WILD SIDE STORIES
AVAILABLE ON KINDLE
#21 CAT ISLAND REGATTA
Explore remote Cat Island during their annual Sailboat Regatta and Rake and Scrape music festival to discover an idyllic island hideaway home to the only hilltop monastery in the Bahamas. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#20 CAPTURED IN CUBA
Dick and John never dreamed they would see the inside of a Cuban dungeon. Now they were in one after a paperwork scramble resulted in their plane being forced down in Cuba by MIGS. This true story shows their terror and torture while they waited for rescue by Dick's wife Annie. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#19 TEXAS DOVE SHOOT
Dove hunting is a long standing Texas tradition. Experience an action packed shoot in the thick of a heavy dove migration. In this story you will enjoy the good old days of frenzied hunting on a Texas ranch. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#18 BAJA TUNA FRENZY
Off the coast of Baja, Mexico, an annual albacore tuna migration gives frenzied fishing for anglers on a private charter until they call it quits with exhaustion. Baja is still one of the few places in the world where the fish bite overwhelms the fishermen. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#17 PINAS BAY
The Tropic Star Lodge on Panama's Pacific coast is a legendary fishing resort where over 250 world records have been set on multitudes of saltwater fish species. During Gordon's trip to this fishing paradise a staggering 72 sailfish, roosterfish, and other fish were caught in this lush tropical paradise. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#16 PIT BULL TERROR
Everyone has the primordial fear of being attacked by a pit bull. When Gordon is ambushed by one of these killing machines in full attack mode on open ground with no place to run, he faces true terror for the first time in his life. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#15 BIG DOLPHIN
The spring dolphin run in the Exuma Sound of the Bahamas ranks among the best in the world. In this journey to far away tropical waters, anglers battle huge dolphin in a fishing frenzy that fills the boat.. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#14 RABBIT RUN
Motocross is a crazy sport under the best of conditions. When motorcycle brakes fail in a high-speed race through the woods, Gordon's survival reflexes are tested to the max as he struggles to stay alive while plunging through woods and a creek. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#13 HOLE IN THE WALL
At the southern tip of the Bahama's Abaco Island, a lonesome lighthouse overlooks the Hole in the Wall cliff. Offshore is swift, deep water where legions of fish congregate over a 500 foot seamount. Experience a boat journey to this remote fishing ground where large tuna, dolphin, and kingfish, are caught far from civilization. A 70-mile run back to Nassau through a maze of coral reefs is a night adventure to remember, especially when the boat runs aground on a reef. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#12 DEEP INTO MEXICO
A south Texas Christmas tradition was a father-son hunting trip that ventured across the border and deep into Old Mexico where game was endless and laws were nonexistent. In this story a crew of fathers and sons have a staggering 1970 hunting trip of endless dove and quail shooting mixed in with close calls with rattlesnakes and bobcats in the middle of Mexican mountains. A near tragic shotgun shot into a boy's boot brings a crazy trip to an abrupt end. Fortunately, Doctors in the crew save the foot as the hunters limp back to the States with a new perspective on life. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#11 FIRST MARLIN
Experience the thrill and panic of hooking a giant marlin that proves to be too big to land and almost pulls an angler overboard when 1500 feet of line is stripped off his reel. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site
#10 THE OTHER SIDE
Travel in this story to the other side of the Gulf Stream to catch a monster tuna that turns the tide and cripples the boat. The return to Port Canaveral is a saga of endurance and stamina through a night of storms that tests the crew's nautical abilities. Available on Amazon Author Site.
#9 COLD DUCK
Duck hunting is a masochistic sport undertaken by the hardy or foolish in the most miserable of winter conditions. If the north wind is not blowing at twenty miles an hour, temperature hovering around freezing, and rain turning to sleet, ducks will not be flying much and crazy duck hunters will not be crawling through the mud an hour before sunrise telling themselves they are having fun, damn it. In Cold Duck Gordon recounts a tale of duck hunting in a brutal Texas blizzard with a magnificent bird dog battling ice and cold water. Amazon Author Site.
#8 BAD STORM
A party boat in the Gulf of Mexico encounters a formidable storm that almost sinks the boat. The land lubbers on this trip suffered a nightmare journey of endurance they were lucky to survive. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#7 CHASING PANCHO VILLA
In 1916, Pancho Villa crossed into New Mexico and attacked the town of Columbus, killing civilians and soldiers, burned the town, and stole supplies. He fled back to Mexico hiding in the mountains of Chihuahua. President Woodrow Wilson sent Major General Blackjack Pershing and Lieutenant George Patton into Mexico to exact revenge in what was called the Mexican Expedition.
In this story, Patton uses airplanes and vehicles in a first for warfare and the last calvary charge on horseback chases Pancho through rugged Mexican mountains and canyons. Many soldiers in this campaign were Buffalo Soldiers, units of black man who excelled in Indian warfare.
This true short story is a composite of stories told to me by two tough old Texans who were in the Mexican border wars. Names have been changed, but most of the events are real. Available through Kindle and as an Audio Book at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#6 WHITE WING HUNTING IN MEXICO
During the 1960's, hordes of whitewing dove swarmed Mexican farmland, eating valuable grain crops. American hunters were brought in by farmers to shoot unlimited numbers of dove from their fields. Enjoy an incredible account of non-stop shooting for three days in Mexico on a whitewing hunt in the good old days. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#5 POPCORN POISON
Popcorn and movies are an American tradition. Right? Who would have thought an allergic reaction to popcorn would turn a family theater outing into a near-death tragedy. Only quick thinking by her husband and a crosstown car race to the hospital saved a life by the slimmest of margins. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#4 CRAAY TEXAS QUAIL
A feverish whirring of wings as a covey of quail explodes in all directions from a clump of grass at your feet is the most adrenaline filled, heart stopping moment in bird hunting. Only a fast shooter stays calm enough to ignore the pandemonium and focus on a snap shot in the few seconds between a quail's rise and its disappearance through low brush. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#2 CAPE CANAVERAL ODYSSEY
A fishing tournament offshore of Cape Canaveral goes awry with a steering cable snaps. The situation turned worse when a storm moved in, testing the crews endurance is tested to the max in his odyssey with Mother Ocean. Available through Kindle only at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
#1 LAKE WASHINGTON TERROR
Airboats give adrenaline filled rides across the lakes of Florida. The thrill is even more daring at nighttime under a full moon. Annie's problem was that she didn't want to go on the airboat ride on the St. Johns River to begin with, much less at night. Bill Kirby had insisted, so she bravely went along for a thrill that turned into a disaster when a crash spilled them into water full of alligators. Join Annie's nightmare for survival in black swamp water as she struggles to escape from creatures of the night. Available through Kindle and as an Audio Book at Gordon’s Amazon Author Site.
Wild Side short stories captivate readers with daring outdoor adventures. This collection of real-life tales follow spectacular and perilous forays into Cuba, The Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Florida, and Texas. Many of these tales occur at sea where mother nature can be generous with large fish catches, but turn unexpectedly cruel when storms roll through.
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