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Thirteen year old James Clarke is always being picked on in school. He hates sports, and he particularly hates Stingers, a schoolyard game in which children throw tennis balls at each other. The other kids always seem to throw the ball harder, when it's at him.

One day, James' mom phones the school to try and put a stop to the bullying, but it only gets worse. More
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About Graham Downs

Graham Downs is a South African author of short stories, flash fiction, and novelettes, in a variety of genres. Memoirs of a Guardian Angel is his longest work to date.

He currently lives in Alberton, Gauteng, with his wife and their dog, Becky. He spends a good portion of his free time reading and, as with his writing, he reads books in a huge range of genres and lengths. He’s also passionate about South African authors—particularly independently published ones.

Graham's publishing journey began in 2012, with his first book, A Petition to Magic, which is a fantasy short story about a wizard who refuses to perform magic, and a queen who insists that he do just that. He freely admits that back then, just like John Snow, he knew nothing (now, he knows perhaps a trifle more than nothing).

Since those fateful first steps, he's never looked back, publishing five more books in almost as many genres, as well as getting a story included in the charity anthology, I Am Not Frazzle! (And Other Stories For Grown-ups).

His latest work, Memoirs of a Guardian Angel, was launched on 6 April 2018.

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A teaser for the fiction book Stingers, by Graham Downs, about a bullied boy

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Reviews of Stingers by Graham Downs

Csnookes reviewed on Sep. 17, 2014

Loved the book Stingers. The emotions of the characters came across effortlessly. Very talented writer!
(reviewed 86 days after purchase)
ianmcalister reviewed on Aug. 17, 2014

An absorbing read - easily done on a sitting. Very topical in SA at the moment. Well done Graham!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Vicky Leigh reviewed on June 17, 2014
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An exceptional read once again. Found myself completely absorbed and captivated. Look forward to downloading many more... Well Done Mr Downs !!!!!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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