Windhovering is the online home for the writing of Jerry Windley-Daoust. Here, you can browse my short fiction, published books, and various & sundry essays and articles. If you like what you read, follow my writing via the subscription links in the sidebar on any page. You can also find out more about me and why I named this site Windhovering.

Short Fiction

  • Angeling | 4: over the brink of eternity
    Angeling | 4: over the brink of eternity

    “And that is why we always wear a helmet, people,” Campbell quipped as he stood over Jonah, who lay unmoving where he’d landed, slightly to one side of […]

  • Foraging

    She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door. She would not wait for him any longer, even though Edward […]

  • Angeling | 5: dead people don't wear bellybuttons
    Angeling | 5: dead people don’t wear bellybuttons

    The instant Jonah let go of his grandfather’s hand, his shadow jerked him backward, hard—like a parachute suddenly braking a skydiver’s fall, but in reverse. Okay, that was […]


Essays & Articles

  • Home on the River
    Home on the River

    Soon as it was night, out we shoved; when we got her out to about the middle, we let her alone, and let her float wherever the current […]

  • The Catholic Worker is a Fool
    The Catholic Worker is a Fool

    Anyone who has ever joined the Winona Catholic Worker as a live-in volunteer has inevitably had The Conversation with his or her family and other relatives. With surprisingly […]

Other stuff I’m up to….

Peanut Butter & Grace

Peanut Butter & Grace

Peanut Butter & Grace is a website and (soon) a book about the stuff that holds families together.

Hold On Tight!

Hold On Tight!

Hold On Tight! tells the ongoing story of my son Alex's journey from a Ukrainian orphanage to his new home with our family.

About Jerry Windley-Daoust

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What I’ve been reading…

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Post-American World: Release 2.0

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