Many people stop to ponder the “what ifs” in their life. “What if” I had made a different decision about the person I married? “What if” I had married my high school sweetheart? How different would my current life be if I had chosen another path when I was younger?
One overriding theme in my novel “Expiation” is how the outcome of our life could be so different based on decisions we make along the way. The main character in “Expiation” decides to leave his high school sweetheart in Seattle to pursue a newspaper career in San Francisco. The impact of making that decision put his former girlfriend’s life on a very different path and she has a life of loneliness and heartbreak. How much can person be responsible for another’s life? The decisions we make not only impact our life but others as well.
In “Expiation” I talk about a pebble cast into a pond. Once the pebble disturbs the calm surface of the pond, ripples can go all directions. The ripples can not be controlled by the person who tossed the stone. See if you agree as you read “Expiation.”