Shivering in the police officer’s arms, the abandoned child cried.
The orphaned boy grew up bouncing around foster care. At eight, he landed in a pedophile’s lair. It was six years before he had the will and strength to escape the anguish of his abuser’s arms.
Burning through twelve states in eleven years, he stopped running: found a job, a wife, and began to try. When the economy went bust, he lost his job, his home, his cheating wife, and his sanity.
A half-frozen homeless man is shaken awake. Standing up, he felt arms and a blanket wrap around his shoulders.
Shivering in the police officer’s arms, the abandoned man cried.