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Will R. Bird's "Kind to Dogs" (1931)....

This is the eighth post in an ongoing series where I’ll be posting PDF’s from my collection of WWI era pulp magazines.

One of my long-term projects is to eventually track down some of the Australian & New Zealander fiction of the First World War, to see (amongst other things) how it compares to Canadian war fiction.  785 more words

Will R. Bird's "Ghost Bayonets" (1930)....

This is the seventh post in an ongoing series where I’ll be posting PDF’s from my collection of WWI era pulp magazines.

The ghost of Will Bird’s brother Stephen features prominently in both of Will’s memoirs of the war: 1930’s… 695 more words

Layers of the Sea: A Short Story

In retrospect, he realizes he should have seen it coming.

The exposition of his experience was ridiculous, really. A puddle. David had stepped in a puddle. 1,736 more words

Writing

Three Strikes and You Are Out!

Time for another war story…

While stationed at George AFB in Victorville, CA as a 25251 Weather Observer, I was often sent on two-week TDYs (Temporary Duty) to Cuddyback Air to Ground Gunnery Range about 60 miles north of George. 671 more words

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Will R. Bird's "Bandages" (1929)....

This is the sixth in an ongoing series where I’ll be posting PDF’s from my collection of WWI era pulp magazines.

Two of my guilty pleasures are detective stories and spy novels; as I wade through the war-themed pulp fiction of… 941 more words

Will R. Bird's "Strike Me Pink!" (1930)....

This is the fifth in an ongoing series where I’ll be posting PDF’s from my collection of WWI era pulp magazines.

Will Bird’s stories do get stronger once the 1930’s roll around: his pacing gets better, the stories become more focused and he becomes less prone to battering the reader with endless plot twists –at least by the standards of the genre and his earlier stories.  467 more words