Bruised Knuckles (#Wattys2016)

Bruised Knuckles (#Wattys2016)

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august By augtwy Updated 3 days ago

[boyxboy] [#336 in teen fiction]                                                    His parents are drug addicts and alcoholics.
His brother is in a gang.
His sister doesn't talk much.
He plays baseball and knows how to stand up for himself. 
What's one more thing added to the list going to do? A lot. 

Orion is gay, and that one little uncontrollable identity pushes him over the edge, when it should set him free.
(This story will involve drugs, alcohol, and other similar themes)
- cover thanks to @-normality

Omg. No kid deserves such roughness in life at that very young age.
HeatheRadio HeatheRadio Aug 22
As a huge baseball fan, you're description was incredible. It gave me goosebumps. I enjoy the voice of the story so far. I loved that you didn't info dump about Orion. So many writers do that, and I'm so happy you didn't.
Don't you--
                              
                              Don't you dare end this chapter with a line like that--
                              
                              How dare you?! 👏😥
BookThief00 BookThief00 Nov 16
I loved the beginning! Great attention getter. I also love the brief explanation of his family life, I normally like the suspense of not knowing but you really make it work. Awesome chapter overall!
_symphonic_ _symphonic_ Nov 16
Ah sorry my tablet kept freezing when i tried to comment and i guess it did post a comment after all. 
                              
                              I just wanted to say that this was an amazing, powerful first chapter. Especially  the last line. I can't wait to continue reading.
Great first chapter! Absolutely loved it, your writing has a raw credibility that gives me goosebumps.