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Hori Split Pad Pro

In the story Strawberry Moon from Grisham's novel Sparring Partners, Cody Wallace is a death row inmate that has collected nearly 2,000 paperback books that's read and reread to pass his time away. What if, just a cell or two down the way, another death row inmate found a different way to pass his time?

Billy Taylor sat in his cell on death row, staring blankly at the small Nintendo Switch in his hands. He had been confined to this small space for 15 long years, and yet, he had found solace in the vibrant worlds and characters that lived within the games on his Switch. His family had sent him game after game, and Johnny had spent nearly 12 hours a day exploring each one.
He had started with the big-name titles like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "Super Mario Odyssey," but soon found himself drawn to the lesser-known indie games like "Celeste" and "Stardew Valley." These games allowed him to escape from the harsh reality of his situation and lose himself in the stories and characters within.
As the years passed, Billy had become something of a master at the games he played. He knew every secret and shortcut, and had even set records on some of the more difficult levels. But despite his mastery, he never grew tired of the games. Each time he picked up the Switch, he found himself just as excited to play as he had been on his first day on death row.
One of the things that allowed Billy to play for so long without any discomfort was the Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro ergonomic controller. The default controllers were too small and used to cause his hands to cramp, but the Hori Split Pad Pro controller was the perfect size, and allowed him to play for many hours at a time with no discomfort.
The guards didn't mind Johnny's constant game playing, as it didn't cause any trouble. They knew that the games were his only means of escape, and in a way, they were happy that he had found something to keep him occupied.
As he sat in his cell, lost in the world of "Animal Crossing: New Horizons," Johnny couldn't help but think about what could have been. He knew he would never taste freedom again, but at least he had the games to keep him company on his journey to the execution chamber. And for that, he was grateful.
Cover of Sparring Partners
This post is inspired by the book Sparring Partners by John Grisham
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