When You Grow Up, You Can Be Anything (Within Reason)
Connor Reynolds and his roommate, Mike, are set to graduate from Garfield State University in May. Though this end of an era presented some overwhelming sadness, Connor’s new era was sure to start off with a bang. It sure did. A week after commencement, a bloody and badly-injured Connor laid alone in the middle of an open field in rural Kentucky. More
Connor Reynolds arrived at Ohio’s Garfield State University in 2009 a broken-down 18-year old
man. His life torn apart by experiences in jail and the abandonment of his friends, Connor
found an unexpected new best friend in Mike, his roommate who seemed like his polar
opposite. Through adversity, the two learned just how much they had in common and became
very close as Connor overcame his emotional scars, though he still had a debt to pay to his
In 2013, play time is over.
Connor, Mike, and all of their friends are set to graduate from Garfield State in May. Ever the
meticulous planner, Connor worked out the next stage of his life well before leaving school: he
and Mike were on their way to getting jobs in Cleveland and they had even picked out their
new apartment. Though this end of an era presented some overwhelming sadness, Connor’s
new era was sure to start off with a bang.
It sure did. A week after commencement, a bloody and badly-injured Connor laid alone in the
middle of an open field in rural Kentucky.
Connor faces the loss of his job and the loss of his friends once again, but more importantly, the
loss of his sense of purpose. Life starts passing him by on that fateful day and after a year, he
fears he’ll never catch up. It takes a shoe store, tragedy, and a famous poet to inspire him to take a chance and finally make something of himself, but just when Connor starts meeting new
people and his life is coming back together, old nemeses from his past stand in the way and
threaten to ruin everything.
And that debt must still be paid.
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