While Colleen is enjoying a cigarette she tries to call her son Guy. His abusive alcoholic father Eric had left long ago. Colleen a single mom who never received any child support did the best that she could. Guy however became a needy & dependent child. He wasn’t well liked by the kids, an introvert/loner he turned out to be a bully. Guy started to get a lot of piercings. Guy had regular counselling sessions with Mrs. Costa. Guy was searching the internet for major fire/explosion catastrophes & gun websites. Coleen hears the sound of a motorcycle & looks out the window to the horizon in shock/horror.
As a former crisis/school social worker this brings back memories. Just last week a 5A school a 100 miles from where I live & used to work in a different school district had an almost Columbine incident, the 17 yr. old male was apprehended & will be charged as an adult. His name was released to the public.
An excellent very typical true to life short story. Very easy for me to rate it at 5 stars.
Thanks you for the free book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)