Right Train, Wrong Track

The Lakeside Fairy Tales: Volume One

by Doc Mingo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/11/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665739559
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665739542

About the Book

Saul Bilkman is a slick lawyer on an accidental cross-country train ride when he meets Francis Toussant and his dog Begonia. Fran is soft spoken and sweet, and Saul feels the need to keep talking to the guy. Saul soon learns that Fran is a widower who lost the love of his life and is still grieving. Despite their differences, the Angel of Fate has put these two older men together on this particular train for a reason. The train goes in its correct and expected direction—but not so much Saul and Fran. These strangers become lovers, and despite their intended destinations, end up in much different and far better places instead. In this modern day fairy tale, Saul and Fran are transformed by the power of love, need, and hope. Their meeting is no accident but the will of fate. These men began their journey as lonely strangers but will end up as hopeful lovers finding their ways home to each other.

About the Author

Doc Mingo is a physician, teacher, artist, author, entrepreneur, philosopher and father. He proudly served the entire community as one on Chicago’s South Side for nearly 30 years to care for his neighbors. After a near death cardiac arrest and four months in the ICU, he came out of the closet, lost 150 pounds, and has changed his methods of caring for his neighbors. After decades of using words to heal, these stories and images represent more than just attempts to entertain or share an idea. These stories are also meant to heal. As a proud father of two beautiful and wise daughters, he firmly believes the most important lessons to ever teach are to always seek to do good, never to do harm, speak your truth with gentility, never to give up, and never to surrender. Every gray cloud has a silver lining. Curses can be blessings in disguise. With tenacity, hope and faith all things are indeed possible in a universe filled with love and magic by the waters’ edge.