Photo courtesy Alan Day of Heber, Utah
A Christmas season tale of redemption and filling inner emptiness with what matters most is offered when two strangers find the meaning of life over quiet weeks of giving. They learn that the unexpected can happen if you are willing to slow down and look for it. This short excerpt is from the narrator voice found in the manuscript in progress:
“Love, Wyoming, Population 50, exists only in the heart of every person who calls it home, or who stays for a week or two. But there’s the rub–the one thing that most won’t do. That is, most folks won’t ever visit Love; not on purpose anyway.
“It is a place without cell phones, cable TV, and internet, yet holds the magic everyone longs for. It is that intimate connection where face to face is all that’s needed to make a person feel important and needed.
“I didn’t get this wisdom from my Cheyenne ancestors, but from plain old observation. Now this truth be told — you are all welcome to Love. Will you actually make your way here?”
Uncle Dan Echohawk, from In a Wonderland Called Love, a Christmas story now in progress.
James Michael Pratt is the author of 10 titles including THE LOST VALENTINE, also produced as a Hallmark Hall of Fame and CBS Movie of the Week Jan. 2011.
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