By Casey Watson
Bestselling writer and instructor Casey Watson stocks the scary actual tale of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old lady with a deeply stunning mystery she’s too younger to even understand.
When Casey first meets Kiera, a small mild woman who’s simply lashed out at a fellow scholar in meeting, she instantly senses something’s flawed. anything in Kiera’s eyes indicators Casey that this is often an “old head on younger shoulders”, and with Kiera’s consistent tiredness and self-soothing behavior of pulling her hair out, she follows her intuition and takes Kiera below her wing.
At first the reply turns out uncomplicated adequate; Kiera’s mom and dad aren’t jointly they usually don’t get on, which makes existence challenging for Kiera as she’s so with regards to her dad. yet because the weeks roll on, Casey starts to appreciate that there’s anything a lot darker occurring at the back of closed doorways. And whilst she eventually learns the reality, she’s terrified she won’t have the ability to keep Kiera from it.
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The bigger they were, the more they were sought after. Both stumpers and ball bearings counted more when we were playing marbles. Some kids had it down to a fine art, but quite often I lost and would end up buying some more from the local shop. At the end of the season, which I think was just before the summer holidays, one of the bigger kids who’d won most of the marbles would shout ‘scrambles’ and chuck all his marbles for the other kids to try and get. We’d all run around the playground picking up as many as we could.
We had a Chemistry lesson one day where the teacher showed us how to nickel plate copper items. Nick nickelplated all the 2p pieces that he had in his pocket and passed them off as 10p pieces at the local sweet shop later that day. When I first saw Grange Hill later on in the 1970s, it seemed to me that it was just how things were in those days. indd 60 60 01/09/2014 12:19 Four Cars, Buses and Petrol The 1970s, to me, had some of the best cars. They might have been unreliable rust buckets but they certainly seemed to have plenty of character.
We all loved basketball at the time because of the Harlem Globetrotters. Most of us just knew them from the cartoon on the TV. We also had cross-country. Every school at the time had a PE teacher who was a bully and ours was no different. It was no fun getting your ear or hair pulled, or having inane comments shouted in your lugholes. Teachers were a different breed back in the 1970s. You seemed to be able to get the cane for just about anything, but the main crime seemed to be ‘mitching’ or playing truant.
A Stolen Childhood: A Dark Past, a Terrible Secret, a Girl Without a Future by Casey Watson