Shade of the Morning Sun is …

A series of short stories that …

Combine to one life-long road-novel about …

Carrie Sawyer – recovering addict, searching artist, restless traveler, mum-in-training.

Each story is intended to be self-contained – so you can start anywhere.

A main theme in Carrie’s life is very much encapsulated in the the classic ’80s synth-pop song, “True Faith” – the lyrics of which include the line: 

“I’ve seen the light in the shade of the morning sun”.

Shade of the Morning Sun is a story about redemption and above all … hope

Selected stories …

Boats Against The Current: Carrie meets her soul-friend-to-be, Lin, at a party from hell, and almost manages to lose her the same evening …

That Which Cannot Be Broken: On the run from drug-addiction and her violent ex-boyfriend, Carrie is hiding out in a small Montana town. When she is witness to bikers assaulting a man she has to make yet another choice about life or death …

Like The Wind Through My Tree: The lonely cop – Jon – is trying to figure out if he has the courage to start a relationship with the lonely waitress – Carrie. Or if he even should, since he (rightly) suspects she, like himself, is ‘damaged goods’. 

One Step Closer : Carrie is offered a 100,000 dollars from an obscure religious organisation to ‘change her life’. She is pretty desperate to receive it, since she hates her job and feels her life is in a rut. But the offer may just tear her fragile family apart before she can make a final decision.

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