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Trials and Tribulations

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A coming of age story about Andy Collins and friends. As he deals with his sexual orientation, he and his friends must also confront abuse and murder in the small mining town of Pine Hills, nestled away in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

Disclaimer – If you want a story with lots of sex, look elsewhere. This is a love story. Seeing, as it is a love story, sex is in there, but it is in realistic balance in the characters’ lives. The story contains sexual encounters between high school age minors, and has some violence. If this offends you, or if it’s not legal for you to read, please do not read. This is pure fiction. No one in this story is a real person, living or deceased. Any similarities, is just a coincidence.

This story is Copyright © 2011-2014 Billy Martin, All rights reserved. Distribution for commercial gain, including, but not limited to, posting on sites or newsgroups, distribution as parts or in book form (either as a whole or part of a compilation) with or without a fee, or distribution on CD, DVD, or any other electronic media with or without a fee, is expressly prohibited without the author's written consent. You may download one (1) copy of this story for personal use; any and all commercial use excepting educational institutions requires the author's written consent. Any and all linking by external sites requires the author's permission. The author may be contacted at: billybratii@gmail.com

Story Recommendations (6 members)

  • Action Packed 3
  • Addictive/Pacing 3
  • Characters 6
  • Chills 1
  • Cliffhanger 2
  • Compelling 2
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 1
  • Tearjerker 3
  • Unique 1
  • World Building 0

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   5 of 6 members found this review helpful 5 / 6 members

Teenager Andy Collins has a lot on his plate as he struggles with illness and bigotry, but pulls through thanks to the loyalty of his best friend, the love of his boyfriend, a limitless supply of money, and a father who is also a judge. Andy's kind heart and forgiving nature makes him a very likable boy and his health issues ensure a certain amount of sympathy. This is a good story with an unusual setting. Well worth reading.

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How do you write a story that is a rollercoaster of emotion and gains gripping pace as it unfolds? I don't know but @Billy Martin does and this story is full of it as Andy Collins lives his adolescent life. I don't want to say too much or I may give away the story so I suggest that others should read and enjoy it for themselves, it is a really good story that I recommend.

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