Desire and Deceit
This is the story of my family. It is a story of the past meeting the present, of things left unsaid, of secret desires and... More
This is the story of my family. It is a story of the past meeting the present, of things left unsaid, of secret desires and the deceit that followed. Jonathan Longacre was committed to saving mankind, easing their pain, smoothing the bumps in the road. As a psychotherapist, he is a success. As a mere mortal, he maybe as clueless as the rest of us. That includes all the Longacres'. In outward appearance they are accomplished and comfortable. Jonathan is the loving husband to a lovely wife, Caitlin. She has raised their two beautiful teenage children and is now back in college pursuing her personal interests and past dreams. Sean and Sierra, 18 and 17, respectively, want for nothing. Except maybe the guarantee that their futures will be as rosy as a stained glass window. And the assumption that you don't have to work for it. You'll never be disappointed or frightened. You'll just feel the good stuff. And the lies and deceits won't count. Blend in Jonathan's brother Marty, a struggling alcoholic, brought into the Longacre home in order to save him from a prison term and you have a diverse, conflicted family in transition. Jonathan loves his wife and is loved in return. But they both feel their love is unrequited and seek something more. Sean and Sierra stumble as teenagers often do, while brother Marty fights the battle of known as alcoholism. Hearts and minds are revealed slowly and carefully when love is more certain than betrayal.