Thigh Highs

Short Story (~1200 words) Ellie pulled her hip waders up over her jeans and ran the straps through her belt. “There you go,” she said. “You said you wanted to see me in thigh highs.” She mock-posed a couple times, laughing, the sun reflecting off her aviator sunglasses and the thick braid of black hair… Continue reading Thigh Highs

A Night in Her Shoes

150-word story Ellie never knew when her mom was going to kick her out. When she was twelve, Ellie started sleeping in her shoes so she could walk to her auntie’s without worrying about broken glass on the sidewalk — or frostbitten toes in winter. When her mom wanted her back, she called the cops… Continue reading A Night in Her Shoes

Raven-related stories

Stories inspired by my daughter If you arrived here after reading the Raven and the Mango Roadtrip, I hope you enjoyed the series. I started it trying to write a detective-type story set in Mexico with characters based on my daughter and me. I wrote it by the seat of my pants, and it veered… Continue reading Raven-related stories

Never Trust a Nobleman

Raven Series Part #16 | Jump to Raven # 1  I was surprised to see Pato the next afternoon when I pulled into the lot at Cenote Cardenas. He had parked next to the wooden stairway leading down to the water and was sitting on the open tailgate of his truck, Silver, smoking a cigarette.… Continue reading Never Trust a Nobleman

A Personal Matter

Raven Series Part #13 | Jump to Raven # 1  Don Pedro and I zip-tied the unconscious Bonetta to the angle iron supporting the compressor frame. The walls were double thick, but to be sure nobody could hear him, I fired up the compressor. It wouldn’t hurt to top off the high-pressure air reservoir. There’d… Continue reading A Personal Matter