The Road Project
By Connor Owen and Riley Robinson
Survival drives men to abhorrent evil through the sacrifices it
forces one to make, and only the innocence of a child can
overcome the transformation.
"He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is
not the word of God God never spoke."
“I should have been more careful, he said.
The boy didn't answer.
You have to talk to me.
You wanted to know what the bad guys
looked like. Now you know. It may happen
again. My job is to take care of you. I was
appointed to do that by God. I will kill
anyone who touches you. Do you
He sat there cowled in the blanket. After a
while he looked up. Are we still the good
guys? he said.
Yes. We're still the good guys.
And we always will be.
Yes. We always will be.”
"What would you do if I
If you died I would
want to die too.
So you could be with
Yes. So I could be with
"Then they set out along the blacktop in the gunmetal light,
shuffling through the ash, each the other's world entire."
"Listen to me, he said, when your dreams
are of some world that never was or some
world that never will be, and you're happy
again, then you'll have given up. Do you
understand? And you can't give up, I
won't let you."