Hope in a Bottle

ABOUT Neil ODonnell

Neil ODonnell
Neil O’Donnell is an anthropologist and life-long resident of Western New York. After years of studying changes to Native American and European societies through contact, he incorporated his discoveries into journal articles and short fiction pieces. O’Donnell’s intent was to relay  More...



Newly ordained, Father William Sullivan set out as a missionary to aid a hurricane-ravaged village in South America. However, he never arrived. Storms and sea life conspired to maroon the priest on a remote island void of human life. Still eager to serve, Father William refuses to allow isolation to prevent his helping those in need; the wounded, the desperate and the defeated. So with pen, paper and bottles, Father William casts messages into the surf intent on reaching those who need him the most.