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Ginger Poet Adonis – by Dave Yendler

Published April 22, 2013 Jimmy, Stories, Your Stories Comments
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Queen Mary School in London

—INTRODUCTION Jimmy Gauntt spent his senior year of college at the Queen Mary School in London studying English literature and acting. There, he met Dav Yendler who was spending a year abroad from the University of California, San Diego. They became good friends and took several classes together. Hilary, Brittany, Ryan and I went to […]

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Wheaton-The Bermuda Triangle

Published December 2, 2012 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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[Reverse SPOILER ALERT: Are you one of our many NEW weekend readers spending some quality time here? If so, I’d suggest reading some previously-published stories before continuing with this story –if– you desire the “full effect.” Those would be: McKenzie’s Field-Ole Ole Olsen, and Want To Go For A Ride?. Thanks, –Casey] If two points […]

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Condolences

Published November 15, 2012 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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Delta Tau Delta fraternity

Condolences By: Casey Gauntt In the days and weeks following Jimmy’s death we received hundreds—maybe even a thousand— cards, letters and emails from family, friends and colleagues, and also from more than a few people we didn’t even know, expressing their sympathies and condolences for the tragic loss of our son and their relative, friend […]

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Happy Birthday, Barb

Published November 8, 2012 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, Stories, Your Stories Comments
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Barb’s mother, Henrietta, had written this birthday wish for her daughter’s 34th birthday—57 years earlier.

Happy Birthday, Barb By: Casey Gauntt and Brittany and Ryan Kirby On Saturday, July 28, 2012, I was in the garage of our house in Solana Beach sifting through boxes of some of my mother’s things we had recently brought over from her house in Encinitas. I was specifically looking for some photographs of my […]

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Happy Birthday, Sis

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Siddhartha means - he who has found meaning of his existence --and-- he who has attained his goals

Introduction Before we get into the next story, Happy Birthday, Barb, there’s another one about birthdays that needs to be revealed first because of their uncanny similarities. You see, there was more to the story of The Letter than what has previously been shared. Something else happened on November 8, 2008— the day the letter […]

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Princess Gantt—For The Birds

Published October 26, 2012 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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Princess Gantt—For The Birds By: Casey Gauntt January 6, 2012 I awoke—well I got out of bed, I’d been awake for a half hour or so—around 6:30. I went downstairs to turn on the heater (we hate the autopilot), got the papers and came back upstairs to make coffee. Dating myself, I know. We continue […]

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Feline Portal Jumping

Published October 24, 2012 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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By Casey Gauntt December 2011 I’m pretty sure our cat lost her hearing. I’ve been conducting a series of experiments over the last several weeks and the results all seem to point to a diagnosis of stone-deaf. Originally named ‘Prince’ by our kids until the vet upon closer inspection begged to differ, Princess is 21 […]

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The Ghostwriter

Published September 18, 2012 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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The Ghostwriter By Casey Gauntt Ghostwriter: A professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, reports or other texts that are officially credited to another person. [Source: Wikipedia] Paranormal: Not scientifically explainable. [Source: Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary] Over the 2009 Christmas holiday my older brother, Grover, came to visit us in Solana Beach, […]

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Want To Go For A Ride?

Published September 1, 2012 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, first-9, Stories Comments
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Want To Go For A Ride? By Casey Gauntt [Reverse SPOILER ALERT: Are you one of our many weekend readers spending some quality time here? If so, I’d suggest reading some previously-published stories before continuing with this story –if– you desire the “full effect.” Those would be: The Letter, McKenzie’s Field-Ole Ole Olsen, and our […]

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Impossible Germany

Published August 31, 2012 Casey And Friends, Jimmy, Stories, Your Stories Comments
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Introduction.  Luke Adams and Jimmy Gauntt were close friends since they began tumbling around in diapers in 1984.  They even looked alike with their reddish hair, quick-to-burn fair skin, freckles and lanky athletic builds  Scotland’s Andy Murray and these boys could be mistaken for cousins.  Luke, a year older, was always slightly taller than Jimmy.  […]

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Author Bios

Write Me Something Beautiful Authors - Casey and Jimmy Gauntt

Casey Gauntt

is an attorney and senior executive of a major San Diego real estate company. He lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife, Hilary. Casey grew up in Itasca, Illinois, graduated Lake Park High School in 1968, and received B.S., JD and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California.

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Jimmy Gauntt

was born and raised in Solana Beach and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2002.   A prestigious Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California, he majored in English and Spanish. He authored six plays, five screenplays, and a multitude of poems and short stories. Beginning in 2010, the USC English Department annually bestows the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Award—aka “The Jimmy”—to the top graduates in English.  Jimmy passed over to the other side in 2008 at age 24.

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