Peter Obourn

~ Novelist & Writer of Short Fiction, Poetry ~

Published Works

THE BIRDS OF BRISTOL COURT

The anti-feeder speakers, of which there were many, seized on the concept of “precedent,” and all said the same thing in slightly different ways: that is, they had no problem with this particular...

KAPLAN’S FURNITURE STORE

   A story about Mr. Kaplan and Delores Molesworth “Mr. Kaplan wears a shirt and tie every day, although he is not an impeccable dresser. Sometimes his shirt and tie are a questionable match, but he...

EDITH’S SUMMER

A short story about a little farm girl, her grandmother and a cow named Albert. “When Grandma was napping in the grass, Edith talked to Albert, patted his brown flanks, and smelled his grassy...

THE BULL

“He is content most of the day to stand and stare. Sometimes he lies down, but most of the time he stands stock still in the center of his field. He sees what he sees and knows what he...

THE LIBERATION

How does a prisoner survive cruel and inhuman treatment? How does a prisoner survive solitary confinement? I wrote this short story after hearing an Australian ex-prisoner interviewed....

AN ARTIST IN THE FAMILY

 “Dreams come from the things we see and things we hear that make an impression on us. Maybe we don’t even know it. Like this scene.”“What scene?” I said. “You mean Mom hanging laundry?” “Yeah,” he...

THE GOLDFISH WITH LONG, BLACK HAIR

A story about Maise and her father. “ . . . he has a chair to sit in and he reads the newspaper.” “The newspaper?” “Yes. It’s a little newspaper. About this big. It’s fish size and it has fish...

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Peter Obourn ~ Writer

Peter Obourn is a fiction writer whose short fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in over twenty literary journals, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a graduate of Willams College, where he majored in English Literature and studied creative writing, also a graduate of Cornell Law School, and he holds an MFA degree in creative writing from Lesley University. A husband, father, and grandfather, he is former college basketball player, attorney, and founder and principal of a real estate development company. Read More...

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