June 30, 2016

Campfire Stories: Neverwas Nonesuch

campfireWhen I was growing up, my favorite part of camping was the evening campfire.

I come from a big family that all liked to camp together which made our camps a bit like a large compound. Or a circled up tent train.

There was lots of watchful Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles and a big passel of kids that ran free during the day and at night, everyone would settle in around a huge bonfire where the memories and stories of the adults were shared.

As a kid I would sit mesmerized and listen to the stories my elders would recant and I can remember asking my Dad on several occasions, “Did that really happen?” to which he’d usually reply “A good part of it…” 

I still love a good campfire story and every once in awhile I’ll come across a writer who can capture via the written word the type of stories I grew up listening to. Today I wanted to share a fellow Outdoor Blogger/Author that has done just that.

Quill Gordon has already been entertaining us all with his outstanding writing on the blog:
The View from Fish in a Barrel Pond

And now his short stories can be found on Amazon and downloaded to your favorite digital reading device.

I bought all three and my guess is there is some tall tales, folklore, fiction and truth behind these stories about the Neverwas Nonesuch Angling Society. These stories are all entertaining, humorous and just a bit outrageous. Just as any campfire story should be…

Well done Quill Gordon!!

Quill GordonBe sure to visit: The View from a Fish Barrel Pond

About Rebecca

When Rebecca isn't running the Outdoor Blogger Network, she is off Fly Fishing her favorite rivers. Occasionally she writes about those adventures at The Outdooress.


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    I’m a big fan of his blog and as soon as I get my hands on reader one of these days I’ll be buying his stories online. Even better I’d like to see a whole collection of his stories in book form someday.

    Keep it up Mr. Quill Gordon.

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    I had the pleasure of helping him a bit with the editing of these, till I still let a typo slip by. I say I mentioned it, he can’t remember, but I was let go anyway. :-)

    I want a book, with lots of pictures.

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    One typo Ken? I read all three and must have missed it =)

    I’ll third Nick & Ken’s notion. Hardbound collection book please…

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    Thank you for this, Rebecca, and thanks to everyone with more than four minutes to spare for reading! I appreciate the kind words.

    Two projects are in the works and both involve paper. Maybe this fall, after the members of the Neverwas Nonesuch Angling Society all go home …

    Mr. G’s editing skills were not the problem. I mean, what can you expect from a guy who short-lines smallies with a bamboo fly rod? It was the distraction created by his insistence on wearing halter tops.

    Spring is nearly sprung and Opening Day at Fish in a Barrel Pond is just two weeks away!

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    I would hartifly agree that a book versun wood be grate. Quill is one of the best storytillers out ther. Quill, if you kneed another editer, i’m available.

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