This is the story of two friends graduating from high school in 1968, setting out to face the world. Susan, with dreams of becoming a poet, rushes off to New York City in the belief that it is the enchanted gateway to the literary life she desires. Dan seemingly has no direction or plan for his life and stays in their hometown drifting through life. Despite their seemingly divergent paths, their lives do move in oddly parallel directions as they face the issues of their day; free love, drugs, the Vietnam war, and youthful disillusionment. The difference isn’t so much the in the directions they choose, but in how they respond to the challenges they encounter on their journeys. Free on Kindle.