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Free Fiction by Gary Canup
Author of Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Novellas, and Novels
Tragedy of Blood
Return to Swan Lake
A contemporary story about the complexities and corruption of the adult world encroaching upon the simple innocent world of two twelve-year-olds, who deal with the problem by retreating to a secret hideaway in the woods, which the girl has dubbed Swan Lake.
In Part One, a wealthy socialite, monomaniacally obsessed with her dream of molding her gifted daughter into a prima ballerina, relentlessly pushes the girl onward in her career until she all but forces the girl into the bed of a pedophiliac impresario.
In Part Two, a brilliant but cynical and nihilistic young man takes the now sixteen-year-old boy out to lose his virginity, and the evening turns into a violent urban nightmare.