Today’s story is “The Canoe Race” by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd. Mary is a prolific science-fiction and furry writer, with more than 170 short stories and a half dozen novels published. Her husband, Daniel, is a computer-science professor, song-writer, and dabbler in the realms of fiction. Recently, they've been collaborating to write a science-fiction musical, with music by Daniel and lyrics by Mary. You can listen to their songs on Soundcloud.
"The Canoe Race" won the Coyotl Award for Best General Short Story in 2011. You can read more Coyotl Award-winning stories in The Coyotl Awards Anthology, available from FurPlanet. You can read more of Mary's stories on Deep Sky Anchor, where you can also find bite-sized audio recordings of her flash fiction.
Read for you by Khaki, your faithful fireside companion.