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PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to DOG BONE SOUP is now #FREE at Your Amazon http://amzn.to/1T5tMAZ through Monday, MAY 23rd! ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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Pure Trash

Written by Bette A. Stevens

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By way of disclosure let me say that I read this prequel after I read the full length novel. Some reviewers have indicated they felt the ending abrupt or incomplete, but I loved this short introduction to the characters of Shawn and Willie just as much as I did the full length novel.

Nine year old Shawn and his six year old brother Willie live in a run down house without plumbing along with their hard working mother and alcoholic father. The setting is 1955 when life for two poor boys was hard, but everyday life was simple. On a Saturday morning the two brothers ride their bikes, play with slingshots, and collect bottles for change they can cash in for candy and soda at the local general store. But the well to do town citizens look down upon them, and they are…

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Comments on: "“MAKING THE BEST OF IT” review + PURE TRASH by Bette A. Stevens #FREE thru May 23" (5)

  1. Thanks, Bette for offering Pure Trash for free. I’ve downloaded it and am looking forward to reading it!
    All the best,


    • Hi, Carol. Thanks so much for your support, my friend. I hope you enjoy PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to the coming of age novel DOG BONE SOUP. Have a wonderful week and Happy Reading! Thanks, again. 🙂

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  2. That’s a great review, Bette. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. The story certainly seems familiar to me as a “Baby Boomer”. I wonder what today’s children think of it. Life is so different for them.


    • Thank you, Norah. This writer’s aim is to use the past to open discussion for kids and adults about poverty, prejudice, bullying, kindness and compassion… themes that are universal. Hope you get to download and read PURE TRASH while it’s FREE thru May 23. Would love to know what you think… xo

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      • Thanks Bette. Sounds like a wonderful aim. I might be too late for the free version, but that won’t stop me having a look anyway. 🙂


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