The Thrashing of Charley Little

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For five intolerable years, Thomas Max never knew who raped his young wife. On a bright Sunday morning, sitting in the very chair she in which she died, the truth was cast upon him as certain as her fading shadow. An angry black man begins his short journey to revenge, taking the law and his life into his hands.

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Published: Feb. 10, 2012
Words: 4,050
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466061774
About B Y Rogers

B Y Rogers is a writer living in the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He enjoys the pleasure forty years of marriage with his wife Lyn, his five children and ten grandchildren. His stories are influenced by John Irving, Harper Lee, Victor Hugo, Joseph Conrad and Upton Sinclair. He is apolitical, deeply religious and is concerned with the tragic consequences of humanity.

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Review by: Marcia Turner on March 03, 2013 : star star star star star
What an excellent read. You feel the pain of Thomas Max, you don't want him to do anything that will bring more heartache to his family, and yet you fully understand and accept his need for revenge.

Highly recommend this superb short.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kirstin Pulioff on Jan. 03, 2013 : star star star star star
Short stories are hard to write… to convey a dynamic story, well developed characters, and a plot in a matter of 5000 words is a difficult feat. B Y Rogers has done an amazing job! He easily transports you into the life of Thomas Max and the struggle he has had to face of his wife’s rape and aftermath. The subject matter is serious and very well written. The characters were extremely well developed, and there feeling portrayed in a believable and realistic manner. It’s a heartbreaking and haunting story, written so well, to the point of being uncomfortable at the deep feelings it evokes.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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