Zion: Trails End

Bernard Macdonald bmacd1@mac.com 1426918080571

ACTION ADVENTURE ROMANCE

Contemporary

Bernard MacDonald

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Synopsis: Zion:Trails End Judd looks over the cliff edge into the abyss from which he is contemplating hurling himself; having come to a place, metaphorically speaking, where his cancer is squeezing the life out of him, or he chooses to grab hold of what’s left of his skinny assed life and end i

Genre

Action,Adventure,Romance

Short Summary

Judd and Deb find themselves wrapped in the beauty of Zion National Park in Utah, looking out over the soaring red cliffs with very different motivations. She, just trying to find herself. He, just hoping to find a way out that left him with some dignity.


Well, it was Judd, who had been out sitting on the edge of the same cliff just a short ways from where I was. What was he doing there? He was contemplating how to end his life. Yes, he had cancer, as you know, and he didn’t think he could handle the hardships ahead of him. He wanted to end his life

Setting

Zion National Park and environs

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Twist,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Judd

Age: 70

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Selfless,Skillful,Romantic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Deborah

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Desperate,Engaging,Insecure,Uneducated,Sexy,Outspoken,Romantic,Sarcastic,Seductive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Deborah's ex

Age: 30+

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Greedy,Insecure,Naive,Underdog,Uneducated,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

Well, it was Judd, who had been out sitting on the edge of the same cliff just a short ways from where I was. What was he doing there? He was contemplating how to end his life. Yes, he had cancer, as you know, and he didn’t think he could handle the hardships ahead of him. He wanted to end his life before it became unbearable. So the short version is, we both gained family, we became dear friends and he took me under his wing and helped me pick myself up off that cliff and out of the mess my life had become. He helped me through the EMT program here in St. George and gave me a place to call home. Judd was not a religious man, at least not in the traditional sense, but he lived a moral life and he showed me, my son and many others how to be a good person for all the right reasons. The journey for the main characters starts in the same beautiful Zion National Park but both come from extremely different backgrounds. Brought together for very different reasons but finding a common bond that allows Judd, the main character, to find a reason to go on living and Deborah, the second main character, finds someone to give her a second chance to live a better life for both herself and her young son. The unexpected relationship allows both of these characters to explore unexpected love and both find peace at the end of the journey.

About The Author

Mr. MacDonald is currently working on a fiction novel based in Zion National Park, Utah. A work of fiction The author currently lives in Saint Augustine, Florida. He is a retired educator with 30 + years in a variety of teaching positions. Mr. MacDonald has previously published 3 other books, Missing You, Meet Me in Sedona, and Infidel: Kafir. All 3 books are works of fiction and deal with adventure and romance that take place in beautiful surroundings of Oregon, national parks of Utah, and Arizona. He can be reached at 1-503-704-0534 or email, bmacd1@mac.com

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Love of outdoors and Utah outdoors

Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed