February 1, 2023

Kris Kristofferson by Fans, for Fans

In appreciation of the Silver Tongued Devil

Kris Kristofferson’s 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 -Mostly fiction?

“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, 2009

Kristofferson’s short stories were written during his time at Pomona College – Likely around 1954 before he joined the military.

Kristofferson’s Short StoriesPartly Truth?

Kristofferson’s early writing shows a lifelong interest in human rights. Read his short stories, Gone are the Days and The Rock – Themes in this early fiction thread through the iconic songwriter’s later lyrics.

  1. Gone are the Days – is about a racial incident
  2. The Rock – a rock is shaped like a naked woman

Doug Mckenna reads the story for those who prefer audio.

Kristofferson’s early writing shows a lifelong interest in human rights. Read his short stories, Gone are the Days and The Rock – Themes in this early fiction thread through the iconic songwriter’s later lyrics.

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6 thoughts on “Kris Kristofferson’s 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
      Regards,
      Donna

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