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Short Story 
This is a short story for a nonprofit making UK website promoting new short stories and flash fiction. Just a straight read with no additional production required.
Accent/voice notes from author: "As to the regional accent or inflection, I would think the Pacific Northwest in the 1950s had more of a neutral voice inflection. Maybe a bit higher pitched for a pre-pubescent boy before his voice had changed. American flat and neutral tones. There is one characteristic I can think of, and it is the pronunciation of Washington, the state, as warshington, with an 'r', by those local and native."
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2015-06-11 10:35:12 GMT
2015-06-21 10:00:00 (GMT 0) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London 
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Student or Non-for-profit student project
1389 WORDS
English - USA and Canada
Pacific Northwest of the 1950s. Young teenage boy just before voice has broken, or if so, still quite highly pitched
Teenage Boy
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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This is a non-union project

Script Details

custom demo required 
Dad told her she would never see us kids again if she left. When Mom ran off the last time, like in the story of Huck Finn the teacher read to us, I figured it was time for me to set out for the territories. I guessed the closest I would ever get to the territories (whatever they were) was to hide out in the hobo village south of town where the railroad switching yards met the county dump. Problem was, I’d heard the stories older kids told about wandering into the hobo village and never returning. Even mom had warned me.
“Ronny, I don’t want you going near that dump or that hobo village.”
Most times my friends, Dippy and Milty, and I spied on the bums down in the hobo village. We measured our distance from them at about BB gun or slingshot range. I would take aim with the slingshot at the coffee pot on a grate over the fire; never, of course, at a person. I kept my Daisy wood-handled BB gun handy and pumped it to the maximum. The Daisy was accurate, but the steelies in the slingshot pouch did more damage. I always planned my escape route in case I was chased.
I never understood how anybody could stay there long. It’s a blast furnace in the summer. With no rain the thin ash dust coming off the garbage piles drifts into clothes and eyes. And the noise: the way the crows and gulls make high-pitched calls while floating on dead air almost matched the constant screeching of the freight train wheels as they passed through on the way to the switching yards. 
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