Wild Horses

Wild Horses

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Melissa Embry By MelissaEmbry2 Completed

When recovering alcoholic Emma Farouk's violent ex-lover demands custody of their disabled daughter, she can only trust herself to protect her child - if she can resist the temptation to take one more drink.

The overall inspiration for this story was a woman who was both a talented poet and afflicted with fetal alcohol syndrome, who I met through a writing workshop. I've tried to give Suzy the the loving mother J. never had and provided readers with a window into the world of people with FAS. As well as, of course, a rip-roaring reading experience.  Gradually, more characters found their way in -- the identity thief from "Eight Seconds," and the concerned but deeply flawed father of "Trace," both short stories also published here on Wattpad. (Caution -- spoiler alert!)

And finally -- I hope you enjoy the evocative cover art by Miguel Muñoz Hierro from Pixabay.