EMERALD RISING: BCVR 1
Thirteen short stories beginning with a concise history of the Village of Birch Clump. The title story, Emerald Rising is about the escape of two teens from an American Indian Boarding School in the late nineteenth century.
The Cure is a moving story of a terminally ill six year old boy set a few days before Christmas, 1957. The Cure was since expanded into the companion novels: Hawk Dancer and Cloudburst.
Rambler is a whimsical tale of a winter road trip gone haywire.
Erik Shoots the Train:
Young teens test their skills and to photograph a moving train. Their lack of experience proves treacherous.
Car Keys: A defiant fourteen year old goes joy riding.
is one my my darker character developments. Almost poetic, and a bit in line with Edward Allen Poe.
The lone Jew owns a small grocery at the outset of the Great Depression. Stillness
is set in winter's silence.
Fishing Hole: (Part 1 of 3) - Amos is up river at a secluded fishing hole. The daydream of his girlfriend is shattered by metallic click and the order to freeze, not to turn around. He's left bound and gagged deep in the forest by the thieves. (BCVR #3 and #4 contain parts 2 and 3 of Fishing Hole)