Life can Change in an Instant!
Take the ride as Sorrowed Souls explores daily life in an average world when that cocoon explodes.
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The eyes are said to be the window to the soul. Have you ever looked at someone whose eyes have no light? Follow the journey out of the darkness. In the space of a moment, Bryan Tines thought he had lost everything that was important to him. Waking up in a strange place with no recollection of where he came from, or who he was; lost, hungry and dirty, his life would have been over if not for the kindness of the invisible layer of society. Gus Hill was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and alcohol coursing through his veins. Living on the outside looking in, Gus goes down a path of self-destruction and finds that the harsh words of a true friend enable him to help himself and others who feel their lives have no meaning. Through this path, Gus finds what is really important. Amy Pickens was born into a working class family-a planned and difficult birth-her mother never let her forget how much of a burden Amy's life was to her. She became the unwanted child. Struggling with confidence issues, she accidentally finds happiness, which in one fleeting moment, appears to go awry. Brenda Youngerman writes a tale of stunning clarity and insight into the lives of average people. Beautifully written, her novel explores the human condition, the ways in which our past torture and free us, and the risks we're willing to take to realize the illusive dream of happiness.
The sun set on another day as Bryan Tines worked tirelessly in his austere high-rise. He’d been there since before
the sun came up, working the phones. That was his forte; he was a master on the phones. He could persuade a bank
to extend a loan, a contractor to get the job done a week ahead of schedule, a designer to give that extra touch
needed to make the building a step above, and keep his vendors at bay.
Bryan was the lord of his domain. Six months shy of forty, three quarters of an inch beneath six feet, two pounds less
than two hundred, with a full head of hair, and dazzling blue eyes that pierced right to your soul, he always had a five
o’clock shadow. His nearly perfect smile disarmed even his worst enemy, the only flaw a slight chip in his upper left
lateral tooth that could only be seen up close. He ran a successful real estate development firm in Southern
California, with twenty-five employees counting on him for their daily bread. He’d built the kingdom through hard work
and long hours, stomping out the competition, making enemies along the way.
Amber, Bryan’s wife of twelve years, waited patiently for Bryan to stop working so hard, so long, and so ferociously.
He barely slowed down for the birth of their two children, Skye and Taylor, now nine and six. Although Bryan claimed,
“They are the center of my universe!” his world never slowed enough for that to be true. When he finally left his
office, that crisp February night, he had a nagging feeling he had left something undone, but he couldn’t quite put his
finger on it.