Author Archives: William W. Walton

About William W. Walton

William Walton was raised on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country by feral pigs, his rougher edges honed at Yale. A dissolute youth, he tried to become a deeper, more sensitive person, but that was hopeless. Instead, he commited himself to exploring the full richness of his natural superficiality. Except for his work with troubled adolescents, with abandoned animals, voyaging under sail, and his writing, he has rarely deviated from that path. William writes because he has to, and he hopes that his stories leave a bigger, more positive footprint on this earth than he has. He resides in Corpus Christi, Texas, with his wife Sharon, a native of Buffalo, N.Y.

Excerpt from The Book of Jake

The figure wore a white robe, which merged with the surrounding light. Its face was that of an older man, but one whose posture was very erect. His long hair and beard were shaggy and unkempt, and he wore a … Continue reading

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A Mercy Killing and The Book of Jake published in anthologies.

I am pleased to announce the publication of my story, A Mercy Killing, in Corpus Christi Writers 2019. My story, The Book of Jake, was published in Corpus Christi Writers 2018, An Anthology. Both anthologies are published and edited by … Continue reading

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Excerpt from A Mercy Killing

All Agnes had was her husband and her cat. At least she loved Fluffy. She had been married to Walter for forty-two years and had loved him for the first couple of weeks. She thought so anyway, but it had … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Mike, from the Mail Room

If only she could know all the little ways that I make her life easier. Like how I wait in my car until her newspaper is delivered very early every morning. I pick it up out of her yard and … Continue reading

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Mike, from the Mail Room published in an anthology of short stories

Folks, I am happy to announce that my short story, Mike, from the Mail Room, has been published in An Honest Lie, Vol. 3: Justifiable Hypocrisy. Thank you for your support of my earlier story, Ozzie the Clown, published last … Continue reading

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I still make my bed because she’d want me to.

On June 17th, I lost my wife, Sharon, to cancer. In the ten months before she died she lost half her body weight, but not an ounce of her faith or courage. Being her care giver was the most difficult task … Continue reading

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The Call

Hold on to your hats, folks. My friend and writing collaborator, Joanne Eddy, has finished her first novel, The Call. A few final edits remain, but this is a very polished work. A blend of Polish history and folklore, Tolkienesque … Continue reading

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