Johnny Rockett has lived too close to the edge for far too long. They're out to get him but Johnny has a plan.
Things fall nicely in to place with his new job at Ministery House. A cushy number, taking care of the ailing Mr Akenaton, the last in line of an ancient family from the old Mediterranean world.
Once again Johnny has fallen on his feet and inadvertently found redemption but is it too late?
Is Johnny's dubious past about to catch up with him?
From the Author
The cycle of life death and rebirth can be found everywhere and is the theme that runs through this short story. I think there is an endearing yet slightly unsettling aspect of country music which looks forward to, almost can't wait for 'that glorious day when we will meet way up yonder,' hence Johnny's love of Hank Williams.
Influences came from the Berkely University podcast on the Ancient Mediterranean World. Homicide A Year On The Killing Streets by David Simon described a city fighting to survive. And of course Hank Williams.
To continue the theme I compared an ancient civilisation with the decay and regeneration of a decaying, colonial city located on America's 'rust belt'.