The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.13

“You are kidding me, right? Please tell me you’re joking,” Happy pleaded with Brig, a hint of desperation mixed with anger. Brig raised his eyebrows and grinned, “It is what it is. Look. It’s not that big of a deal. We’ll be fine. We can get jobs.” He stopped short of suggesting marriage, but heContinue reading “The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.13”

The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.12

Brig’s injuries turned out to be mission-ending. President and Sister Woodley had rushed to the hospital as soon as they heard, and President Woodley had performed a special President’s blessing by laying his hands on Brig’s head and asking the Lord to heal him so that he might continue his mission. As it turned out,Continue reading “The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.12”

The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.11

Brig’s drinking and drug use were ripped out of the closet when a few days after the impromptu party an article appeared in the local newspaper with the headline, “Brigham Young: The Next Generation” with the byline credited to reporter Steve Petrie. Below the headline was a picture of Brig holding up a shot glassContinue reading “The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.11”

Happy Ho – Chapter 6.10

Brig awoke in a hospital bed, right arm in a cast, head wrapped in gauze, and the familiar sound of Buddha snoring somewhere to his right. He looked up at a clock that hung on the wall in front of him. The clock read 2:53 a.m. He was sore and groggy as he tried toContinue reading “Happy Ho – Chapter 6.10”

The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.6

“Who were those guys?” Brig asked the Buddha as they rode a taxi to the mission home. It was 11:45 a.m. and they were cutting it close to their noon appointment. “Just some thugs that wandered in off the street.” “No, not them…and they didn’t just ‘wander in off the street,’ they knew the littleContinue reading “The Happy Ho – Chapter 6.6”