“As Rick removed his bandana, I got a clearer view of the man with half a face. It was not a face scarred from surgical intervention. It was not a face marred with cancerous sores or a few necrotic pits. Half of Rick’s face was gone …”
(—from Chapter 22).
“I glanced up at a tree standing next to the van. I had a fleeting thought that the tree could pose a potential danger. Within a few minutes of the thought, the tree fell through the roof of the van, right in front of where I was sitting. The entire back of the van was smooshed …”
(—from Chapter 13).
“Shellan, this is Lou from Bleep Loan and Trust. Gib has not made a payment in over four months and if we don’t collect soon, we will repo the truck. Just letting you know there’s a good possibility we will come to you for the balance owed …”
(—from Chapter 6).
“I interrupted the lad at some point … to tell him that if he thinks he is damned by God, he obviously does not know the truth of God. I tried to share about God’s unconditional love; how God does not leave or forsake us but we are the ones who turn away. The young man did not appear to hear my words as he continued to ramble about his plight. Somewhere in all his anxiety, he stated that he had prayed for God to send him an angel—from how he was going to hell … how successful he used to be with big money, houses, and nice cars but now only a bicycle could he call his own … how he was going to hell … how he was going to hell … he was going to hell …”
(—from Chapter 20).