September 28, 2022

Kris Kristofferson by Fans, for Fans

In appreciation of the Silver Tongued Devil

Kris Kristofferson Short Stories

Kris Kristofferson Short Stories

Kris Kristofferson’s short stories were published after he won a competition when he was a student.

Kris spoke about these fiction tales that were published in Atlantic Mag in an interview in 2009.

Kris Kristofferson Short Stories -Mostly fiction?

An extract from the 2009 interview:

“I was writing short stories, and I remember that the biggest thing you could do in school then was they had an Atlantic Monthly short story contest, and I won it. I got first and third and a lot of honorable mentions……………………… I hope someday—and it’d better be fast—that I’ll start writing longer fiction.”

Kris Kristofferson

Assuming that school meant college – These stories would date after 1954 and before Kris joined the army.

Kris Kristofferson Short Stories c1954

We have found two of Kris’ short stories. The titles link to the articles.

1. Gone are the Days

A story about a racial incident

2. The Rock

A story about a rock shaped like a naked woman. Doug Mckenna reads the story for those who prefer audio.

If anyone has reliable dates for these, please shout at me?

There was a great selection of other writings about and by Kris on the source website which has sadly now closed.

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5 thoughts on “Kris Kristofferson Short Stories

  1. In 1978-’79, I was a Graduate Assistant for Prof. Dr. John Fuegi at the U of MD.
    John Fuegi had been studying at Pomona College, CA, together with Kris — he mentioned these short stories to me and that Kris had won first and third price in that Atlantic Monthly short story contest (if I can recall correctly).

  2. I love his lyrics and songs. One of my most favorite is about a tragedy on one of the Great Lakes.. about The Edmund Fitzgerald sinking during a storm. Very heavy weather on those lakes during the winter! I’m from Columbia South Carolina by birth originally. I have relatives in Florida also so I know what storms are like. Hurricanes and tornadoes and such! 😖 Scary and sometimes deadly! 💀 😵 Charlie Palmer Jr. 🤕

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts – Kris has such a huge catalogue of songs that we are going through trying to work out which one this is 🙂
      Great hearing from you

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