Are your deeds of the past ever truly forgiven or are they just blindly ignored?
The last few years have been blissful for Jesse Hardner. Still employed by Romans’ Dairy, he has taken on more responsibility, deciding his place in life may not include a scholastic degree. Working outside in the semi rural area of the foothills near Golden, Colorado seemed to fit his current penchant better.
His thriving relationship with Raven has prospered and Jericho has helped fill an empty hole in his heart, assisting him in pursuing his love for fishing.
A lost soul running from life with no stopping in site is brought into their lives.
Trying to escape from himself, this lost soul ends up landing in a personal utopia. All indicators pointed towards a found soul that had accepted the love and friendship that was being cultivated around him.
This time Jesse is not thrust into the troubles of neighbors or customers calling upon him, it builds and accumulates in his own backyard.
Targeted Age Group:: 12+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This story is a little more personal, this one starts out with a story a friend and I went through. He was a kindred spirit with a very large heart that had some hardships in life which nearly ripped his heart in two.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Obviously, I used the main characters from the previous two books of the series, some of the newbies that were introduced were based on friends, but don't forget, it is fiction.
The faint hint of freshly brewed coffee had awoken Darren behind the dumpster. That wonderful aroma was demolished by the soft glow of a cigarette. This town had no respect for people sleeping in the alley. Darren stood up, gathering his few items and scaring the smoker into thinking there was an active varmint in the dumpster. He stepped out from behind it, seeing a look of shock from the smoker, raising his hand and smacking the cigarette out of his mouth, "Haven't you heard those things are bad for all of us!"
It was hard to make your way to another town without provisions. Staying here these last few days allowed him to visit the soup kitchen twice a day to fill his belly along with getting to know some of his colleagues. This enabled him access to bottles of booze, amongst other luxuries, as well as letting the snow storm pass. Now it was just frigid.
Darren muttered to himself, “I need some cash then I can head south.”
Walking up and down the main streets of Helena he was looking for an easy way to get a little cash. He tried asking for donations from the few passersby that braved the weather but they were all too greedy. On Prospect Avenue was the Opportunity Bank of Montana. Darren thought the name was fitting and there was also a small liquor store a couple blocks further, next to a Bull’s Eye Casino. There he sat on a bench, where he could watch the exits of the two businesses, looking for an opportunity. Interstate 15 was a mere six blocks east; he could see and hear the speeding traffic.
The guy in the liquor store was armed with a semi-automatic pistol attached to his hip. Darren observed this when he had helped some people out to the car with their purchase. That seemed like a dangerous situation to step into. On the other hand, he had used the restroom in the casino twice and could not find any security except for cameras. The problem with the casino was that most of the money was behind cages in a safe, but he did not need that much.
He approached, stepped inside, and stood near a wall until his sight adjusted for the dimmer light. Directly in front of him was a roulette table with some bills placed on it as all the gamblers watched the ball spin around the wheel. The house chips were not going to do him any good where he was going. There was a craps table on his left that had quite a few bills on it as well.
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