The Ramblings of a Condemned Man
Kevin Byrne shares unique insight into the world of a man condemned by both his body and mind. In these stories, on loan from his personal collection, chaos becomes a burden that is no longer his--weighted instead onto the characters he has created. Included in this book are ...
I. Five short stories: 1) Chaos: A reflection, confession; 2) Essence: A perspective on the divine; 3) I'll Never Breathe Again: A contemplation of past fears; 4) Jimmy the Kid: A dark tale of rage; and 5) His Story, His Way: A dark tale of rage
II. In Abeyance, a novella: Christopher Baxter is a man recognized for his accomplishments: West Point graduate, medical doctor, combat veteran. Chris is also a man who struggles with the familiarity of circumstances he has carried his entire life. Nothing else changes; no mystical stories or tales of fantasy. What would you do if humanity stopped dying? As the world struggles to come to grips with dormancy, is one man--Chris Baxter--just another unwilling participant, the curse, or their salvation?
III. The Completely Inconsequential Ramblings of a Condemned Man: Inspired by a blog series first published in 2017, the never-ending struggle with multiple sclerosis is described through the symptoms they inflict on Kevin and his family, friends, and supporters in this ultimate fight.
Published by the NEVER STOP NEVER QUIT charitable foundation, 100% of the revenue earned from each sale will go directly to the fight against multiple sclerosis. Never Stop... Never Quit...®
About Kevin Byrne (Portland, Oregon Author)
Kevin was born and raised in New York City. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1999, while serving overseas in command of a US Army Air Cavalry Troop. He is now medically retired and lives in Portland, Oregon with his daughter, Eleanor.
Kevin devotes much of his time and energy towards overcoming the challenges of his own MS, so he can fight for others. He began writing and blogging in 2010, for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National MS Society, and then NEVER STOP NEVER QUIT, a charitable foundation he co-formed to further expand his fundraising and advocacy in the fight against MS. Several of his stories are now under preparation for publication, spanning a wide variety of genres.
"...fantastic stories, where I'm limited only by my imagination, not by the confines of this stupid disease." NMSS Leadership Conference Denver, CO November 2016