Bending The Path
Status: In Progress
Genre: Young Adult
Theme: Coming of age, self reliance
A teen boy witnesses the murder of his girlfriend and barely escapes her murderer. He knows the murderer; he is the town deputy and his mother’s boyfriend.
He runs away to a mountain range where his late father used to take him camping, part of the “100 Mile Wilderness” in Maine, the most rugged and isolated stretch of the famed Appalachian Trail. He must learn to live in the wild, alone.
The murderer is tracking him, but he has decided to make his own fate. Sometimes the road you are on in life ends in disaster; sometimes, you have to bend the path.