Published Authors Forum: Get to Know Chris Crawford

This is the first in a series of posts by participating writers in Greater Fort Worth Writer’s Published Authors Forum, on Sunday, March 13.

Today’s entry is from Chris Crawford, President of GFWWriters. His debut novel, The Tuning Station, was released in 2014. This essay was written in second grade (punctuation and spelling corrected).

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The Night I Got Locked in Safeway

One day I was shopping at Safeway. I sang “Get it together at Safeway, discount prices at quality brands.” I bought cheese, lettuce, ham, milk, coke, ice cream, cookies, mousetraps, a broom, a mop, and chicken, then I heard a voice say “get all your packages, you have ten seconds.” Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. The doors closed. I said wait for me. I did not want to be locked because it would open six hours from now. I was getting hungry so I ate my chicken and looked around for a place to sleep. I even looked in the employee only door. I slept on boxes but they were cold. I even tried to sleep on the floor, it was cold, too! I was lucky I found a blanket and slept on the boxes again. The next…

That’s it. Obviously, his love of ambiguous endings started early.

 

  • The Night I Got Locked in Safeway

    The original document, including stains.

Chris at a creative writing seminar in high school, given by author and Professor Jack Bickham

Chris at a creative writing seminar in high school, given by author and Professor Jack Bickham 

 

 

Come meet Chris at the forum!

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChrisACrawfordAuthor
Website: http://www.chrisacrawford.com
Twitter: @crawwriter

 

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