This is a podcast reading from the first thing I wrote following the May 22, 2011, Joplin Tornado. The story is included in our book, 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado. It is available locally and through Amazon.com and other internet outlets, as is its follow-up, Spirit of Hope: The Year After the Joplin Tornado.
John Hacker and I will have a signing for the book this Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. at Changing Hands Book Shop in Joplin. Some of those who contributed stories for the books will also be there. The books will be available for a combined price of $30, a reduction of $15 from the normal cost. Hope to see you there!