I am re-posting this to a new page so I could remove Volume one before publishing
Bill opened the door and went inside. His mother Nancy was in the kitchen fixing something. She quickly looked to Bill then back to what she was doing. He couldn’t tell if that was just a look of acknowledgment or something else. She disappeared into the living room then back into the kitchen. There she said to Bill, “your brother is here.” She shook her head then looked back to the living room. She said, “somebody attacked your brother. He said there was two or three of them. They took his wallet.” A tear went down her cheek. She said, “they broke his arm then three of his fingers.” Bill let that lie roll around in his head. He didn’t know what to expect from Darren. He suspected he would come up with some story where he attacked him with a bat or something. Bill turned toward the living room. He could see the top of Darren’s head. He was in their father’s recliner. A big no, no.