Short stories by Ron Carlson.

Ron Carlson is an American novelist and writer of short stories. Carlson was born in Logan, Utah, but grew up in Salt Lake City. He earned a masters degree in English from the University of Utah. He then taught at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut where he started his first novel. He became a professor of English at Arizona State University in 1985, teaching creative writing to undergraduates and graduates, and ultimately becoming director of its Creative Writing Program. Carlson currently teaches at the University of California, Irvine.

Listing 2 stories.

Amidst an outbreak of child abductions across the country, two new parents with toddler twins grapple with growing paranoia and keeping their young boys safe, which begins to put a strain on their evolving marriage.

As the only member of his family who is not a genius, a teenage boy lives his normal life of fishing trips and work while realizing that he is content despite his different life.