David Barth

Biography

David V. Barth served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1966, was assigned to a nuclear ballistic missile submarine christened by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, made seven patrols during the Cold War, and was on patrols during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The computer training and experience in the Navy prepared him for a career as a mainframe computer programmer/analyst (1967 - 2007). He earned a B.S. degree in aviation management/computer science with highest honors from the Metropolitan State University of Denver (1977), a M.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado (1982), and a Ph.D. in Computer Management Science from Kennedy-Western University (1995). He earned a pilot’s license and became a flight instructor, teaching part-time (1976 - 2004). He was employed in information technology departments of several Denver banks and worked as a consultant for Perot Systems, Accenture, and Computer Sciences Corporation. He was Assistant Director of the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver, Colorado (2009 – 2011) where he developed web pages of automobile museum collections at barthworks.com. Since 1961 he has written short stories, both fiction and non-fiction, and is a speaker. He has traveled extensively while pursuing his interests in photography and writing.

Books

Fighter Pilot's Special Mission
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,260. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
This is a fiction story that follows a fighter pilot from flight training to assignment to a squadron on a carrier to becoming a seasoned pilot who flies CAP and other missions. On one mission, he must protect the carrier task force from an intruder flying supersonic toward it at night during a typhoon because all Aegis systems are blinded and the carrier can't launch aircraft.
The Death of the Dollar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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This is a fiction story about a possible future of the United States. Overspending and over-borrowing put the U.S. in great debt to China. In 2030, China called the loan, to be paid back in gold. China knew there wasn't enough gold in the world to cover the $40 trillion debt that had piled up over the years. China gave the U.S. "an offer it couldn't refuse."
Soaring a Glider
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Essay » Technology
This is an essay about piloting a glider, called "soaring" by those who do it. It discusses training experiences and glider flights.
Evolution of Competition Skating
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
This is an essay about the evolution of competition ice skating from the viewpoint of a fan and recreational ice skater of more than forty years.
Flying to Flight Service Stations
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Essay » Technology
This essay is about flying to flight service stations (FSS) when they were spread across the nation at small, country airports, until the 1990s when they were combined into several large flight service centers.
Vivitar Solid Glass Mirror Lenses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Essay » Technology
This is an essay about telephoto mirror lenses that use solid glass instead of thin glass reflectors.
Unmanned Submarine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
This is a short essay about a futuristic unmanned submarine vehicle (USV), similar to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have been flying for years. While unmanned aircraft cover the area above the surface of the earth, in this story, unmanned submarines cover the area below the surface of the oceans.
Overnight in the Museum
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
This is a short, erotic story, set in the southern U.S., about two people who decide to try to stay all night in a museum and not get caught. All characters in this story are fictitious and are more than eighteen years of age. Any similarity to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
The Last Flight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
It was a warm night on 27 May 1981, as I sat on the patio contemplating how I might, somehow, wrangle a chance to fly a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. I conjured up this fiction story in which a fellow pilot and I were the last pilots in the world who were available to fly 747s.
Aircraft Delivery to Oregon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
This is a short, erotic fiction story about a pilot who delivers a friend's plane from Colorado to Oregon and receives a special "gift" when he arrives.
The Girl who loved the Brewster
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
This is a short, erotic story about a girl, Candace, who managed the gift shop in a museum somewhere in the South. The Museum had a rare Brewster car that was Candace's favorite. The story chronicles her enticement of a museum volunteer into having great sex with her.
The Married Girl who wanted to get Pregnant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
This is a short, erotic story about a young, married girl, Arlene, who wanted to get pregnant, but her husband was unable to accomplish that task. She reached out to a coworker to get what she needed.
Charlene
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
This is a erotic fiction short story of a young girl and guy who catch each other's eye and find an interesting place at work to consummate their interest in each other.
Veronica
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is a short fiction story that begins with a shy, sixth grade boy and a very intelligent girl classmate who throughout school, to the twelfth grade, tries to get him to date her.
Vic the Computer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
This is a short fiction story about a secretary who is informed that the office is getting a word processor to replace her trusty typewriter.
You Can't Take it With You
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
This article discusses problems associated with disposing of a collection and possible ways to do it. The article is applicable to many types of collections.
How to Publish an eStory
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This article discusses the author's experiences self-publishing eStories. It tells of some of the issues that confront authors new to eBook and eStory publishing.
True Aviation Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
These are some true aviation stories about flying a single-engine Cessna 172 from Denver to other states, mostly back east.
Traveling in Laos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is a true account of a friend who traveled through Laos and documented his experiences with the people he met along the way.
Traveling in China
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This is a true story transcribed from a friend's emailed description of his travels through China as an English teacher.
Two Dog One Cat Night
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This is a true story as told to the author by a very intelligent man who didn't want to do ordinary jobs in life.
The Voyage
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This is a fiction short story about a guy and his beautiful girlfriend who sail a sailboat from San Diego to Tahiti.
The Visit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This fiction story is a tongue-in-cheek account of me defrauding a bank, putting a fortune into Swiss bank accounts, and visiting my parents. When they find out I have stolen money, they try to stop me. I jump into my expensive sports car and leave in a hail of bullets.
The Train of Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is a fiction story about all of humanity traveling through life on a train. Now and then the train stops, and babies come aboard and all sorts of people get off.
The Torture Chamber
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
This is a very short fiction story that was an attempt at making a surprise ending. The pain described in the story was real.
The Surgeon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
This is a very short fiction story about a lay surgeon who must operate to stop the pain.
The Poor Little Waif
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
This is a very short fiction children's story about a poor little orphan girl who befriends a lost puppy. She and the puppy are very hungry and cold. She finds some food, gives it to the puppy, and gets only a few crumbs for herself.
The Medallion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
This is a fiction short story about a lady who sees her mother's 1922 Rainbow Girl's Medallion on an auction site and bids on it. Eventually, she loses the auction.
Snow White and the Seven Digital Dwarfs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a fiction story of how the world’s largest computer company succeeded in the computer mainframe industry while other, smaller companies perished. It is a dry, technical treatise and is not recommended reading for the average word consumer.
The Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a very short story about a girl who has a 150-year old candy jar on her desk that is a family heirloom. After she leaves work on Friday, another girl accidentally breaks it and tries to replace it.
The Independent Black Cat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This is a fiction short story about a black cat that didn't like to lie down on people. In this story, he had to give up and lay on the pilot's chest because the survival raft was so small.
The Doomed Shuttle
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
This fiction short story was inspired by a NASA announcement that it would put an emergency exit door into the shuttle so that the astronauts could bail out in a Challenger-type accident.
The Crucible
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This is a fiction story about a metallurgist who builds a foundry in Germany using leading-edge technology.
The Cripple
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This is a very short true story about a guy who was crippled for life, but that didn't stop him from earning a pilot's license and becoming a great success.
The Bond
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
This is a fiction short story about a young girl who falls into a pond and is saved by a Killdeer.
Spectre
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
This is a fiction short story about an infrared sensor operator aboard a C-130 gunship that gets shot down over a jungle.
While Others Sleep
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
This is a very short fiction story about clandestine operations flying intelligence-gathering missions.
Rock Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This is a fiction short story about a rock star who goes on stage even though he is very ill. He passes out on stage, injures himself, and is sent to a hospital where he dies.
Nightmare in the Sky
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
This is a true story about a non-pilot, Bob, who goes on a flight to search for a downed plane. The pilot passes out, leaving Bob to try to fly the plane.
Mother Nature
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
This is a fiction short story about Mother Nature who explains, God, religion, missionaries, right-to-life, the Second Coming, mass deaths on earth, and the importance of a person's belief structure.
Lisa
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is a very short fiction story about an ice skater in a show that is known world wide.
The Story of Quacker
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is a fiction children's short story about a little, crippled orphan duck who is bullied and taunted by the other ducks in the forest because he is hurt and cannot do what they do.
Lifeline Pilot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is a fiction short story about an air ambulance helicopter pilot who has trouble forgetting about the horrible injuries and the deaths he sees in his job.
Life Adventure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This is a fiction short story about a family that escapes Hong Kong by waling out after the Japanese occupation in 1941.
Letter from Jenn
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This is a very short fiction story about a woman discussing men with her friend in a letter.
Howshud, the Little Rhino
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is a very short fiction children's story about the fun life of a stuffed rhino that suddenly turns ugly when he is to become a cat toy.
Ferdinand Finds a Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is a very short fiction Children's story about a little puppy that is born under a Christmas tree and becomes an orphan.
Happy Machines
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This very short fiction story takes place in the future when anatomically correct robots solve one of mankinds biggest problems.
Evangeline
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This is a very short fictional story about a girl who loves a boy, but her parents forbid her to see him. She sneaks out to visit him, but he goes to her house to see her. He hurries back to find a horrible sight. In the end, they are reunited.
Brinkmanship
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
This is a fiction short story about a certain type of salesman who is very observant, creative, knows people, which makes him a successful seller.
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