About OldTexasWriter


Bruce Spohn was born March 5th 1947 in Lancaster, California near Los Angeles. His parents moved north to the Bay Area and he attended K-12 in a number of schools in different cities around the Bay. This laid the foundation of his outlook on life. After graduating from Clayton Valley High School in Concord California he joined the U. S. Air Force. After basic training in Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas he was sent to Germany Oct 1965. Like many Americans assigned to Germany he fell in love and married. While living in Germany he left the Air Force in 1968. He continued to work for the military as a civilian and later enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1980 and in 1994 he retired from the Army. Life in Europe appealed to him and he stayed in Germany after retirement and spent a total of 40 years living in Germany. Finally he returned to the United States Feb 2006. As luck would have it he was sent back to San Antonio, Texas where he works for the Government at Fort Sam Houston.

Bruce started writing when he was still in high school but never published. While serving in the Military and later as a DoD civilian Bruce started writing articles for the Army Post News Paper in Heidleberg Germany. In Nov 1999 he was involved in a near fatal car accident and woke up in the ICU a few days before Christmas. He felt inspired to write a story to send to his friends as a special Christmas gift. He continues to write and has a collection Christmas stories that are published under the title “Christmas Treasures”.

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LakeSide CHAPTER ONE - The Camping Trip

Paul stood by the open tent flap, taking a few minutes to enjoy the beautiful gifts nature provided him for free. Looking to the eastern shore, he marveled at the red, orange and yellow explosion of pre-dawn glory heralding a new day. Low on the Western horizon, the nearly full moon lay pale and bloated. In the aerie pre-dawn light a heavy dew clinging to everything that did not move...

Added 19 Dec 2012 | Category Drama | Votes 1 | Avg Score 4 | Views 1,172 | 1 Comment

Last Lament

When I was young I used to have so much fun Not knowing what part I would have in life's play Happiness is gone. . .I now carry a gun And my thoughts settle about me, like ashes in wet clay I saw John, today, catch a bullet and die He was married, and I think he had a kid Hope they can find time to stop awhile to cry, . . .and remember all of the good things he did John died today,...

Added 17 Dec 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 814

Thoughts Of A Man About To Leave A Bridge

As I view the world through the prism of my mind I see what life's made of, and I wish I were blind Nobody is happy, and those that say they are Have a mind that's torn, twisted, with a social scar The beat goes on ... the war goes on ... But can life go on? The world is a chess board and I am but a pawn Could this hourglass, known as time, run out of sand? How much sand is left, enough...

Added 14 Dec 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,140

Simple Treasures

Rainy days are not any fun. Sam and his little brother Jim knew this all too well. The constant rain for the past week forced the two boys to resort to other means of entertainment. Both of the boys would have loved to play in the snow, like they saw on the TV shows about Christmas. But the TV and Christmas Cards were the only places they saw snow. It had been raining for several days,...

Added 12 Dec 2012 | Category Drama | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 1,058

Opposites Attract

Across the disco void I'm attracted by your smile But our orbits remain in sync for just a little while The music machine makes loud the distance between us Alas! I am from Mars and you are from Venus...

Added 06 Dec 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 849

Home for Christmas

PART ONE Naomi sat, staring out of the city bus window. She held two large, brown shopping bags on her lap. The bus was not really crowded, but she did not feel at ease. Looking out the window was her way of avoiding eye contact with the other passengers. An undercurrent of fear caused her to wrap her arms around the crumpled shopping bags. Clutching the bags close to her, she sat silent as...

Added 04 Dec 2012 | Category Drama | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 989 | 1 Comment

. . . We Shall All Burn

I live deep within these caves of concrete and polished steel Cut off from all the things of the world that are beautiful and real. Reluctantly I awake, to the clock's persistent chime. I hop in my super-car, and fight the crowd to punch in on time I'm caught in the web, Spider-establishment close at hand. Free will in an illusion, like water upon the desert sand Our technology like...

Added 01 Dec 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,014 | 1 Comment

Christmas Far from Home

Christmas Far from Home PART ONE A cold wind swept the dirt street sending clouds of dust into the air. A few pedestrians scurried along the worn paths between the ruined buildings. Anxiety mixed with despair was the most common emotion that seemed to be etched deep into their weathered faces. Quickly they dashed across the dusty, rubble-filled street, eager to duck into the...

Added 30 Nov 2012 | Category Drama | Votes 5 | Avg Score 4.2 | Views 1,139 | 2 Comments

A Sentry's Story

Sam trudged along the now familiar path around the storage area. Two hundred paces along the fence line, one hundred paces to the corner of the first building, two hundred fifty paces along the back of the building, and seventy-five paces back to the fence line, and then another round was complete. Forty laps, maybe even a few more, would be completed before his shift was over. Such was the...

Added 29 Nov 2012 | Category Drama | Votes 2 | Avg Score 3.5 | Views 1,126 | 2 Comments

That Time Again

PART ONE It’s that time again, that time again--that time between mid-November and the end of December. Yes, it is that time again, when everywhere you look, everywhere you go, you are reminded that you need to buy something for someone. That time again, when kids, momentarily, are on their best behavior in an attempt to parley or negotiate a bigger bonus of toys and other gifts. Yes, it...

Added 28 Nov 2012 | Category Drama | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,037 | 1 Comment

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