Church of Misfits
Upcountry, Leroy chain smoked and wrote professional fortune cookie messages while his sister June, an uncouth, knitting boozer, studied bird languages.
Both members of the ramshackle congregation in town, they were inspired by Pastor Red’s timid frankness and calls for tolerance with pleading eyes. Outliers were charmed by his poorly concealed gay fan-fiction hobby.
When the flood destroyed their cabin, they moved into the church attic with the Pastor and inevitably founded a new sect, attracting a colorful motley to their unexpected haven.
Their quirky humanity blossomed against the town’s rigid uniformity and they were all redeemed under the almighty.