Vision Quest by Janice Daugharty
Approx. 3,600 words.
Published on July 6, 2010.
Adam's notions on hard work, sacrifice, crime and punishment are tested when he meets one of the juvenile delinquents from a govenment-funded rehab program crossing country with a wagon train. Vision Quest was created to keep young criminals from getting into further trouble. To Adam, at first, the program seems geared more toward reward than punishment.