- File Size: 201 KB
- Print Length: 20 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: SolaPress Publishing (September 12, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015BXG0EU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,165,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: a short story Kindle Edition
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This is a beautifully written short story that captures in sparse yet emotionally-driven language. As Mia and Carlos find themselves trapped in an apartment at the George Washington Carver Homes in Spanish Harlem with their abusive grandmother, they must also come to terms with the knowledge that nothing will ever be the same. In a sense, they've both lost their innocence. There is no one to save them from the fury and blows dealt them by their grandmother. Their hero (their mother) has died. They must save themselves.
At twenty pages, this is a quick yet thought-provoking read. The author has dedicated the story to the over 1000 orphans of September 11 and even gives insight into how and why this story came into being.
I highly recommend Children in the City of the Fallen Towers. It is a modern-day parable. Kudos, Joey Pinkney. This is a beautiful story.
It's been three days since the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York. Twelve year old Mia and her older brother Carlos know that their mother is dead. Now they're trapped in the apartment of their grandmother who doesn't care for children in general and for them in particular. As Mia stares out at the wreckage of the building where her mother used to work, Carlos tries to make his little sister feel better and ends up revealing family secrets that leave them both in dangerous limbo.
These are easy characters to care about, and the fact that they are so well drawn in just a few words speaks to the author's talent. This is the type of story that really gives a human face to the tragedies that occurred on 9/11. Just don't expect to read it with dry eyes.
Joey does a great job developing the two characters in this post-911 tale of two children horribly affected by a family tragedy after the twin towers fell. The older brother, Carlos, does his best to comfort his little sister who is trying to make sense of the horrible loss of their mother. Carlos has a secret and in his kindness has no choice but to reveal it. The ending is quite surprising and leaves you feeling torn about the choice the children make to survive their situation and make a new life for themselves.
This is a great storyline that addresses those that experienced loss and became lost in 911's aftermath. Great job Joey Pinkney!
This story packs a lot emotion in a short time. One of many untold stories as a result of such a tragic and cowardly attack. The topic itself is still an open wound for many of us here in the U.S. and Joey Pinkney pinpointed a personal story bringing the emotional impact of the story to another level.
Joey's writing is realistic and simple creating characters that we can believe actually exists which for me adds to the power of this tale. This story is truly alive. Very well done and highly recommended.
You can almost sit and watch the conversations that occur between Carlos and Mia. I dare say you can see their faces due to interaction as brother and sister.
With gentle pen to ink you will read and respect the honor the author gave to the victims.
I was not aware how many children were made orphans during 9/11.
Thank you for this reminder.
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