Trail Magic

[fusion_builder_container background_color=”#f0f0ed” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”110px” padding_bottom=”10px” padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”30px” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]I don’t know about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, but I do know that Trail Angels exist. I’ve seen them. These wonderful creatures, masquerading as day-hikers, locals, or AT veterans appear on the trail when we’re most famished, thirsty and ready to quit to share those things we need most when we need it most. Remember the time you were wandering around in the desert for weeks without food or water and you stumbled upon a shaded pool filled with Mountain Dew and Snickers? Its like that except better because these Trail Angels usually offer to take away your trash too.

 

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Thru-hikers call this Trail Magic, and it’s one of the many traditions along the Appalachian Trail that makes it such a rejuvenating experience.

I’ve given a lot of thought to ways that I can give back while hiking and I just can’t carry enough Mountain Dew and Snickers for everybody. Instead, I’ve dedicated this page to sharing some of my fiction. The following short stories, flash fiction, and novella may not provide as many calories as the “good stuff,” but I hope you find these as filling as I have.

Of course, I believe that everything I write is amazing. However, I plan to give Charles Dickens a run for his money – so any comments you can offer for improvement will go a long way towards making the literary world a better place for everybody.

 

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