STEPH VANDERMEULEN is a freelance copy editor for publishers and writers, and a creative writing coach. She writes the book blog Bella’s Bookshelves. Steph lives in Belleville, ON, and is working on a collection of stories.
A married couple buy a plot of land in the country and begin to make a life for themselves. A son - one who fails to live up to his father's hardened expectations - is born to them, putting their seemingly simple aspirations of happiness, prosperity, self-sufficiency, to the test. A pattern of events ensue that beg the question: what good are good intentions, when coupled with forceful, uncompromising will?