Chapter One: It Burns Within Us All
1. A Great Fire
3. Broken Stars
Chapter Two: Liars, Cheaters And Thieves
4. American Dream
5. Their Lips Sink Ships
6. I Knew I Couldn't Trust You
7. Born Dead
Chapter Three: Fight Fire With Fire
8. A Shipwreck In The Sand
9. I Am The Arsonist
10. You're All I Have
Chapter Four: Death And Taxes
11. We Are Not The World
12. A Hero Loses Everyday
13. The Tide Raises Every Ship
14. The End
IN STORES MARCH 31, 2009 . . .
Betrayal. Arson. Infidelity. True Love.
This is the story of A Shipwreck in the Sand.
Once upon a time, before the lakes and rivers were polluted, before the animals were poached to extinction, and before man had destroyed the earth's atmosphere, there was a great ship. This vessel was to venture into new waters to find new resources, and create a contemporary world, to make life easier and more enjoyable. It was a simple mission for the crew who were excited to be a part of this union. They pledged their allegiance to the captain, and vowed to be there no matter what, in sickness, health, and possible death.
As time passed by, there was no new land to be found. As the days grew shorter, and the nights grew longer and colder, the crew became more and more skeptical about the captain's vision. Originally passionate and committed, true and faithful, they now began to revolt.
As the mutiny started, and the captain was overthrown and chained. He asked them why they had so quickly and so drastically changed their course of action. They replied that there were no riches and no wealth to be found on this journey and that they would not die for this. The captain retorted that he promised no treasure, no riches, and questioned their motives. This union was not about love. This union was not about the cause. This union was for the wrong reasons...
...A man, a woman, and their child sleep in their home. The man awakes to the smell of smoke. He saves his family from a fire. As they struggle with the flawed insurance systems in place, and move to a hotel, everything starts to unravel. The promise of the American dream is gone. A hope for a life of luxury, money and wealth has dissolved. Adultery, addiction and enmity take its place. Passion once felt is no longer. Hatred grows. A union of trust once pledged is now questioned. This union was not about love. This union was not about the cause. This union was for the wrong reasons...