Published by Permuted Press at Smashwords.
Copyright 2010 Tony Monchinski
“When you side with a man, you stay with him. And if you can’t do that, you’re like some animal, you’re finished.”
—William Holden, The Wild Bunch
“Some of us…are more broken than others.”
—Michael Caine, Around the Bend
The dawn came but it did so unbeknown to an earth below—a morose land canopied by thick, unforgiving storm clouds layered one upon the other, unremitting, impenetrable. The morning mist rose from the ground to the sky above in a seamless veil of wispy bleakness, cloaking the road to town in a fold of hazy desolation.