As America crashes through the Atomic Age and into the New Frontier, a boy and his mother drive aimlessly state to state in a stolen pickup truck, where they manage an existence on temporary jobs, spare dollars, and spare coins in the search of a home that they can one day call their own.
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As money and choices dwindle, the mother must either choose a dark path that can bring ruin upon herself and her child, or continue forward in the hope that their days ahead will be brighter.
In this short story from writer Vincent C. Martinez, the reader is taken through Pennsylvania Coal Country, the Midwest, and the sun-blasted Southwest of electric cities and atomic testing as a mother and son attempt to find their place in a nation on the turbulent edge of change.
Now, fully revised, the hope and darkness of Gods of the Neon Age radiates brighter than a neon sign under a dark, starry sky.