Dreamscapes #1 - The Boxers by Astra Crompton
Approx. 5,430 words.
Published on January 2, 2012.
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences.
In "The Boxers" a young protagonist is displaced by war and finds himself in the care of an ex-boxing champ. He and the other children housed in the old mansion are taught the skills of the sport that becomes a pivotal role in their survival as their lives progress.