Walt left this life on March 14, 2012 and is sorely missed by the Splashdown team. His original self-description is preserved below.
Walt Staples spent far too many years thinking the unthinkable for a living. He maintains this has had no effect on him though he admits to a predilection for collecting odd people and an inordinate thirst for Dr Pepper. While his physical position is generally indeterminable, his heart is firmly located at 38.9N, 78.2W.
Walt is a previous President of the Catholic Writers’ Guild and contributes to their blog at http://blog.catholicwritersguild.com. He is a top contributor to Splashdown’s Avenir Eclectia microfiction project at http://www.avenireclectia.com and his short stories are widely published. His work has appeared in Digital Dragon Magazine, Avenir Eclectia, Wherever It Pleases, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Christmas: Peace on All the Worlds, and Residential Aliens Magazine. He is a member of a number of organizations which shall remain nameless with the exception of the Catholic Writers’ Guild and the Lost Genre Guild. Walt is also rumored to be a member of the Marine Corps Association.
According to Walt, the future trend of his life was probably foreshadowed when he was three. Driving with his parents, as they looked for a place to go to the bathroom on a Virginia fire trail, he was involved in a head-on collision with another family coming from the other direction also looking for a place to go to the bathroom. He credits this experience for his rather cockeyed view of the world.
For a list of his works, visit http://gkfields.blogspot.com.