"Most people live quiet lives. Some are quiet lives of desperation, some quiet lives of boredom or anger, some simply quiet. We listen to songs and watch movies or TV shows that make us feel epic, if even for a moment, make us feel that we can be something more, that we are the mighty, or that we are the underdogs, or that we are the tragic heroes. But we're not. We're simply human. Maybe that's the tragedy. We all want to be gods in some way, but in the end, we're simply human. I don't agree though. I think that simply being human is what makes us epic, that living quiet lives is what makes us heroes. We spend so much of our lives wishing to be something more, and that's what makes us tragic. We never realize the impact we truly have on the world, or even on a single individual, but each of us has a bigger impact than we could even fathom. Our quiet lives are what makes us worthy of epic songs, poems, or stories. Every one of us has saved a life by simply being ourselves, and we don't even realize it. That's what makes a good story, that's what makes an epic hero. Not the person with great power that fights against the odds, but the person with no power, that doesn't even realize they're saving lives and changing the world daily. Every life on the planet is filled with greatness and tragedy. We all have the makings of the legendary hero. Most of us are just too busy living our lives to realize it." - Excerpt from The Impossible Stranger, coming soon
Lee Pierce was born and raised in Indiana. He has lived in Austin, TX, Toronto, and New York City. His writing includes novels, short stories, and screenplays. In addition to writing, he is also an amateur filmmaker, having worked on several short and feature length films. He currently resides in Indiana, where he lives with his daughter.