“He clutched a silver and white book under his jacket as he pulled Anda and Mica into the dark woods. Mica screamed and tried to go back, running for the back porch where their mother stood with a hammer in hand. But Ben pulled her away into the forest.

Dear Readers,

This is chapter art for Chapter 6: The Meaning of Hammer and Nails. This image, a mother clutching a hammer and watching her children flee, captured my imagination, sparked large parts of this story, and inspired characters. I hope you enjoy this local artist’s interpretation of that moment as much as I do. 

Thanks for reading!