Bring Out The Thunder. (Original writing)
Bring Out The Thunder is a novel in stories and vignettes. This thesis represents the first two sections (thirty-five chapters) of a three part novel (fifty chapters). Set in rural New York State, in an unusual town called Webb Mills, the novel examines this town and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Webb Mills is a cradle of violence, poverty and recklessness where the everyday mayhem of the townsfolk would be laughable if it weren't often so dangerous. Yet, Webb Mills is also a community of close-knit fraternal ties, of social interdependence: a village so small that the tragedies of one become the heartbreaks of all, the achievements of one, the mild successes of all. The stories are told through the eyes of a young boy who tries to make sense out of a world of nonsense, who tries to construct his own makeshift system of moral and social order through seemingly random experiences of trial and error.