The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete meet a strange boy near a pond in the woods, their lives spiral out of control. What secrets does the Turtle Boy harbor?
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The Turtle Boy is a short story about eleven year-old Timmy Quinn and the odd kid he meets by a pond during one of those endless summers of youth. It's a coming of age tale that could have easily been written by Joe Lansdale or a young Stephen King.
It's a short story so there's not more I can reveal than that. However, I will say that the lesser known Chekov's Turtle rule is in full effect.
If you're a fan of coming of age tales, snapping turtles, creepy ass kids, and like free short stories, give this a read. I'm not ordinarily a fan of short stories but this one is the best I've read in a long time. Five out of five stars.
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