Every Class has A Bully

Mark’s character arguably has the most important role in the book. Proof that ofttimes there really are second chances in life. What we do with those chances is completely up to us, the results how-ever affect every one around us.

Excerpt: Chapter 2

There he was my mortal enemy, my worst nightmare, my one and only nemesis. An absolute giant by fifth grade standards, or any standard as far as we were concerned. At least one hundred and fifty pounds of muscle and mean. He keeps his blonde hair cut in a flat top so level you could build a house on it. He also wears a varsity jacket even though he was only in fifth grade, we don’t know where he got it, and it didn’t really matter. Besides; nobody was brave enough to ask him anyways.

As usual, his cronies surrounded him like he was the President. A pitiful lot all of em, clambering around, bending to his every whim. He took what-ever place in line that he wanted, slowing down only when he got to Mrs. Tuttle, he had to stop there.

Other kids vacated where-ever he and his posse decided to sit. Staying put was tantamount suicide. The best that one could hope for was losing part of your meal. The worst, well, made even the biggest kid shudder.

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Mike had never considered himself an author until in his fifties an advanced cancer diagnosis for him to worry about the legacy he would leave for his children and grandchildren. Once the treatments began he needless to say, found himself with plenty of time to put pen to paper. The result was a culmination of stories soon to be named The Tin Cup Clan. A simpler time but not necessarily the greatest of times. The story of a group of young boys trying to survive the harsh reality of coal country, poverty, and just simply growing up. Along the way friendships are formed, old town mysteries are solved, and lessons are learned that will last a life time.

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