Fight with the Devil, Murano Family Curse

Alcohol drinking in the family is a curse. Alcohol drinking in three generation leads to damnation. Dr. Jack Murano tries to prevent his son, Mike, from becoming a third-generation alcoholic. Starting from a seemingly innocent sip of champagne drank from an ice hockey trophy, through peer pressure during the high school parties, and drinking through the wild college years, Dr. Murano saw it all, since he went through the same stages himself. Now he will do anything to prevent Mike from retracing his steps. But he’s losing the fight with his son’s merciless addiction. Finally, at the ends of his mental and physical powers of understanding and tolerance, he throws his beloved son out of his house, the move which is going to weigh heavily on the Muranos’ fate as a family. The line he wishes he’d never crossed.

Fight with the Devil is a short story. A critical moment in Murano family saga, and a consequential event in the life of Dr. Jack Murano. His family, struggling before, has completely disintegrated afterward.

It will take a second and a third part of the trilogy to see if he can overcome the curse.

One Comment

  • I know a family where both grandfather’s abused alcohol and chewing tobacco. The son of one of those grandfather’s was adamant that his children would not use alcohol which they adhered to with additional help from his mother’s prayers. Both grandfathers died from stomach cancer. Abuse of alcohol, drugs, etc. reaps a whirlwind of destruction and the loss of human potential. That message is worthy of repeating in every generation.


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