Child At Heart

Chld at Heart

Each of these short stories, with nostalgic undertones, juxtaposes the innocence of childhood with the challenging emotions and attitudes that sometimes overcome grown-ups after life has chipped away at their views, their hopes and their expectations. In Beyond the Periphery, an intelligent, socially conscious, affluent college kid struggles to confront his fear of someone who is different from him. As he attempts to meet the challenge, he encounters a lesson in life from an unlikely source. When Angels Speak is the story of a middle-aged man who is set in his ways and whose social encounter with two little boys leads him to a new perspective on his life. In A Gift From Grandma, an adolescent's imminent coming of age is shaped by his ambivalent feelings towards his grandmother. In The Guardian Angel, events conspire to bring new meaning to the life of a troubled teenager. This ebook may be downloaded free of charge from Smashwords.