Shooting for the Moon

Shooting for the Moon

Shooting for the Moon

Short Story by D.H. Hendrickson



Mary Smith spends every last second on her pre-med studies, determined to one day become a cardiac surgeon. Justin Blake dreams of playing in the NHL. Their paths cross and ever so briefly they fall in love. 

But pro hockey beckons and Justin must leave to chase his dream while Mary stays behind to pursue her own. Five years later, they search for each other, hoping they can win back their lost love. 

One night at the Beanpot will decide.

“David H. Hendrickson is one of my favorite writers.”
— USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch


David H. Hendrickson’s first novel, Cracking the Ice, was praised by Booklist as “a gripping account of a courageous young man rising above evil.” He has since published four additional novels, most recently No Defense, a romance, and Offside, a Young Adult novel set in the same turbulent sixties as Cracking the Ice. High schools have adopted Offside for summer reading by their students. 

His fiction has appeared on multiple Kindle bestseller lists in several genres. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines as prestigious as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Fiction River.

He has published over fifteen hundred works of nonfiction, and has been honored with the Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award and the Scarlet Quill Award for his college hockey writing. During the season, half a million readers visit where his work appears.