David H. Safford

Author & Story Coach


underground railroad

“The Warmth of Blankets” – Winner of Honorable Mention!

After many nights hiding in the hot, lonely swamps of the Deep South, Celestine and her daughter decide to risk staying at an unproven Underground Railroad Station. “The Warmth of Blankets” is the story of their terrifying and heroic trip into the home of a white farmer that may, or may not, be worthy of their trust.¬†

Read “The Warmth of Blankets,” winner of Honorable Mention in the 2017 Spring Fiction Contest (hosted by The Write Practice and Short Fiction Break), here! Continue reading ““The Warmth of Blankets” – Winner of Honorable Mention!”


Give Him the Gospel

Soul Mountain

“Give Him the Gospel”

Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Jacob Ottie’s ravenous¬†thirst for moonshine will drive him to deal with the last and most unlikely distiller imaginable.¬†

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