July 18, 2007

"Alma the Lamanite" - A Gripping Story

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 19th) marks the final chapter of the "Alma the Lamanite" story CV Rick has written and posted on his blog.

The story is a very well-written true story from Rick's teen years when he lived in Idaho. Alma was a Native American boy who had been adopted into a white Mormon family in Rick's ward. The story portrays the friendship the two boys had with one another, despite Rick's father telling Rick he could be friends with Alma at church, but not outside of church. Throughout the story I was touched by the strength, grace, and fortitude Alma showed despite the horrifying things he went through.

The story openly touches on many painful experiences:

Physical, Emotional, Verbal Abuse
Homosexuality and Homophobia
Racism and Racial Discrimination
Sexual Abuse
Guilt
Betrayal by a Best Friend
Religious Fanaticism

It is plain to see when you read this story that it was a life-changing experience for Rick that shaped his entire world view and who he would become.

It is easily one of the most heartrending and touching portrayals of the human experience I have ever read.

Seriously, read it. You won't be sorry.

6 comments:

Melliferous Pants said...

How did I not know CV Rick before? Thank you for introducing him...now I have something new to read today!

Success Warrior said...

He really is a great writer. His writing should be published. I'm surprised that nothing has been yet. It will be though.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I just stumbled on to your blog site and my very first thought was, "DAMN SHE'S HOT" LOVE your pic! WOOF. Are there more pics like this of you?? Now I'll go read your stuff.

Freckle Face Girl said...

Thanks for the tip.

Jer said...

Hey, thanks for pointing me over there. (Not that everyone else in the DAMU hasn't already)

One of the most touching heart-wrenching tales masterfully told by Rick.

Janet M Kincaid said...

I finally read this series yesterday during my lunch hour. How did I not read it before? I cried. Thanks for pointing us to Rick's outstanding writing!