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  1. The Boot

    A series of stories that are centred around The Boot, a fictional shelter for the homeless set in Manchester UK. The stories are centred around individual characters, both staff and 'guests'. As with real life not everything is sunshine and roses. It has it's ups and downs, showing the effect that events have on people and how people can affect and have an impact on others. There will be fun and laughter, there will be sadness and tears.

    Characters will come and go, some will remain throughout, others will appear in more than one story.

    These stories are representative not definitive, some degree of literary license is used.


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  1. The Boot 1. The Boot The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 01/20/2019 (Updated: 01/20/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • urban
    • no sex
    • serious
    • modern

    This fictional story shows how people from different backgrounds can try to support others in a time of desperation, few real tales of homelessness have a happy ending.

    It is written as a tribute to those who in the past and present have given and continue to give either time, money or other support to homeless shelters across the globe. Also in the hope that it will inspire others to do so in the future in whatever small way that they are able.

    Can you help?

    • 1 Chapters
    • 5,510 Words
    • 5,769 Views
    • 29 Comments
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  2. The Boot - Three Years On 2. The Boot The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 09/02/2019 (Updated: 10/18/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • 20th century
    • modern

    The Boot three years on. There have been some changes and improvements to The Boot, partly thanks to fund raising and charitable donations, and in part thanks to Christian Edwards benefactor to The Boot. Some 'guests' have moved on, some remaining homeless, but others having been helped are now in independent accommodation either working or looking for work. This is the continued story of The Boot, it's staff and 'guests.'

    It is not necessary to read The Boot beforehand but it may help to understand some of what is happening now and in its future.

    • 29 Chapters
    • 51,559 Words
    • 28,301 Views
    • 173 Comments
    • Mature
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  3. The Dinner 3. The Boot The Boot

    By Mancunian, in Fiction. 12/23/2021 (Updated: 12/23/2021)

    Genres: Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Literary
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • urban
    • europe
    • no sex
    • modern

    Karma is seen as a powerful thing, we often hear how this affects bad people and bad events. But did you know that karma can also come to those who are good people. Good karma can be more powerful and can come in surprising ways.

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