On a busy street corner in the searing heat of a Sacramento July afternoon, homeless veteran Gene Garron makes a seemingly simple promise in exchange for a donation beyond his wildest dreams.
But a large sum of money attracts a great deal of attention.
The wrong kind of attention.
Attention that can make even the simplest promise hard to keep.
A short story from Dale Hartley Emery.
|Publisher:||Driscoll Brook Press|
|File size:||132 KB|
About the Author
Dale Hartley Emery writes fiction in a variety of genres, including fantasy, crime fiction, and mainstream fiction. His stories include Inventory, Marmalade, and The Donation.
Dale has worked as a failed shoemaker, reluctant dairy farmer, and ruthless ice cream man. For several years he monitored the nuclear test ban treaty, making sure those pesky commies didn't blow up the planet. (They didn't.)
When he isn't writing, Dale advises software teams and leaders about how to play nice together. Colleagues in Dale's industry once created a special award for him for being reasonable.
Dale lives in California with his wife.