Author has written 7 stories for Sci-Fi, General, Thriller, Horror, and Fantasy.
"The Boy" Part One is being republished on Fictionpress starting NOW: Halloween, 2011. NEW LINK TO "THE BOY" ON FICTIONPRESS: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2966002/1/The_Boy#
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The author is a victim of child abuse, disabled, living with DID (dissociative identity disorder) and lives in the South. This novel is a tale of his 'lives' - that is, the spiritual and emotional lives of his inner selves - the child that was; the teenager that he grew up to be, and his fight for - and against - love and human emotions. You can visit his blog at: http:///. I am just one of the several alters which inhabit this being or person. It took all of us to get this book out. Proceeds benefit abused children.
My shameless plug for "The Boy" Part One (available on Amazon at http:///Boy-J-W/dp/1461022681) and HERE on Fictionpress at http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2966002/1/The_Boy#.
Set in the deep South, a mentally ill vagrant finds an injured boy alongside a lonely country road. In attempting to help the boy, the vagrant betrays him, sending the two of them fleeing cross-country from an insane father who uses the law to track them in an attempt to silence them both -- or recover what he has lost. All are troubled souls with inner demons; for the vagrant, it is his past; for the boy, his present, and for the law officers, a mystery to be solved and brought to justice. All have their individual goals and hidden motives. Its a long read, but like a roller coaster, it picks up speed as they begin to hurtle along into an uncertain future with an unsettling past.
Experienced teen to Mature content, including violence against and implied rape of a child, cursing but no porn. Addresses themes of racism, prejudice, all types of child abuse, homelessness, survival on the road, miscarriages of justice, crime, police and governmental corruption, the search and denial of love, incestual pediophilia (by a madman), insanity (DID and developing schizophrenia) due to mental problems associated with PTSD, and gives an inside view of how some abused children think, and their special problems, and much, much more. Not recommended for overly sensitive people who are badly affected by stories dealing with child abuse. (triggers)
If you like richly detailed stories with well developed characters, this may be for you. The few local readers I have here say it has artistic and social merit; I don't know. It's one of those things that has been writing itself -- I just read what the pen (or pixels, now) put out. "The Boy" - my plague for your pleasure. With 30+ years of thinking and tinkering over this story, I've had some time to develop it into a full blown read with twists, turns, surprises and symbology that I hope will send you on an emotional ride you won't soon forget. Reviews are welcome. Flames are not. Mostly I would like to know how the story makes you feel, and how it affects you emotionally.
The continuing tale (Part Two) of "The Boy" can be found at http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2658957/1/The_Boy_Part_Two_A_Survivors_Story. It has not yet been completed.
REVISIONS AND CHANGES:
July 2011: "The Boy" (part one) has been published on Amazon. I had to 'pull' the original off here to do it; however, I am intent on getting "The Boy" part one reposted here so that folks like me (meaning "poor") can read this novel. Due to time constraints (and a recent lockup in the loony bin), I've been somewhat constrained in getting both done.
Oct. 31 2011: Started reposting "The Boy" (Published Version) here on Fictionpress. There are about 99 chapters, already did 31.
Here's the link to my blog (just in case you missed it):
and here's a link to Amazon where you can buy a hardcopy (or click to find the Kindle version) of Part One: http:///Boy-J-W/dp/1461022681
Proceeds go for abused children. Thank you.
If you have read Part One of "The Boy", you may wish to continue the saga at: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2658957/1/The_Boy_Part_Two_A_Survivors_Story