Once Upon a Time in Peter's Special Book - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection

      Erik Boman
Once Upon a Time in Peter's Special Book - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection

In a treasured storybook, an invincible – or so he would’ve liked to think – hero faces challenges beyond his narrative...Ca 2,280 words. _____________________________________________________________Erik Boman is a writer from Oxford. He is the author of "Short Cuts" and was awarded the A.M. Heath literary prize in 2011.Sixteen year old Ricky Chavez is in trouble. Suspended from school, he has to face his older brother and legal guardian, Frank. Trouble is, Frank meets him with a belt. Bruised and depressed, Ricky drags himself to his evening job. His co-worker, Maria de Leon, reaches out to him, and he falls in love. Trouble is, she belongs to a gang. Being in love with Maria means hanging around Locos 18, her gang. Trouble is, that means ditching school and ending up with a report card full of C's, D's, and an F. But a bad report card is the least of Ricky's troubles. Maria's gang, Locos 18, comes in conflict with another gang, Westside Raza, when a Locos girl flirts with a Westside boy. When he beats her up, Locos goes looking for him. In the violent showdown, Ricky recognizes the conseequences of his association with Maria and Locos 18. He's left with a decision. Trouble is, he doesn't like either one.
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    Ghosts of Past and Present - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection

      Erik Boman
Ghosts of Past and Present - From "Short Cuts", a short story collection

Following a chaotic business meeting, Liam flees the city for the quiet of a childhood beach.Stuck in the rain, he discovers lost and precious memories - but his memories don't return alone..._____________________________________________________________Erik Boman is a writer from Oxford. He is the author of "Short Cuts" and was awarded with the A.M. Heath literary prize in 2011.Referencing some of the characters from my book of Flash Fiction, Daemons Lurk In Plain Sight. This Novelette paves the way for my trilogy that is set in the same world.Everything is a mystery to Fox, she doesn't even know her last name. The Gods throw her a curve ball when her brother Jasper is infected by a Spear Daemon and the only way for her to save him, is to give herself to the Lord Death. He gives her the answers she has been looking for, she didn't expect to fall in love with him.
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