WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE by Megan Prevost is a collection of dramatic short stories featuring characters struggling to get through real life scenarios. Whether they're being hazed by bullies, dealing with the death of a sibling, trying to make ends meet, or protecting their family, these characters learn WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE.
It was the Great Depression, thousands of homeless hitched rides on trains across America and Canada looking for work wherever they could find it, William was one of them. At the age of 23, doing part time farm labor for a prosperous family, he met their red headed daughter and asked her to elope with him. She agreed, even though there was one unusual problem, she had never even seen his face.
Meet Bhanna and Jessie, two partners in love, in schemes, in scams and out in these streets. Two Heavy Metal heads in a Hip Hop world. Bhanna must confront her deadly drinking problem, her racist upbringing, her love for a beautiful loser. Jessie's pure heart is tested by a racially charged street fight. When fortune grants a chance at change, will they make the right choice? 13,398 word novelette
Главный герой — иерусалимский хайтековский миллионер, что никак не спасает его от «проклятых» русскоязычных проблем, комплексов и «желаний странного». И это «странное» живёт по «верхнеиерусалимскому времени». В этом экстремальном тексте герои проходят по режущей грани между человеческим и нечеловеческим. Текст для тех, кому интересны пограничные состояния у сложно организованных людей.
Homeless in the nowhere town of Utica, Montana, Max is the town's bum. However, he never forgets someone who does him a kind deed. Like the opportunity to repay a kindness by Jeanne Hardcastle and save Buck's Bar & Grill.
Malcolm File is a shunned, mistreated street bum, living his life under the heat vent of an office building—until the day he inherits 30 million dollars. Suddenly everyone wants what Malcolm has, from the lowliest street bum who shared the sidewalk with Malcolm, to the city drug lord from his mansion on the hill. People soon learn however that Malcolm's plans for the money are far from ordinary.
What if a homeless guy had a laptop? The crazy ramblings, all the distorted thinking, with none of the smell. When the shopping cart gets too small, DJ starts to fill a storage locker. When it all gets taken away, will DJ be able to start over a again? Is working at the Phone company going to save his soul, or does DJ end up back on the street? Paradise for some is hell for another.
After an election recount, Karen Mehaffey's triumphant return as the sheriff of Eda County, South Dakota, is marred by the murder of her opponent, whose desecrated body is found in a local park. Where survival of the fittest is a way of life, will Karen and her detective-uncle, Marek Okerlund, come out on top... or will the killer ruthlessly destroy their homecoming?
'It's a terrific read. It's brilliant.' - Roddy Doyle. A story of a man living in a car; trying to survive in modern day Ireland. A story dedicated to homeless people everywhere, and to those living in fear of becoming homeless.