smoke drink run

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Amanda Ashley
smoke drink run, an appalachian coming of age story. born into rural poverty and surrounded by addiction audum learns to be invisible to survive. when audum discovers the truth about her past she's faced with falling into addiction or confronting her own life. audum endures life with her abusive mother, athylene; overcomes the unexplained death of her baby brother serus, whose death she's blamed for; learns to accept her brother solsdis, a recovering pill addict turned wheeler; all while navigating her first love, first break-up, getting a job and moving out on her own.

all the normal milestones found in coming of age stories. except nothing in her life happens nicely or normal, she starts smoking at 6, loses her virginity and most of her hair in the back of a pick-up as a teenager, seeks vigilante justice against drug runners and human traffickers and maybe just maybe she finds a little bit of true love.

in writing this story i wanted to explore the evolution of a person who stays in place while growing and evolving into themselves: overcoming the opinions and beliefs of herself and of the limited community around her. i did not want audum to have options or distractions like education, a career or travel - I wanted her, like Houdini, to escape intact.

Please share your stories and comment on mine. Check for new posts every Friday morning.

Thanks for reading, Amanda

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Submitted: May 07, 2019

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Submitted: May 17, 2019

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Submitted: May 20, 2019

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Submitted: May 20, 2019

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Submitted: May 20, 2019

Two With or Without You - U2 See the stone set in your eyes See the thorn twist in your side I'll wait for you ... Read Chapter

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Submitted: May 21, 2019

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Submitted: May 24, 2019

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