Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 7

Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 7

CHAPTER SEVEN Friday, January 5 The next morning, Coal stumbled down the stairs, hardly able to focus his eyes. He had stayed up with the kids as long as Connie would allow them to stay up, then put Sissy to bed with the same ritual as the night before, which took a...
Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 8

Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 8

CHAPTER EIGHT   The drive over Lost Trail Pass was treacherous. Even with the temperature at around five degrees Fahrenheit, it was trying to snow, and up on the pass it was succeeding. In spite of the slick roads, the surrounding blue forest looked hushed,...
Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 9

Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 9

CHAPTER NINE Coal pulled the GMC into the driveway half an hour after dark. The sun had been down shortly after they passed the village of North Fork, and after that, down in the depths of the canyon, the world had grown dark fast. Virgil was asleep beside him, the...