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Hallowed Be

Jessica Trent

Growing up in rural Tennessee isn't easy for Everett. He knows he's different. It's not just that he's one of the few Catholics deep in the Southern Baptist Bible Belt. He's slowly realizing he might be gay, and he's definitely in love with his best friend Waylon. As he's struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, Everett's dad is killed by a drunk driver and his whole world goes into a tailspin. In the midst of his grief he discovers Waylon is suffering horrific abuse at home at the hands of his own father. Everett would do anything to help, even when Waylon's desperate plan of escape includes murder. In the aftermath of all the trauma, Everett never anticipated how much things would change between them. He's helped save Waylon, but now he might lose him anyway. This story is about loss -- of loved ones, of religion, of illusions, of self -- and rebuilding with the broken pieces on the other side of it all.