Trouble Found Me: Eleven Tales of Life – Christopher L Sewell

Living in the 21st century is an arduous task for the many who routinely struggle through long, dissatisfying workweeks just to scrape by. These people (our friends, family members or even ourselves) narrowly escape ruin as Friday’s paycheck brings temporary reprieve until the bills come due again. Coffee, energy drinks, alcohol and prescription drugs are the lifeblood of the modern workforce. Where is the voice that speaks for this seemingly overlooked majority and their exhausting mission just to survive?

In Trouble Found Me, a collection of eleven short stories, we first encounter Lindsey Shaffer in “A Desperate Thirst,” a story that provides you with a glimpse into the life of a divorced mother of two who resorts to uncomfortable and risque’ measures in order to provide for her daughters. As you turn the pages, you will read stories that place you in the shoes of a destitute father trying to provide Christmas presents for his children, tales of the insecurity and loneliness of present day dating, and narratives that reveal realities such as the long life on the road for a struggling salesman, of broken relationships, heartbreak, alcoholism and also hope.