Jake Wilhelm: Can't Find My Way Home
CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME
"Can't Find My Way Home" is a collection of short stories devoted to how far a person will go when their lives didn't go the way they wanted them to.
Our title story features Kris and Ray. They should have been rock gods. Their meteoric rise in the electric blues band 'Adam's Rockets' exploded in the stratosphere when bandleader Adam ruined their key performance. After decades of obscurity for everyone, Adam needs help.
Will he get it?
"To Balance the World" gives us Charlie. There are a lot of nice people in the world – Charlie isn't one of them. He's served 26 years for killing his wife's lover. Now he's out, and along with staying by his side, his wife wants to act like nothing happened. Not so with Charlie. He has it in his mind that he should and will kill his wife. Will they make it home?
Unlike Charlie, the husband in "Our Separate Ways" loves his wife. He loves her with a passion - although it's been 17 years since she was kidnapped, never to be seen again.
Wait a minute.
He's just seen her.
Our collection concludes with "Behoove". Richie has just come into some money thanks to some ancient dirty pictures featuring the state's Governor in much younger days. Her lawyer wants the pictures and he's willing to pay big bucks for 'em. Too bad Richie has neighbors...