Today’s six are from “Small Town Life,” a short story that was just accepted for publication in the next issue of Shadow Road Quarterly, due out right before Christmas.
It’s a stand-alone excerpt from my novel, The Lone Wolf, from the POV of the male MC at age 18. He’s just gotten into a physical fight with his stepfather and is trying to calm down at his best friend Carly’s house, where she’s crying while she cleans up the blood.
“I’m sorry, Carly,” I told her. Sorry that I couldn’t control my temper and stuff like this happened. Sorry I disappointed everyone. Sorry I couldn’t fix her problems like I wanted to. Sorry my life sucked and she was the one stuck straightening it out. But all that came out was sorry.
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