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The Painful Occupation Joe Brooks

The Painful Occupation

Joe Brooks

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James Pennabaker is the worst sort of criminal, convicted of raping and murdering a woman and her 6 year old daughter. In his final hours on death row he reflects upon his life and crime while, one-by-one, the judge, police officers, the districtMoreJames Pennabaker is the worst sort of criminal, convicted of raping and murdering a woman and her 6 year old daughter. In his final hours on death row he reflects upon his life and crime while, one-by-one, the judge, police officers, the district attorney and others come by to see him off. In the end, he finds himself in a tug-of-war between good and evil and that it is his to choice to accept one fate or the other. Death Road is either your quickest route to a chosen fate or a short detour from your intended path.In this short story, author Joe Brooks, weaves a Christian allegory that is about a man facing his final hours on earth, and yet is about so much more. Pennabaker is a stand-in for everyman and his crimes are our sins. With the end of his life just moments away, he is faced with the realization of the fragility of his own soul as he is visited by every day characters who are stand-ins for Satan, Death, the Old Testament Law, the “whitewashed” Christian and, finally, God Himself.James Pennabaker’s predicament is our predicament and his decision is our fate.