“Surrender” is a mesmerizing religious fairy-tale about an unyielding spirit determined to achieve three important things: faith, family and love.
Surrender can mean many things to many people, even animals. In this fictional story, a religious fairy-tale satire about a big hairy Sasquatch named PoBo, we learn what it can mean on many different levels. On one level, PoBo is displaced from his family at an early age amid a war initiated by humans. But with an unyielding spirit to be reunited with his kin–and with music being his best motivator, at least at first–the hairy bachelor decides to set off on a dangerous quest to find them.
PoBo knows the journey will be fraught with danger because he knows he and his family are on the endangered list–a constant struggle to survive. But like an adage he once read in a book, “nothing ventured, nothing gained,” he is steadfast to not give up on his goal. Fortunately, and unexpectedly, he gets some assistance from two animals, one of whom is far bigger in his faith than his physical size. PoBo encounters many obstacles along the way, and his own faith is tested repeatedly as time runs out to fulfill his quest.
When you are completely broken and no longer in control, it’s time to surrender.
I am proud to admit that I’m a constant reader and writer because books don’t have redundant commercials. I was born on Independence Day, live in Ohio, and graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I am happily married to my best literary critic, Melannie. We have two sons, Michael and Alexander (“Alex”), both of whom continue to keep us active and young at heart.
I draw a lot of my inspiration from some of the creative things I overhear my kids say throughout the day.
I believe the act of writing is a conduit that allows us to travel back to our youth and revisit a time of being a free spirit on a playground with no responsibilities—other than maybe a little homework.
If we could only be forever young and not lose the imagination of a child.