by Dwight Franklin
1: strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or
adversity with courage. 2. obsolete: strength.
Intestinal Fortitude--a series of short stories inspired by actual events--offers a glimpse into the lives of otherwise ordinary individuals forced to draw upon their own fortitude to overcome significant obstacles they are confronted with in their daily lives.
In Volume One, Shot of Valor, A father instructed his son to never enter the forest alone. The young lad had no fear of the woods. As a matter of fact, the only thing in the world the boy feared was his father. He witnessed his father complete extraordinary feats on the farm, like the time he grounded a one ton, muscular, horned beast with his bare hands that escaped and threatened to harm his mother while doing chores. To their dismay, they would soon be confronted by another danger of equal proportion in the woods. A danger that would require more than brute strength to overcome. One that would test their fortitude.