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Dream Kids

Dream Kids

by Michael Wayne Hampton
Dream Kids

Dream Kids

by Michael Wayne Hampton


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Out of place at an experimental high school, sensitive high school junior Bryce Hughes steals his father's pharmaceutical sales samples to stay steady and share recreationally with his wealthy, spoiled, nihilistic friends at their wild weekend parties. Hopelessly hung up on his ex-girlfriend, Paige, whose emotions are as fickle as her taste for fashion, Bryce can barely see the quiet scholarship girl, Jaycee, who adores him.

Over the course of a single school year, Bryce and his crew from The Dream Academy have to survive classes they don't understand, work in the real world, pressure to uphold their school's public brand, betrayals, and cyberbullying that threatens to push one of their own over the edge.

Each lost Dream Kid must find a way to save their future, their sense of self, and their passions, while fighting to reconcile who they are at heart with who they are believed to be by others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925965841
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 03/15/2022
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Wayne Hampton is the author of five books of fiction. His criticism, essays, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications such as Atticus Review, The Southeast Review, 3AM Magazine, and Fiction Southeast.In 2013 he won The Deerbird Novella Prize, and in 2012 his work was nominated for Best American Short Stories. In the past he has been a semi-finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, and a two-time finalist for the World's Best Short Short Story Contest. In 2014, he was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.Learn more at

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