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Pure Trash

19239913SYNOPSIS: The year is 1955. If you grew up in the 1950s and the 1960s, you may be among those who like to recall those good old “Happy Days” of television fame. Even younger generations enjoy watching the old TV reruns to get a peek into what life was like back then. In this short story, Shawn and Willie Daniels are off on a Saturday adventure in search of trash to turn into treasure. It is going to be a great day. Shawn is sure of it. No school and no bullies to remind him that he’s not one of the crowd. This is a story about bullies and what it’s like to be bullied. It may redefine your definition of bullying. If you were a child who was thought of as “different” in some way, you know what bullying is about: torment, persecution, intimidation, to name a few of its synonyms. For Shawn and Willie, their difference was based upon the social status of a dysfunctional family and the alcoholism and abject poverty in which they grew up.

REVIEW: 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short work. I was consistently reminded of moments from my own childhood… hunting for empty cans and bottles, riding my bike, playing marbles in the school yard, and yes, even wishing I could be invisible.

This work was recommended to me by my editor, and now I know why… Most enjoyable!

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About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

9 comments on “Pure Trash

  1. Sounds like a fun read. Sometimes short books are the best! I love it when a story connects us to some life event. Happy reading!

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  2. Ever thanks, Kev! Sharing everywhere… 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author and commented:
    “This work was recommended to me by my editor, and now I know why… Most enjoyable!” ~ Kev Cooper
    (GRAB A COPY at YOUR AMAZON http://bit.ly/1BMrqbL )

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  4. I just finished it and agree, Kev. An entertaining short work with original characters. (Thanks for the reminder that I need to do a review!)

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