WHO IS GUILTY: CHILD OR ADULT?
Settling in at ‘home’ again? Is a crime imminent, or has one already happened?
This is the second in my Crime Shorts series. ‘Homed’ is the story of a boy being ‘helped’ to settle in a civilised manner. I had in mind the Australian disgust when they built standard homes for aborigines and then found that understanding and use of sanitation and housekeeping did not come automatically with the facilities provided.
We have to be inside the head of our characters when writing fiction. Even more so, perhaps, when we are ‘in the helping professions.’
There are crimes motivated by negative emotions: jealousy, anger, need to control/overpower. There are also crimes perpetrated by ignorance. The crimes we may feel most are those that penetrate our individuality. Blind kindness, adherence to established process, bureaucracy – these can lead to damage also.
Read this story and decide where the crime lies.
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Homed: Who’s guilty – child or adult? (Crime Shorts Book 2)