Sharon Lee Anderson Thurman passed away on November 14, 2021. This was written to honor her memory.
The Buddha tells Brig to forget about Happy. Brig refuses to let it go, and gets angry with his old friend.
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”
“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”
A young Happy meets Brig for the first time, unknowing how closely their lives will intertwine.
Brig awoke early to study his Chinese characters. It had been days since he had incorrectly identified one of the two thousand flashcards he had memorized, but he wanted to give himself every advantage for passing the upcoming exam. The Buddha, who had only seven more days left on his mission, slept as Brig studied.Continue reading “The Reluctant Scholar – Chapter 5.10”
The weeks leading up to the Buddha’s departure were a blur. Sometimes Brig would accompany the Buddha on his goodbye tour, and other times he stayed in the apartment studying Chinese characters by himself. Brig was well on pace to pass the 2000 character test in record time. During that period of his mission, heContinue reading “The Reluctant Scholar – Chapter 5.8”
Brig develops a taste for pain killers.
After a big night out, Brig is hungover.
Brigham Young VIII waits at the Salt Lake International Airport for his flight to San Francisco.