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Terry Wright

Terry Wright
Cornelia, Georgia, USA
December 31
I was born into a large immigrant family and my generation grew up in the American South. I got kicked out of high school and served a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force during the coldwar. I got out and moved on to a PhD in engineering. Following a career in engineering research and teaching, I've written and published poems and short stories. Club Tripoli is my first published novel, and my latest book is a collection of short stories, Quiet Little Men and Other Stories.


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SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 5:20PM

Quiet Little Men

QLM-CoverTW003 Standing under the blazing sun, he gunned his outboard motor to clear the heavy reeds and soft mud along the edge of the channel through the bayou. The shallow keel of his old Florida flats boat made a deep vulgar sucking sound as he cleared the muck. The trip across theRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 3:27PM

My Black Guitar

My Black Guitar

Terry Wright 

I have this guitar that has somehow managed to become a kind of nemesis, a troublesome thing to have around. And it’s kind of hard to explain why I keep it. To dive right in or get to the point I’ll say thisit’s a guitar alright.Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2014 2:40PM

CLUB TRIPOLI -- Chapter One


by Terry Wright  



 Trapped. I felt like I couldn’t breathe—my face itched and my pits dripped, and if I didn’t get off of this lousy plane pretty soon I’d come out of my skin. I inched my way along in theRead full post »

MARCH 19, 2014 12:11PM


I was at a recent meeting of the Clarksville Writing Society and we did our usual sort of quick-challenge writing exercise. This time my idea came together, and I share it here with you, gentle readers. With a little clean-up and spell checking here's my silly old man (previous title).Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2012 2:03PM

A Current Project


These Perilous Times


Reach outabout thirty or forty years into the future of America. What will you see out there? Will you recognize the landscape, the political environment in, say, 2050?  Read full post »

I lived on Calloway Bayou in the Florida Panhandle, surrounded by water, marshes, alligators—and depressing news about Hispanic illegals who'd died pursuing their dreams of a promised land. Were they despicable intermational criminals? Or the huddled masses yearning to breathe free...Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2012 5:31PM

TWright's Terse Verse

TERRY WRIGHT received a BS, MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and pursued a career in research and teaching in the field. He has written extensively in the technical literature—including two textbooks on fluid machinery—and has published poems, stories and articles in… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2012 2:33PM

Club Tripoli, a novel by Terry Wright


  Cold war airman Ted Miller moonlights on guitar at Club Tripoli, a Libyan nightclub. Caught up in the club’s vice and crime, can he escape his entanglements and survive by assisting in a dangerous covert Air Force investigatioRead full post »