The Kilwade Tragedy by Terry Keys Genre: YA Fiction ***YA Fiction - Guest Post - Excerpt - Giveaway***
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The Kilwade Tragedy
by Terry Keys
Genre: YA Fiction
Release Date: August 6th 2019
Seventeen-year-old Blaze Planter is a Jr. at Kilwade, High School.
His parents have recently divorced.
His grades are slipping.
His anger is growing with each day.
Relationships with his closest friends are failing.
Secrets about his life are being uncovered.
No one understands what he is going through.
And everyone who has betrayed him needs to be taught a lesson.
So now he stands with the one friend that has never betrayed him.
The one friend that does what he asks every time he squeezes the trigger.
The only friend that he can depend on.
Tragedies don’t just happen. The signs are simply overlooked every day until it’s too late.
After the read be sure to review the author’s note where resources for additional help are listed. There are also discussion questions to generate conversation & get adults and student’s talking.
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My Top Ten-ish Favorite Movies (in no order)
by Terry Keys
Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
The Karate Kid
All of the Fast and the Furious movies
Remember the Titans
Stomp the Yard
Excerpt from The Kilwade Tragedy -
“Honestly man, I can’t see two hours ahead right now, bro. This really hurts.”
“You listen to me. You’re going to be the best man in my wedding you hear me? And I’m going to be the best man in yours. And next year were going to Hawaii just like we talked about. The next year we’ll do our U.S road trip – none of this stupid high school shit changes any of that. You hear me?”
Blaze held his head down. He shook as he cried. Mark put his arms around him and fought back tears himself.
“You promise me that you’re not leaving me with these jerks, Blaze. I been watching Dr. Phil I know how this works.”
He smiled a little at the Dr. Phil joke but still said nothing. He just cried harder.
“I said, promise me.”
Blaze nodded in agreement.
“One hour at a time, one day at a time. All this is temporary. The only thing permanent is me and you, bro,” Mark said.
His heart was beating even faster now. “There’s one more thing - I need to tell someone.”
Terry Keys is an award-winning novelist, songwriter, and poet. He writes for Examiner.com and works as a project manager in the oil and gas industry. A native of Rosharon, Texas, Keys spends his free time hunting, fishing, and working out. He lives in Dickinson, Texas, with his wife and two children. Please visit his website at http://www.terrykeysbooks.com
2017 NIEA award winner for Chained Guilt.