Rowan had found a safe place to stay with his brother in Nome, Alaska. After the breakup of his marriage, the grieving man had felt rudderless and alone. He enjoyed tending bar and brewing exciting drinks, but he felt like something was missing, something big.When an early winter storm rose as he was heading home one frigid night, Rowan found him..
Anyone who has ever attended a science fiction convention knows that there always are weird people in costume. After a while, regular attendees tend to become a bit blasé about everything but the most extreme get-ups.In this amusing short story, the main character is initially not impressed with one of the attendees’ costumes. However, she is int..
The Clothier at the Badger Hole is just settling into her new routine while slowly healing from her previous life as an overstressed and abused dressmaker. The difference between before and now is so significant that she starts out every day grateful for the events that led her here. Genevieve is just getting used to being respected and included in..
Halloween is the favorite holiday of Mary and Justin Barkley. Their decorations are amazing, with people coming from all over the city to take pictures. Even their treats are impressive, since Justin has never understood why small candy bars are even called treats!..
Bear Creek, Wyoming, is an intriguing small town in the historical world of Summer Donnelly. Home to a mixed group of pioneers from the East and members of the Cheyenne Nation, it demonstrates the strength of community and the possible growth that comes from the combined efforts of many.Maggie and Aaron are respected members of the community but ..
The pandemic and the need to shelter in place to control the disease's spread have left many people working from home. Amidst the many challenges in a remote workforce are some that are more humorous than others. For one family, adjusting to two professionals trying to conduct their duties in their home was challenging enough without the presence o..
A child’s imagination is powerful. In this charming tale, a young boy amuses himself with his immersion into the persona of a fearless Hunter of monsters and treasure. When he discovers a mysterious glowing box during his visit to the world of his imagination, the Hunter embarks on a wondrous adventure.Confronting fearsome monsters and deeds of b..
Coaches can be tough, scary, or encouraging. They occupy a position of authority, and most of those that they mentor look up to them. For most youngsters, seeing the human being behind the title is difficult.Whispering in the hallways in the locker rooms, they wonder aloud if their coach ever smiles or ever makes a mistake. But what happens when ..
Sometimes, a young and inexperienced person will attempt something that looks foolhardy. When the North Wind stole his food, a young man sets off to get his grievance addressed. Many would have been too frightened, but in this case, the boy learns that if you never ask, you will definitely not succeed...
Timothy West is tired of being hijacked and sent on time-traveling trips. He likes seeing his history books come to life. Still, his frustration at the random interruptions in his life and his inability to make significant changes in historical disasters are making him more resistant to even the concept.When the costume shop proprietor grabs him ..
The young girl was looking forward to stopping by her grandfather’s farm and enjoying some of the strawberries that she knows are ripe. However, when she skips happily into the garden, all is not how it should be. Initially upset that someone or something has invaded the sun-dappled garden, she is unprepared for the reality of a creature, unlike an..
Timothy West is at it again! This time, Tim is just trying to find a new apartment and establish himself close to campus. When he finds an apartment that fits his budget and distance parameters, including a bonus of intriguing Art Deco designs, he thinks he has found a perfect place for him and his roommate, Seth.His new place has a workout room,..