"Guardian of the Sea"
Short story featured in Undercurrents: An Anthology of What Lies Beneath
edited by Lisa Mangum
"Guardian of the Sea" is about a bet between 16-year-old Michael Diaz and his father Andrés. Michael must spend a day on his father's deep sea fishing boat, and if he likes it, Michael promises he will help his father on the boat and put away his dreams of becoming a video game designer. But when they find a baby sea dragon, father and son must quickly use their respective skills to figure out how to save the boat... and their lives.