By Pat Schmatz
Unusual issues are taking place in Rith's residence at evening. First a spiral staircase replaces the usual stairs. the hot stairs result in a lounge that won't his, a cat that won't his both, and a weird and wonderful outdated guy whose phrases are only gibberish. Or are they? Rith's by no means been into faith. yet he realizes these phrases have a non secular source?and an uncanny ring of fact. Is he simply dreaming? Is the previous guy God? As Rith attempts to circle toward the reality, the road among fact and unreality blurs?
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Rith looked up and drew the sharp cold air into his chest. “Orithian Haley,” he said to the ever-deep blue of the sky. ” 57 chapternine chapterninechapterninechapterninechapterni Toby was just getting out of the brown Volvo when they drove into the church parking lot the next morning. “Hey! ”called Rith, bouncing out of the SUV while Mom and Walt detached the babies from their car seats. ” “Barely. ” Toby asked as they walked up the stairs. “Yup, last time. ” The door opened behind them as Mom and Walt and the kids came in.