Shadows on the Wall

Daniel Bruce Greenhalgh, University of Texas at El Paso


Thom Roth has spent his entire life in the Refuge, a secure and fundamentally hierarchical facility which protects the remnants of human civilization. Under the tutelage of Minister Trask, Thom has risen to become a primary contender for an administrative appointment, as well as secured the affections of Dee McKay, Trask's granddaughter. However, when Thom's best friends, Geoff and Scott, discover a small, secret tunnel underneath the Refuge, the three friends learn that the foundation of their home was decidedly messier than they had been taught. On the other side of the tunnel they find another, smaller Refuge, with fewer residents and a decidedly different social organization. Inevitably, the two Refuges clash, forcing Thom, Geoff, and Scott to make a potentially fatal choice.

Subject Area

American literature|Creative writing

Recommended Citation

Greenhalgh, Daniel Bruce, "Shadows on the Wall" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1540283.