Full of holes is a short story examining the life of a mother caring for a chronically ill child. A child who is full of holes--holes that can potentially save his life, but also make caring for him difficult. Not only does Laura Shuman worry for her son, she also faces a disintegrating marriage and foundering friendships. What will it take to restore her hope-to discover the woman she once was?
Born with a dying heart, Maddy lives life on a fateful track toward an inevitable need. Her family would rather not admit that to survive, Maddy will require the deliverance of her dark gift. Henry Crimson is a passionate and motherless boy, one hurt by words, but determined to persevere and be remembered. He is the one person who can deliver the dark gift Maddy needs.
Bill Conners is suffering from the new American dream. His job has been shipped overseas and he finds himself overqualified for the menial, minimum-wage jobs that are available. Davis Jefferson is part of the one-percent. Rich, successful and the man who put Bill out of job.
When both men fall gravely ill, Davis makes Bill an unbelievable proposition and Bill has a difficult decision.
The impact of being born six weeks prematurely with an inherited connective tissue disorder wasn't completely understood until later in life. As a child, Don was always aware of having a tender skin which would cut and become traumatized very easily. With proper precautions in life style and his guarded approach to physical activities, he could lead a fairly normal life.