December 9, 2021

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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