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I wrote books alot as a child. I would often stash them in my computer and not show anyone. So now I am showing my story to help my struggling family.

Story: The Boy in the Church

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Sherry Majestky

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This short story has been getting major hype from the reviews, so much I HAD to read it. It was worth it, each and every word gave me chills. It is literally a delicacy, you have to read it slow while listening to a sad melody for the whole OMG effect.

Dave Richardson

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My wife reccomended this to me after reading it a few times. She handed me her Ipad and I read through the pages of the boy in the church. After the story I feel enlightened and different, I have passed it onto friends, it is a great quick read.

Lisa Cuthbert

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Don't know how to put how great it is. Seriously just read this, its pretty dang thought provoking. Damn I'm so sad now. Haha

Bill Snodgrass

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I read this, hesitantly. I worked at a church, as a priest. As this story unfolded I fell in love. It is a tragic heartwrenching story. Please write more Judge you are a talented author

Dave White

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Couldn't put it down. I was on the edge of my seat, I really liked it. I only wish it was longer.

Emily Hannah

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A thought provoking story about a kid lost in the badness, and the sadness. lol. It almost brought me to cry... Id give it a try, it is amazing. Oh and Lisa the grammatical errors flow like poetry, idk my opinion

Amy Krater

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I just read this. All i can say is geez. I am blown away by the horrific and artsy piece of poetry. I litterally have chills running across me. Dang, a MUST read.

Lisa Rose

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Sad, but interesting. The simplest advice I can give you is to read and re-read a piece a couple of times before submission, There were several mistakes in punctuation and capitalization. Also some of your sentences are hard to understand; trying read them aloud to yourself to see how they sound. You wrote: I had set up band instruments and it was only when I had looked out at the audience area, was when I had seen Josh. This sentence is very awkward. Maybe try something like this: I had finished setting up the band instruments and was taking one last glance around the audience area when I spotted Josh, the sniveling wreck.

Hooku

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Riveting, creepy, definitely held me till the end. I was in tears, shaken and amazed.

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