My dream is to be a screenplay writer. When my characters come alive, so do I. Writing is like air to me; take that away, and I’ll suffocate. My dad’s dream is for me to play professional baseball. I hate baseball, but I’m really good at it. And if I play the game right, I can use it to get a full-ride scholarship to my dream film school. That’s the plan, anyway. As long as I don’t mess up.
But the other thing I’m really good at? Messing up. Don’t believe me? The girl who likes me is an atheist. I have to out drink my teammates at parties, so they know to take me seriously. I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to pain pills. I made an absolute fool of myself during the most important game of the year.
Obviously God hates me. Why else would he stick me with an overbearing father who’s only happy if I’m the best of the best - on field and off? Why else would he take away my one chance to live my dream?
Hi, my name’s Danny Morton. Welcome to my messed-up life and the start of how God saved me.