I began writing Foy Davis stories in 2004. Each story represents an episode in this man’s life. They can be read in any order. You get to know Foy the way you get to know any person. We are never presented with an orderly timeline of anyone’s life. You come to know people by piecing together your experiences with them over time.

Some of the stories are closely linked. In one case three of the stories form a trilogy, though each can be read on its own. But most of the stories stand alone and are scattered throughout this man’s life with no thread connecting them apart from larger themes that I’m happy to let you discover.

Sometimes people ask me what I’m going to do with these stories. There are enough words here for a novel, but that’s not how they are written. I think they will remain a collection of stories, perhaps in print someday.

Gordon Atkinson