Jay Nichols is an author/musician residing in San Antonio, Texas. Born in the late Seventies, he grew up with the indefatigable hope that the 21st century would see him zipping through the skies in his very own hovercar and popping meals in pill form. Alas, the future has let him down greatly. Sleep sometimes eludes him.
On the precipice between salvation and ruin, an unnamed man sits alone in a parked car, waiting for something to happen. Reminiscing about the good old days will only take him so far. It's up to him - and only him - to choose his fate.
Emily receives a bouquet of violets for her sixteenth birthday. She thinks they remain in a vase on her nightstand, but they keep popping up in the most unusual places.
In a perfect world, this mysterious phenomenon would elicit a bewildered smile from Emily,
but Emily doesn't doesn't smile much anymore. Then again, Emily's world is far from perfect.
After seventeen-year-old Russell Whitford confronts and kills a rabid dog, he seeks to prevent the news from reaching the dog's owner, whose hair-trigger temper is well-known in the small town of Riley, Alabama