Riley H. Welcker

Riley has many stories, essays, and poems bulging from his briefcase. His work has appeared in numerous other publications including eLectio Publishing, the Mindful Word, Mandala Journal, Syndic Literary Journal, Menacing Hedge, the Montreal Review, and Passages North. Google him. Read. Enjoy.

Stories by Riley H. Welcker

The Road to Cortez

Illustrated by Delilah Buckle

Yale’s jaw flexed as he clung to a dank root with the pit of his arm, trying to elevate his body. He whimpered, hating the peaceful aroma of moss, dirt, and bark. He staggered his breath, but it only made matters worse. Hyperventilation inevitably followed. The perfume nearly drowned him. It felt like being smothered …