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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Second Self - a short story free in the Kindle Store

The Second Self was free today in the Kindle Store. Currently #8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Social Psychology & Interactions

THE SECOND SELF is a short story about one boy's endurance of extreme abuse at the hands of someone well-respected in the community. So extreme the sexual, emotional abuse that the young boy develops another personality. This short story is not intended for young people to read. It is my hope that this story and others like it will raise the awareness in communities across the country and, indeed, around our world that a child abuser is often an individual that no one would ever suspect. Unfortunately these people do not wear a warning sign on their back.

This story was difficult to write. I wanted to be explicit in order for the reader to feel even a tiny fraction of the horror that this child endured. Although this is a fictional story, in life it is true that more often than not the child abuser is someone who holds a position of trust; someone the child believes would be safe be it a teacher, a minister, a neighbor or, as in this case, a close relative.

For short story lovers, just to let you know that The Second Self is also one of a dozen short stories found in one of my short story anthologies titled Social Studies, Book Two - Shattered and Broken which is available in both Kindle and Paperback formats.

Check it out


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