The Trading Post


My short story for November is “The Trading Post” (Copyright©Arliss Ryan, 2012) written in the 1980s and previously unpublished.  Even as a fantasy tale, the plot wouldn’t work today.  Paula would simply pull out her smartphone, locate her position on GPS, ring AAA for assistance and her boss to say she would be delayed.  But then she wouldn’t have had the pleasure of meeting Red Cloud.  You can meet him for free at