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By Nick Holloway

Nick Holloway’s nursing occupation was once spent operating in care houses in South Wales. His many studies, unhappy, surprising, harrowing, uplifting, miserable and fun, encouraged him to put in writing Autumn’s colors, his first novel. This light-hearted tale is decided in an imaginary care domestic within the Dorset city of Dorchester, England, the city within which Nick educated as a nurse. the folk and occasions within the ebook are dependent heavily on actual care houses, genuine humans and actual cities. They squabble, chat, fall out, banter, make pals and try and seduce one another – similar to humans within the open air international. The occasions defined within the ebook may be universal to somebody who works in a care domestic, or who visits anyone in a single.

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Leonard complied and pulled the car over to the side of the dimly lit street. Cecil exited the car with his string art. Almost immediately, a car rolled up behind us with its headlights off. The bright lights came on just as the car came to a stop, only inches away from our bumper. Instantly the headlights of the car parked in front of us came on as well. Both of the cars’ headlights were on their brightest beams, illuminating the inside of Leonard’s car. The four of us sat there like sitting ducks in a shooting gallery.

I was three years old and standing in the street, watching the taxi roll away. My mom sat in the backseat of the cab, yelling at me through the window to get back in the yard. I heard Glen Campbell singing “Rhinestone Cowboy” on the taxi’s dashboard radio as I stepped back on the grass and the car pulled out of the trailer park where we lived. I stood there alone, silently calling out for Mama to come back. It wasn’t the first time she had left, and it would not be the last time I would experience a similar scenario during my early childhood.

It took several hours for the firemen to extinguish the blaze, finishing the job before the flames fanned out to the wood-frame mill houses nearby. I never squealed on Carver, but when Mama heard he was a troublemaker and probably the one who had started the fire in the field, she told me to stay away from him. That was easier said than done. indd 32 7/18/14 12:08 PM Vance Street Vice, Mayhem, and Murder 33 Carver I couldn’t be his friend anymore made me just one more person in his life who rejected him.

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