In the Shadows of the Trees by Tim Tracer
Approx. 8,050 words.
Published on December 14, 2010 by
Flying Raven Press.
This wasn't a time for visitors, not when Nick's wife has been dead a week and his son has an inoperable brain tumor. How can one family suffer such agony? Then a strange man shows up claiming Nick's wife wasn't who she claimed - and that there might be a magical place in the shadows of the trees that can save his son. A unique and haunting tale of wood sprites in the California Redwoods.