THE TWO SIDES:

THE TIME BETWEEN NO LONGER AND NOT YET

A story based on the murder and aftermath of a young, aspiring TV journalist covering a breaking story in Orlando, Florida on 22 February 23. Contacted by his fiancé and mother, I agreed to honor his life and use the opportunity to further the dialogue about gun violence and the safety of journalists. I’ve written the story to issue a call to action, at the same time describing the all-to-short life of a unique person. Dylan Colby Lyons, deemed to have the potential to become a nationally known reporter and anchor.

Have we not heard the words “our thoughts and prayers” enough? Any dialogue on gun violence will meet strong headwinds, but we need to talk about the elephant in our collective living rooms.

Two Sides is a short book, yet packs an emotional wallop. It is the story that no fiancé, wife, or parents ever want to tell. I am proud to convey their hope that Dylan’s on their behalf. His life was not in vain if our moral compass leads us to change.

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