Turquoise Trail

Shane Harrison lives in rural New Mexico, but he’s distracted from the magical beauty of his surroundings by worries about his excess body hair and overactive sweat glands, traits shared by his dad and his little brother.

Worse, today his dad fell off the wagon again and Shane fears he and his little brother may have inherited the alcoholism gene along with the other traits. Shane wants to make things right for his family but what can a fifteen-year-old do?

The surprising answer hides in the otherworldly landscape along Santa Fe County’s Turquoise Trail.

“Turquoise Trail: A Short Story,” introduces Shane, a “wonderfully-drawn” character (Tangent online review). Read it and spend time with a kid who has a big problem and a bigger heart.