The Middle Fork

Excerpt, Pp. 74-75
The confusion on the water gave way to chaos, and as I floated in the calm water above the rapid, the action seemed to slow while my field of vision widened. I could see the three boats bobbing in and out of sight while the current surged alongside them, and I could feel the panic as Simon collapsed into the crevice, dropped his paddle while his boat was thrust into the swirling do-not-go-into eddy, and he turned a full cir¬cle, and then a half circle, and Derek was able to grab the pad¬dle, and he fought the current and got close enough to shovel the paddle to Simon, who did another half turn and floated by Derek while the current took him straight for the white water plume, and when he hit it he was backward, and the thrust doubled the boat over and Simon was thrown into the fizzling liquid and disappeared.

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Rick Glaze

About The Author

An avid kayaker, Rick Glaze was inspired to write The Middle Fork after many rafting trips down the Salmon, Colorado, North Umpqua, and Rogue Rivers. He is founder and president of Glaze Capital Management, Inc., a graduate of George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, and he attended Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program. In addition to being a board member of the Northern California Lincoln Club, a lobby and policy group, Glaze is also a financial columnist for the Los Altos Town Crier and the Nob Hill Gazette. He lives in Northern California.

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Synergy Books, $14.95, May 2009, ISBN#: 9780982160107

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