Gary Leon Zimmer


The mid-size city of Yakima, Washington, was the spawning ground for both the late, internationally known Ray Carver, master of the quirky short-story, and Gary Leon Zimmer, author of 'One From New York and Two From Minnesota'. Carver and Zimmer grew up on the rougher eastside of Yakima, Carver without indoor plumbing and Zimmer in 'The House in the Alley between 1st and 2nd St. They were one year apart in school, Carver graduating from Yakima High School in 1956 and Zimmer, from the same school one year later. The small city of Yakima made little note of Carver's death. On the other side of an ocean, the London Times ran an obituary and a story about the immensely popular minimalist short-story writer. Carver's success came late in his life. He died in 1988 at the age of forty-nine. Zimmer is still writing.

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One From New York, Two From Minnesota
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
Mary Ann, Linda and Shirley, secrets were kept from the rest of the world but not from each other. Experiences, good and bad, were sorted out, victories and successes trumpeted, and occasionally tears flowed as they spoke quietly of dying dreams. They were young women of the seventies, cloaked in the excitement of a new city, a new time, a new freedom. I was the fourth friend, the singles guy.
Ambition and Harry Stone
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Western
Harry Stone had money, women and a life of incredible ease. He was a card cheat. He was charming and handsome. He combined the tandem of his physical prowess with what seemed to be a magical, though dishonest, ability to extract money from all who were willing to risk it. Each piece of the puzzle fit together to make Harry a local hero. He was at the pinnacle of small town popularity when . .

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