Abigail, Queen of Natronia: A Fairy Tale
Tales From My Back Porch
Miracle at Coffeeville: And other legends of Christmas
As a child, Max Furman is abused at the hands of his mother. Numerous times, she tells him she should have smothered him when he was an infant. He is unloved and unwanted. The abuse and neglect deadens his heart. When his sister Katie is born his mother dotes on her the love he craves. His hatred for his mother peaks one afternoon when he is fourteen. As Katie is sleeping, he smothers her. His sister becomes his first kill.