The Awakening of Russell Henderson.

Every Sunday, I try to post an excerpt from my novel, The Awakening of Russell Henderson. Here’s another. The book is available at

During the week, I would find a new spot to locate and explore. I camped and hiked out in the Pioneer Mountains, the Sawtooths, out by Redfish Lake, up out of Galena Pass, out Trail Ridge Road, and even some nice trails closer to town. At first it was hard, but I was gradually becoming more comfortable with being alone, enjoying my solitude more and more. I was getting to know myself.

About two weeks of doing my motel routine, I had just returned to my room to clean up after the Saturday run and meet Abby for lunch when my phone chirped. I saw it was a San Francisco number, took a breath and answered.

“Is this Russell Henderson?” a woman asked.

“Yes, Who’s this?”

“Hello Russell, this is Hanna’s mother, Meg.”

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