Going Away

Going Away

by Jose R. Rodriguez

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Short story. A young man sees no future in his small town and seeks an unorthodox way of getting out, leaving behind those who he thought he hated but realizing that those left behind are also victims of their common sad circumstances.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033015474
Publisher: Jose R. Rodriguez
Publication date: 01/28/2012
Series: Short stories , #6
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 186 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Biography I was Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish parents. I came to the U.S. in 1980 to study; my parents were glad to buy me a one-way ticket and helped me pack my bags. B.S in Aeronautical Engineering and M.S in Aerospace Engineering. Since then I have worked as an engineer and a computer programmer in the structural timber industry. I'm a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. I used to skydive until I busted a knee in my 985th jump. I took up bicycling and now I'm an avid mountain biker having busted a few body parts and cracked a few helmets on rocky, steep Colorado trails. I enjoy cross country riding at night and down hilling at ski resorts during the summer days. I race BMX. I used to fly small airplanes but let private license expire because it got expensive. Publishing Credits Published work: “The Tomato King,” Summer 1994, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey City, NJ. “Guacaipuro’s Gold,” Vol. 7, No. 2, Chiricu, Indiana State University, Bloomington, In. “Moonstruck,” Spring 1995, Saint Joseph’s Magazine, Jersey. “Old Tales,” No. 18, 1995, Latino Stuff Review, Miami, Fl. “Tramps,” New Texas 95, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx. Winner of the 1995 Betty Greene Fiction Award. “El Norteno,” August 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line. “Pedro Orozco,” October 1996, Hispanic Magazine OnLine, America On Line, winner of their first literary contest. Has written six unpublished novels in the past few years . Winner of the 2010 Dirt Rag magazine literary contest with "King of the hill" short story (see October issue).

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Going Away 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A character, a setting, an obstacle, the challenge faced. Resolution. Growth. Excellent. Better than most short stories taught in my h.s. Literature classes. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a awesome story.....jw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jose had lived with his Aunt Clara. He was getting slap on his behind and he was running away from her. Clara had a lot of live in boyfriends not a fatherly type. Jose lived with the her for a long time and was battered too. Clara's live in boyfriend's name was Belisardo he was also hitting Jose now instead of Clara. I think this was child abruse . I enjoyed this novel.ShelleyMA
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Read all hise stuff love it love it