by Doug McIntire
He was once an upright man living in an upright house, both standing tall and proud in the promise of their youth. But time passed, and as it did, they stood against the assaults upon them, each in their own way. The house endured the battering of rain and the whipping of wind, each drop and gust sapping its strength and fortitude, ever so slightly. And for the man, it was much the same, suffering under the constant pressure to earn more. And with each promotion he was forced to redefine his character, wearing away at his morals and integrity. Until finally there was nothing left but a crooked man living in a crooked house.
Doug McIntire lives online here.