This is the uncut original “Heart Failure.” An abridged version was included by Danish publisher Alinea in their series about “the 27 Club,” an online supplement to the textbook A PIECE OF CAKE, 9.
Steve’s only 15 when his favorite lead singer dies. That loss makes him fear another. Older brother Tom is a soldier, deployed to a war zone an ocean away. In only sixty days, Tom’s due home, but will he make it alive? And how can his kid brother help him stay safe? The only tool Steve has is the music they both love. This short story remembers the death of the Doors’ Jim Morrison in 1971, but the aching fear for a loved one fighting on foreign soil is timeless.