As his college career ends, an old acquaintance reenters his life as a lover and yanks him back into reality. But reality is nothing like drugs or booze. It’s nothing like the movies, either. There’s no Morgan Freeman narration.
Tyler finds himself out on drunken midnight vigilante missions to make the world right by him—Hollywood endings. But his friends make him realize he must face the fluctuating state of reality or he will self-destruct, destroying everyone around him.
D. W. Anderson’s first release, Mind the Gap (2016), is a book-length collection of humor essays and stories. His writing can be found in publications such as A & U Magazine, Cream City Review, Poetry Quarterly and other periodicals. He teaches creative writing and English courses in Wisconsin. Equally important, he found his cat, Toki, in a plastic bag near a Redbox. They now live together in sitcom fashion.
One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
Gage Carson was excited to share an apartment off campus with his cousin. He didn't mind that Tyler was bringing the mysterious friend he'd heard about since they were kids . . . until the most beautiful girl he's ever seen jumps out of his cousin's Jeep. There's something about Cassi that makes Gage want to give her everything. Too bad Tyler has warned him that she's strictly off-limits.
Despite everything keeping them apart, Cassi and Gage dance dangerously close to the touch they've both been craving. But when disaster sends her running into Tyler's arms, Cassi will have to decide whether to face the demons of herpast . . . or to burn her chance at a future with Gage.