Novels aren’t the only place where written treasures are hidden in the narrative. Some are revealed in the chapters of a novella or the paragraphs of a short story. My walking buddies and I decided to make a range of written material available to other hikers who frequent the Buffalo Creek Preserve and Trail in Cabarrus County North Carolina. The hiking trail is a segment of the Carolina Tread Trail.
We dedicated a Little Free Library at the trail head and committed to supplying a short story each month to a local paper, the Senior Savvy. The stories appear in a column - Trail Tales. A flip version of the paper is available online. PDF versions of the stories can be acquired by way of this blog. Simply submit the form to receive a free copy of the story featured this month. The story this month is titled "A Portrait of My Dad." The author is James Polk, a life long resident of Cabarrus County, NC.