Short Stories

“Daughter of Deep Silence” currently appears in Kzine 29, available on Amazon.

A disgraced, former park ranger, Birdie McLaren finds herself in a new job in a new park, but learns that a hunter of young women is on the prowl.

“The Battle of Arroyo Escondido” was chosen as a quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story competition.

Sheriff’s deputy Delbert Guerrero, living in the shadow of his grandfather, tries to decide whether to remain on the force, and stumbles into his defining moment.

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“A Walk in the Park” appears in

Ranger Birdie McLaren and Ranger Katie Reynolds are kidnapped and forced into the woods by dangerous men with evil intentions. But in their element, can these young women find the tools to freedom?
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“Hearts of Stone” appears in a new anthology by Clarenden Books. The Paradox Anthology is available in both paperback and on Kindle.

Far from home, Ranger Birdie McLaren assists a Tribal Police Department in recovering the body of a tourist, killed in suspicious circumstances.
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“Extrication” appears in Over My Dead Body Magazine

Ranger Birdie McLaren finds footprints in the snow which lead to a deeper and darker secret.
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“A Burning Love” appears in Kings River Life Magazine

At the right time and in the right place, Ranger Birdie McLaren finds herself taking part in the rescue of a group of CalFire firefighters, cut off by a raging wildfire. Confronted by tragedy, she learns that things aren’t always as they seem.
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“Talking to Strangers” appears in Close 2 the Bone Online Magazine
Tribal Police Officer Leena Koteen makes the decision to contact a subject for a minor violation and suffers serious consequences.
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“Tears for Lucifer” appears in Bewildering Stories and has now been chosen by the Editors for the Bewildering Stories Mariner’s Award Anthology

Ranger Birdie McLaren tracks an animal that killed a park guest. But with the sunset coming and the darkness rising, she must find it before it kills again, or before it finds her.
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“Her Sister’s Keeper” appears in Fiction on the Web

A developmentally disabled girl goes missing in the wilderness trying to solve a century old mystery and two park rangers involved in the search, miles apart, find a significant and imminent connection.
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“Showdown at the House of Spirits” is scheduled to appear in CC&D Magazine, but is currently available in their online format.

A young drifter has a plan to get rich on cartel money, unless his brother screws it up for him.