Below are some of my published stories. You can read the first four on this site. Contact Trina for more information.
David was a professional bicyclist until an accident changed his life. Now, paralyzed and sinking into despair, he must learn to live on two wheels. Again.
The mulberry tree
Have you ever had a terrible day at work–one so bad that you wanted to walk away and never return? What makes that day different from any other? For a young math teacher who has difficulty dealing with unmanageable students, it is the pervasive influence of her own volatile childhood.
Payback is a bitch
When a personal tragedy costs Detective Rosa Wolfe everything–her marriage, her career, and her badge–she returns to the streets she once patrolled, finding satisfaction in high-payoff vengeance for hire.
The good old summer time
In a rural North Carolina town, an elderly woman’s passing and her enduring spirit provide the catalyst for an unusual friendship.
To live again
Not a typical ghost story. Tired of living in fear, Allison adopts Vanquisher, a scrappy pit bull terrier mix facing euthanasia. “To live again” is my first and favorite story. I’ve learned a lot about storytelling since I wrote it.
Walk with pediatric hematologist Dr. Angel Carter as she fights her own battle with a childhood blood disorder. “Remission” grew from my own experiences with spherocytosis.
Take a satirical and humorous (I hope) journey into one day in a North Carolina teacher’s life.
Nothing but trouble
For a young mother with three children and a dog named Trouble, daily life is a struggle–until it takes an unexpected twist.