How do you write a story about the whole world turning upside down and make it believable?
Through Raging Waters is about the small town of Timber Springs, Wyoming. This close-knit tiny town faces destruction from a cataclysmic spring runoff and inner turmoil. The effect isn’t smooth and transitional, it’s chaotic and life-changing. How do you write a story about such an event?
You hang on and let it take you for a ride.
There are no isolated events in small towns such as Timber Springs. What impacts one impacts all. Think of a stone tossed in a pond. The ripples spread outward and soon the entire surface is disrupted. It’s this type of scenario which causes the chaos you see from floods in small towns. But you also see other things as well.
I had to capture these traits in my story. But not only was the town this intertwined, but I had a family just as close. The Fitzgerald siblings are unique in many aspects. They are Christian but grieving the l…