His essays, poems, and short stories have appeared in a variety of publications, and his first novel, Deep in the Forest, was published in 2021 and received rave reviews.
STORIES
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Though he would normally look away from such people, for some reason he kept examining them from the back of the elevator. Do I know these losers? He wondered.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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As expected on a Monday morning, the clinic’s waiting room was crowded. There were a few old couples who were quiet, with the wives generally reading and the husbands looking around or watching TV.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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ulissa Ye relished all the comfortable little routines and quietude defining her part-time job at The Bookery, downtown’s last small, locally-owned bookstore.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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“The Police are coming to the Omni!” Addison shouted across the campus quadrangle in early October of 1983.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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After lunch the family sat on the back porch chatting leisurely, watching who was walking down the street, and speaking to those they knew.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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After such a pleasant stay at the conference in New Mexico, where his talks had gone well, and everyone had been so kind, it was distinctly uninspiring to fly home to a wife whose love for him had long been in doubt.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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At 10 o’clock on a warm August morning, an old but immaculate big blue Buick slowly pulled up and parked by the front gate of the largest section in Serenity Springs Cemetery, Azalea Falls’ oldest, biggest burial ground.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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The dinner invitation was totally unexpected since Josiah Gorgas had not heard from his high school and college buddy Austin Ervin in well over a decade.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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Paisley Parker was the dark-haired, freckle-faced, green-eyed girl in Fitzhugh’s freshman English class who had said nary a word the whole term.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Born weeks apart, Julep and Ellis were playmates from the start and had been classmates through 10th grade.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Mimosa Mitchell was an 85-year-old “pillar of the community” and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in Petunia Springs.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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Retirement had been rougher on Dudley DuBose. Always way more career-focused than his wife, it had been tough adjusting to the record amount of free time.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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On the first day of ninth grade, Fitzhugh Hardee Rainwater met the girl who immediately took up permanent residence deep in his heart.
- Length: 19 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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Ensconced in bed reading his history textbook, Delphus McManus was startled when the phone rang.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Humor
5 Stars
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Red’s Place was the starting point for what would arguably become the most (in)famous story in the history of Semmes County.
- Length: 27 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars