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S.A. Williams' second short story introduces us to Sam, a teenager burdened by problems at home. As he weighs his options, a close friend tries to convince him that he's headed down a dangerous path, one they've both seen play out before.
Kindle Edition, 17 pages
Published November 27th 2012
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LK Hunsaker
May 17, 2014 LK Hunsaker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Favourite Colours
Jul 14, 2013 Favourite Colours rated it really liked it
This is a deep and haunting short story about youth and torment, about trying to deal with life - fighting, maybe failing. Its strengths lie in its atmospherics and the characterization, particularly the female voice, which are warm and believable.

Although the story is told in real time, the use of memory and flashback provides one with a broader, richer back-story that ties the characters, events and themes together decently, perhaps a little too implicitly.

Where it does fall short however, is
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Cathy Speight
Mar 14, 2013 Cathy Speight rated it liked it
This is a short story about a teenager, Sam, with an abusive parent. Seventeen is no age to have to deal with the fall-out, so thank heavens for his best friend, Jen, or J. C., wise beyond her years, who tells ‘stories’ (which may or may not be true…but what does it matter, it’s the final analysis that’s the important part) that play a role in helping him decide the sensible path to take.

This was essentially an enjoyable short; one could say it had a moral. My only concern was that the characte
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Sarah Kernochan
May 25, 2013 Sarah Kernochan rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent piece of writing and it packs volumes into its brief form. Expecting the story to be a parable, according to the title, one finds instead a parable within the larger story, a parable told by one friend to another in order to save his life. Dialogue and description are both first-rate, and the haunting characters linger in the mind long after. I would love to read this story in a collection because this author has a lot to say. Genre is young-adult-but-appealing-to-any-age.
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S. A. Williams (born 1981) has always had a passion for writing, but only recently began to share his work with the public. Born in the Midwest, Williams now lives on the East Coast with his wife, where he works as an administrator at a small college.

Williams has always enjoyed dystopian works and writing that explores heavier topics to evoke strong but unexpected emotion from the reader. His favo
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