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Sub-Prime (Love in a Hopeless Place Collection)

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Two powerless beings are swept together in a transient struggle for survival. Could the human spirit transcend the brutality and indifference of their brief experience before they are once again swept helplessly apart?

Far more than a love story - this is a story about love.

Part of Emma Calin's 'Love in a Hopeless Place Collection' - a series of stand alone titles. Availabl
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Kindle Edition, 11 pages
Published (first published May 24th 2011)
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Frederick Brooke
When Mike loses his job, and can't find another after long searching, he swallows his pride and goes to work in one of those "farms" where turkeys are slaughtered and plucked. It's a big comedown, especially when this big strong man discovers he is unable to kill a bird. "The neck was warm and living. He could feel its pulse as if it were his baby son."

Mike gets help from a Roma waif working alongside him at the plant. This plain girl, who speaks almost no English, does his killing for him while
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Jill
This is a hard-hitting short story set in a bleak environment. It is brutal and to be honest quite shocking but feels very real. A tale of human survival when the chips are down and although bleak it comments beautifully on the strength of the human spirit in adversity. Short but moving and very well written.
Barbara Mack
This gritty short story hooked me from the first page, and kept me interested throughout. It's a slice-of-life story: Stark-but-not-bleak setting which resonated perfectly with me. I felt for the character, and empathized strongly. Well worth reading, and I'm looking forward to reading more from this same author.
aobibliophile™
with a family to feed and mortgage payments to meet, Mike settles for "casual labor" at Celestial Farms. for Mike, the working conditions are not that bad but the job requirements are - preparing and slaughtering prime live turkeys.
the term Sub-Prime refers to loans or mortgages supplied to those with lower credit ratings. according to Yahoo Answers, Sub-Prime could also mean stay away, corrupt, better luck next time, a sucker's born every minute and clean up your act (http://yhoo.it/ycKWp9).
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Deborah
"Sub-prime" by Emma Calin is a short story of working an unbearable job that unemployed Mike takes to try to support his family and the mounting bills the are becoming very oprressive. The story speaks of the humanity and realities of life and survival.
Danie Cutter
A well written little tale. Serves to remind that under the right circumstances people will do anything and that no matter how low you think you've gone there is always someone worse off.
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Emma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives in France.

She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.

Emma currently writes action romance novels and gritty short stories in digital e-book, paperback and audio book formats. She has recently announced a series of illustrated children's modern-day fairy ta
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