Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Walking with Superman: Day 119
Predatory lending takes on a whole new meaning in Laurinburg, NC! Scotland County has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, so when a loan negotiator came to town promising to solve everyone's problems, many jumped at the chance. And when it turned out that Mr. Hamlin offered not just money, but the fulfillment of their deepest wishes and desires, the people called it a miracle. Soon, the citizens of Laurinburg were living lives of fame and fortune, of timeless youth and preternatural beauty and eternal love. But now the loans are coming due, and it turns out there were some unexpected fees hidden in the fine print: sacrifices, souls, children. Those who can't--or won't--pay the premiums are faced with repossession and foreclosure on their lives! Desperation leads them to Superman, but though he can bend steel in his bare hands, is he strong enough to break an ironclad contract?