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Western Short Stories
David Watts

David Watts

David Watts is a doctor, a professionally trained musician, an inventor, a radio and television personality and an accomplished poet and writer. His literary credits include seven books of poetry, three collections of short stories, two mystery novels, five western novels, a Christmas memoir, and several essays.  He has received awards in academics, medical excellence, television production and for the quality of his writing.  He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Professor of Literature and Poetry at the Fromm Institute at USF.

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Western Short Stories by David Watts


Bedtime Story

David Watts

“Are you having trouble sleeping?”

The little boy curled up against his pillow in a state of embarrassment mixed with fear. “Yes,” he almost whispered.

His mother sat on the bedside and stroked a swatch of hair on his forehead. “Do you want your ants scratched?” she said.

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