"Savoring Reality Through Fiction"

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About James Strauss, Author

I’ve lived in 34 places from South Manitou Island in Michigan to Honolulu Hawaii, and held positions, with credentials, to serve in over twenty-five careers, ranging from University Professor in Anthropology, deep sea diver, Physician’s Assistant to Marine, U.S. Marine Corps Officer, police officer and novelist.
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Down in the Valley Part 3, by James Strauss

Arch completely understood Virginia’s need to toss him from the room and get on her cell phone. The active career he’d only recently retired from demanded he understand and leave immediately after the short dinner and even shorter get together in her room.

Audio version of Rabies, a Short Story by James Strauss

Clark and Peter crouched under the queen-sized bed. They slept together because they...

Rabies, a Short Story by James Strauss

The brothers crouched under their queen-sized bed. They slept together because they were kids and they’d been in the house only a couple of months. Grandma had “passed on”……..

Audio Version of Herschel, a Short Story by James Strauss

This fishing trip turned in to real ordeal for Tom.     A chance meeting with...

Down in the Valley, Part 2, by James Strauss

  DOWN IN THE VALLEY Short Story, Part II By J. Strauss     Kaneohe...

Audio Version of Zack, a Short Story by James Strauss

Audio Version of the Adventures of Zack       Zack and Streblo, the feral...

Audio Version, Down in the Valley, by James Strauss

      Retired and tired, Arch Patton finds himself  Down in the Valley...

Down in the Valley, Part 1, Short Story by James Strauss

  DOWN IN THE VALLEY Short Story Part I By James Strauss   How in hell he came...

Audio Version of Sunday, a Short Story by James Strauss

Peter found himself abandoned on Green Island in Kure Atoll. His dysfunctional family...

Sunday, Short Story by James Strauss

SUNDAY Short Story By J. Strauss The boy sat on the sand atop the low rocks, staring...