Ride by Zachary Ryan
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Inspired by the music of Lana Del Rey.
Sisters, Alayna and Morgan, are reunited through grief. When Morgan returns home to Annapolis, MD after the death of their mother. However, despite the solemn circumstances at play, the two siblings can’t avoid reopening old familial wounds. Both had dreams of fame and fortune, but each one took separate paths.
Alayna, was well on her way towards becoming a famous singer. While Morgan, spurred on by what she felt was rejection at the hands of her mother, moved to Los Angeles to make movies. Only one sister’s career would endure though. As Alayna, supposedly her mother’s favorite, had her dreams unceremoniously undercut by her mom’s vituperative ways. A cycle of abuse she had to suffer alone, when Morgan absconded to Hollywood.
Alayna feels her sister abandoned her. And even as her husband Noah routinely pushes for her to renew her musical aspirations, Alayna also doesn’t want to dash her father’s hopes for grandchildren; and starting a family. Despite the latter abandoning her, and her sister when they were just teens. Meantime, after venturing out into the world and making a name for herself. Morgan, upon returning home, struggles with the omnipresent hole in her heart over her father’s departure years ago.
A sense of loss, compounded by having lost two separate lovers to drugs, and suicide back in LA. Additionally, Morgan also clashes with her sister over having never left town. A choice Morgan feels resulted in her becoming coddled, and inhibited her personal growth. Can these two sister’s put both their past, and present pain behind them, in order to pave the way for their future as a family?
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction