In the spring of 1973, Dan Hodges is on the verge of starting the life he's always wanted.
He is dating the girl of his dreams.
He is about to graduate from high school.
Best of all, he is headed to college as a baseball star.
Then, in one ill-fated moment, his world is crushed, and Dan is plunged into nothingness for nine long months.
When he finally emerges from his personal oblivion, nothing is the same. Devastated by what he has lost but bolstered by all that he still has, Dan is determined to rebuild his life, and that's what he sets out to do.
Just when it seems he is about to reclaim his lease on a promising future, darkness begins to eat around the fringes of his vitality once more.
Can Dan latch on to all he holds dear and make it through the shadows to emerge, once again ... Alive on Opening Day?
Adam Hughes is a chemist and mathematician by training, an IT professional bytrade, and an author at heart. He lives on a small farm in central Indiana and frequently works Hoosier climes into his stories.
His stories range from sports to horror to sappy family fare, though most tend toward darker themes at least some of the time.
When he’s not writing or working his day job, Adam is usually trying to keep up with his teenage son, thinking or blogging about baseball cards, or hanging out at the library with his wife.
He appreciates feedback or ideas about his writing and would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.