Market Forces

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Michael's in his final year at High School: last thing he wants is to spend Saturday helping his snobby mother on her charity market stall. But maybe this could be the smartest move he'll ever make! More
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Words: 4,430
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458088543
About Dave McGee

Though I trained for a musical career, I ended up as a drugs enforcement officer in the UK! So, I guess John Lennon was right when he said life's what happens when you're making a plan.
I write in a variety of styles encompassing humour, gritty reality, and a generous portion of erotica. The stories are often, though not always GAY themed, and quite irreverend. Humour's a hard act to pull off but if you've enjoyed what you read I'd love to hear from you.

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Review by: qbeeqt on Jan. 17, 2012 :
Sometimes a few pages are all that are required to lift the spirit. This short story does just that!
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Review by: Rigby Taylor on Feb. 12, 2011 :
Market Forces is one of the best self discovery stories I’ve read. With sharp, dispassionate description the writer effortlessly creates the characters and ambivalent atmosphere of a county market in winter. We experience the reluctance of a teenager to man the stall with his domineering mother, the fear and discomfort gays usually feel when with their apparently self-possessed peers. The scene is set for a miserable afternoon, but then… a ray of light. What follows is unsentimental, yet it brought tears of self recognition and delight. Yes, this is exactly what it was like. This is what I felt and how I managed to cope. Truly, a wonderful tale by a master of his craft.
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Review by: Paul Swearingen on Feb. 09, 2011 :
This coming-of-age, or self-discovery short story, is delicately and carefully created against an unexpected backdrop of an open-air market. The details and setting enrichen the story, and the portrayal of Michael's mother and the violin-playing girls, including the "Ice Queen", are a nice counterpoint to Michael's confirmation of his sexual preferences. The end-punctuation here and there is a little quirky, but it doesn't detract from the story.
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