The Little Shoeshine Boy by chouetteditions.com
Approx. 3,220 words.
Published on November 23, 2010.
Kim lives in Hanoi in Vietnam. His parents are so poor that he has to work for a living. Mr Tran, his boss,a selfish and petty man teaches him to shoe-shine in the streets. But in this monsoon season, Kim did earn any money. He is unhappy and knows the punishment he will have when he comes back. Then he sits quietly on Lake Hoan Kiem. Kim makes a strange encounter which will change his life.