Short Stories

These are not excerpts from the novels in Watervalley Books. They are just great stories from author Jeff High. This is where you can meet new characters and catch up with old friends…and maybe get a hint of what is coming up the next novel from Watervalley Books!

From the Doctor’s Office

From the Doctor’s Office

It’s been and interesting week of patients in Watervalley. Oni Kinser came in Monday with a black eye. Florence, his wife of twenty-plus years had given it to him, accidentally. It seems that while the two of them were in the garden, Florence, who is rather wide in the hips, was bent over picking green […]

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The Skinny Dippers

The Skinny Dippers

  Margie Reynolds came by Monday morning requesting to see me in my office. Margie is forty-two and gave birth to her second child, Cybil Ann this last December. Given that she and her husband Larry’s oldest child, Martha Lynn, graduated Vanderbilt in April, Cybil Ann was the definition of a bonus baby. Margie was […]

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The Family Reunion

The Family Reunion

This is actually a story that was originally in “The Splendor of Ordinary Days” but was ultimately edited out to help bring the book within publication length. Here, Luke Bradford narrates about having an evening dinner with Connie and Estelle and a discussion of the two sisters recent family reunion. Hope you like it!   […]

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The Vacation

The Vacation

 For Joe Dawson, figuring out where to go and what to do on vacation this year was almost a disaster. Even though he was the Pastor at Watervalley First Presbyterian, probably more than he wanted to admit it, the marijuana helped. This year, Joe and his wife, Mary Beth, were also celebrating their tenth wedding […]

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The Easter Sunday Service

The Easter Sunday Service

      The week before Easter, in a moment of weakness and Christian charity, Lida Wilkins invited her niece, Jasmine and her husband, Turk, to join her for the Easter worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Watervalley. By the time Easter Sunday was over, Lida felt confident that Jasmine and Turk had well-defended their […]

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The Mother In Law

The Mother In Law

When Randy and Marvelle Simpkins ate at Applebee’s last week, for the first time in years, he ordered a drink from the bar. It was a Scotch…. a double. They were in Atlanta and had just dropped off Althea, his mother-in-law, after a two-week visit to Watervalley. Randy had always gotten along fine with Althea. But […]

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