Short stories by Ward Dorrance

Ward Allison Dorrance (1904-) was a writer and teacher of Jefferson City, Mo., and Washington, D.C. He taught at the University of Missouri, 1926-1953, and Georgetown University, 1958-1974. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence of Dorrance. Correspondents include writers Caroline Gordon (103 letters), Donald Davidson (17), Allen Tate (19), John Donald Wade (2), Andrew Lytle (11), Flannery O'Connor (12), Eudora Welty (3), and Erskine Caldwell (1). The letters discuss Dorrance's works and offer critiques of his writings. Some letters, especially those from Gordon and O'Connor, concern the writers' own personal affairs and family life.

Listing 3 stories.

After stopping by the Depot Saloon to visit a girl he has his eyes on, a man and his two horses find themselves victims of a sudden accident on a wintry night.

On a farm in the rural Missouri, an elderly woman follows her nephew's children to make sure they don't get into trouble when she becomes the witness of a crime.

On a business trip to Georgia, a man reconnects with his cousin and spends the night at the his plantation house, where he is reminded of the pleasures and pain of his childhood.