Byron and Mortimer
by Stephen Intlekofer
Byron is a slightly rotund, bespectacled boy with a complex and often problematic imagination. Mortimer is his lazy, conniving black cat and semi-trusted sidekick. Over the last fleeting days of summer on his family farm, Byron undertakes a journey to discover essential truths about the universe and his own mind, guided by a malevolent fox, a combative spirit dog, and a wise two-headed heron.