Jack Andrew Urquhart was born in the deep American South. Following undergraduate work at the University of Florida, Gainesville, he taught sixth grade and worked with gifted and talented students in Florida’s public schools. After doing time in a small privately-owned Colorado bank, he returned to the classroom to earn a Master of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was the winner of the Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Award for Fiction (1991). His work has appeared online at Clapboard House Literary Journal, Crazyhorse Literary Journal, and Standards: The International Journal of Multicultural Studies. He is the author of So They Say, a collection of self-contained, inter-connected stories, published in two volumes in e-book form. Formerly a writing instructor at the University of Colorado’s Writing Program, Mr. Urquhart was, until recently, a senior analyst for the Judicial Branch of California. The father of two adult children, he currently resides in central Florida with his life-partner, Raymond L. Boyington.
Mr. Urquhart can be followed on Twitter: @JackAUrquhart
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Ten-year old Rex can’t contain his curiosity about grown-up ways. After stumbling upon his married aunt engaged in a backseat ‘wrestling match’ with a man not her husband, he innocently shares the information with another family member and quickly ‘comes to know’ that being too inquisitive can be downright risky, not to mention embarrassing.
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