WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENS? This is a collection of stories about ordinary people who are forced to shake hands with the worst-case scenarios of life. The first is contemporary fiction about 4 people who’ve penciled in somebody’s death on their calendars—and then an F5 tornado changes everybody’s plans. The second is a psychological thriller about what happened in a coal mine AFTER a deadly explosion—a secret that destroyed the lives of the survivors. FIVE DAYS IN MAY An inspirational, suspense-filled tale with just a touch of the paranormal. A twister’s coming… A big one, a mile wide and 8 miles tall hurls across the prairie toward the small town of Graham, Ok., one May Friday, on a collision course with the lives of 4 people—each of whom has already planned a personal rendezvous with death in some other form that day. In Jonas Cunningham’s mind, what he’s planning isn’t murder. The handful of little white pills that will free his precious Maggie from the fog of Alzheimer's is a gift, a final act of unconditional love. Jonas’s 16-year-old granddaughter, Joy, isn’t planning “murder” either. She's pregnant and there’s only one way out. Joy's father, Rev.
Mac MacIntosh has lost his wife and his faith and on Friday, he plans to abandon his ministry and commit professional suicide. Princess has an appointment with the Reaper on Friday, too. At 5 p.m, the state of Oklahoma will strap her into an electric chair called Sizzlin' Suzie and turn on the juice. But as the psychic death row inmate meets daily with the minister during the final 5 days of her life, everything begins to change. Princess knows—about Mac’s life and family.
And sees —the Big Ugly coming to eat up the world. And she is determined to carry to her grave an incredible secret about the little sister she confessed to beheading more than a decade ago. When the savage tornado rumbles into their small prairie town that Friday in May, all 4 of the people who had “death” plans actually do confront eternity. But none of them comes to the crossroads of life and death by the path they intended or leaves with the result they expected. BLACK SUNSHINE A story of mystery and suspense—with a paranormal element for those who love thrillers.
Will Gribbins and his best friend, Lloyd, were the only survivors… of the 1980 explosion that killed 27 Eastern Kentucky miners. But the two young men carried a secret about another tragedy that occurred deep in the guts of the mountains AFTER the explosion, and the secret drove Will into a whiskey bottle and left him a home, under-a-bridge drunk. Fiinally, Will comes home for the memorial service on the 20th anniversary of the disaster determined to face his past and those he loves.
But they’ve changed. Granny Sparrow’s grief has imprisoned her. JoJo bears the invisible stamp of a deadly family heritage. Jamey is … is what? How can Will explain the boy’s psychic ability? The magical statues he carves out of lumps of coal? And his “best friend,” Lloyd wants to kill him. Will doesn’t realize that his arrival has set in motion a chain of events that will endanger the lives of another crew of miners digging coal in a mile-deep hole under Black Mountain.