John T. Timm

John Timm writes both fiction and non-fiction. Besides The Story Shack, his fiction has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Blue Bonnet Review, The Fiction Attic, Perspective Literary Magazine, 300 Days of Sun and elsewhere. When not writing, John teaches foreign languages and communications at a university in Phoenix, Arizona.

Stories by John T. Timm

Before We Had TV: a Memoir

Illustrated by Cait Maloney

Just because we didn’t have TV before the 1950s doesn’t mean there weren’t other forms of home entertainment. I won’t go into the old life was tougher back then routine. Nobody buys that anymore. Let’s just say we learned to improvise more than we do today and leave it at that. This was also the pre-air conditioning …




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