Jacob Dennison believes that every good thing in life comes at a cost. His wife Pam's miscarriage confirms that. Never mind that his boss at Food World has outrageous demands; that his father, a shady oil field equipment salesman, wants to make him a man in his own image. Never mind that his new friend Dwayne, a cunning drug dealer and occultist, wants nothing less than his discipleship. Jacob is willing to push beyond their expectations. His greatest struggle will prove to be his saving grace: he can follow only one voice—the one that speaks within him and drives him to the brink of ruin and ultimately a higher price than even he had imagined.
"Calling and Election"
Published in volume 9/10 of Irreantum, "Calling and Election" is the 1st place winner of the 2007 Irreantum fiction contest. Irreantum editor Angela Hallstrom calls the story "insightful and strange and beautiful and complex and challenging--and utterly Mormon." Hallstrom says, "It’s also a piece that is likely to stir up a variety of interpretations and opinions."