©2018 by T.M. Clark

The Avoidable Orphan

December, 2015

Recently widowed Rodger de Longe feels lost. He fears that he’s losing his bond with his daughters, Peta and Courtney. He’s a man of the bush, and coping with ‘girlie feelings’ was always Helene’s department, not his. 



When an orphaned baby elephant is found, Rodger sees an opportunity that might help him reconnect with his children. But saving the elephant will go against the normal conservation methods he’s familiar with and it will require a new approach in an attempt to save the baby and reintroduce it in to a wild herd.

Classification: Contemporary General fiction - Novella

A Child of Africa story

A personal insight:


This story was part of an anthology put together by Robyn Grady, and featured Robyn Grady, Sara Hantz, Mel Teshco, Tabitha Robbins and me. I agreed to write this novella because we were all friends, and it was a chance in a million to be with them in a book.. we are all so different in our genres... and what fun I had writing this novella. 


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Was so excited to see this review on Good reads: 


“Five stars for five wonderful stories!" 

Cathy, Goodreads.