Jay Carlton has everything in life going for him; he's handsome, sixteen with his own car, the star running back for his high school football team, and a beautiful cheerleader to call his own. His life may seem perfect to everyone around him but is it really? He has spent his entire childhood cringing at the sounds of his mother being verbally and physically abused by his father. Will he be next?
The hand of fate affects all of us whether we're well off in life or struggling. Barry O'Connell learns quickly that even though everything he's always wanted in life is handed to him when his parents are suddenly killed, he still must experience the pitfalls of life that we all must face.
Ryan Tatum served his country for three years in the Marine Corps and upon returning attempted to pick up his life where he left off. Finding the economy weak, his expenses large, and his will to work ignored, he took to the streets joining the ranks of the many homeless people in the same position in life. This story tells his struggles, his victories, and the pitfalls of life.