Short Stories by a Short Author

Short Stories by a Short Author

by bf oswald


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Short Stories by a Short Author is a collection of fourteen short stories, which include excerpts from five of his novels, articles and witticisms that oswald created over the years. This collection of short pieces for the lover of good fiction will prompt both laughter and tears. Some tell of lives in travail, others of people who have successfully overcome problems, and some are just fun to read for their own sake. No two stories or the people they feature are alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798602471939
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 01/22/2020
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Ben F. Oswald (aka bf oswald) was born in 1934 in Lakewood, Ohio and lived in Bay Village, Ohio until he left home at the age of sixteen. He completed his high school education at Randolph Macon Academy, Front Royal, VA, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, and a Master's Degree in Counseling, starting his graduate work at Oberlin College and completing it at METHESCO in Delaware, Ohio.

During his adult life, he served as an Air Force drill instructor, was a lifeguard at the Hotel Biloxi MacArthur, a short order cook in Meadville, a printer's devil in Philadelphia, and a federal investigator working out of Baltimore, MD. In 1964, he relocated to his birth state and lived in various communities around North Central, Ohio, working as a high school teacher, a minister, a farmhand, a contractor, finally accepting an associate professorship at North Central Technical College, Mansfield, Ohio where he taught for twenty-five years and was awarded the honor of becoming the second Emeritus Professor in the college's history. During his teaching career he also practiced as a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist.

As a professor, Oswald taught twenty-three different courses that covered all aspects of human development and behavior. He also authored two textbooks: one on human sexuality, the other on aging; the college published both. He also contributed poetry, essays and short fiction to the college literary journals.

When not at home in rural south central Florida, Ben and his wife Cynthia travel the country in an RV visiting family and friends or touring.

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