Awake the Savage

Larion Wills

At thirteen years old, Clay escapes from being a slave to the Apaches only to become a slave to the white man. Unwelcome by many once he was returned, Jimmy endured abuse at the hands of the Hoody family. Jimmy had lived too long with the Apache to ever learn to be white again. By chance, he escapes his new tormentors and disappears. Or so they thought.

Now a grown man, Jimmy has returned to the town that failed him, calling himself Clay. He only wants to see the man who had helped him escape his childhood imprisonment, but the Hoody's fear he has returned for his revenge. Has Clay returned only to prove there's a bit of savage in us all?