David's mark

David's mark

by DeWayne Watts


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David's mark by DeWayne Watts

"This is what I call a testimony book...this is one of the better testimony books I've read"

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David's mark - A Boy's story of Abuse in 1970's America

David's mark is the novelization of the life of the author. DeWayne Watts started out his life in what appeared to be a perfect family, then at age 6 the thread in the tapestry was pulled and all quickly became dark.

He does not go into graphic accounts of sexual abuse but instead leaves it up to the reader to know what happened. The book has been called a "tastefully presented account of a horrible life of a child".

He tells the account of his life without the use of profanity or detailed accounts of sexual abuse. Instead he focuses on the thoughts and feelings he experienced at the time and attempts to help the reader to fully understand the fear that a boy faces in a house of abuse and the fear that paralyzed his mama.

He takes the reader through several states to end up in Houston Texas in 1976. It was during this time that his father saw the profit in using him at age 9 for money. Many boys used in the mid-1970's in Houston for the sex trade were street walkers, portable convertible van boys, or cheap motel boys, but a few were held out for the elite that visited Texas. DeWayne had blond hair and hazel eyes, he was small framed and retained a look of innocence and boys with these characteristics were set apart and taken to the most opulent homes in the Houston area. DeWayne and a few of his friends were in this group.

Many boys were killed in various acts, killed themselves or were killed to ensure secrets were kept. David's mark ends with such an account. To this day many deaths of boys in the 1970's remain cold cases and sadly always will. No one cared form them than and it remains so to this day. Boys as young as 5 and as old as 18 were murdered and wrote off by the police as run-aways, drug overdoses, suicides, or street kids who starved to death. The facts were that most were murdered after their usefulness was exhausted.

DeWayne still lives in a state of concern for the past, a past he has yet to leave behind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495964497
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2014
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

DeWayne Watts currently resides in Tennessee with his wife of 25+ years.

He fathered three children, the first of which passed away. His two sons have matured into two responsible men in their respective communities.

He started writing at an early age, and in 1984 and 1985 had poems published in a literary magazine. At the age of 14 he did a walk-on role in the movie 'Rumble Fish' and during that same summer spent many hours on set watching Francis Ford Copula direct, which inspired a love for movie production. He has made over 45 semi-commercial and commercial videos.

His parents divorced when he was 6 years old and over the course of his life his father married 6 or more times and mother perhaps 5 or more. In between 'step-parents' others came and went.
He has a love of reading and knowledge.

In his spare time he tries to keep up with archaeology, physics, quantum physics, quantum mechanics, astronomy, medical advancements and scientific achievements. He enjoys reading fiction, science fiction, biographies, non-fiction, manuals, periodicals, and the Scriptures.

He holds a CompTIA A+ Certification, 3 DCSE Certification's and two other IT degrees. Since 2010 he has been working on a theory for dark energy/matter. It is currently at a state that it needs a solve. He is actively involved in a volunteer educational work in the community which he lives.

Visit his blog at www.dewaynewatts.com to keep up to date on all his current projects.

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