This story is dedicated to all young people who struggle or have struggled to fit in. It always gets better.

"La fe se refiere a cosas que no se ven, y la esperanza,
a cosas que no están al alcance de la mano."

                                  ―Santo Tomás de Aquino


"El verdadero misterio del mundo es lo visible, no lo invisible."
―Oscar Wilde


"I myself have suffered from hearing voices at night when I’m trying to sleep."
―Elizabeth George



Publisher’s Note: This story is a work of fiction. The names, characters, situations, places, and other elements of the story are creations of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, alive or dead, events, or locales is unintended and coincidental.



Copyright © 2018 web-version by Bill VanPatten



All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Input
and More, LLC, Chowchilla, CA, and Sabio Books LLC, Springville, UT. Any reproduction and/or distribution of this work without permission of the publisher is subject to the copyright laws of the United States.



Cover design by Adam Gammons