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"'Pride’s Prison' holds the all-time record at BwS for reader response. Nine years later, e-mail is still coming in to express gratitude for its sensitive portrayal of a child with Tourette’s Syndrome and practical suggestions for treatment." — Don Webb, Managing Editor, Bewildering Stories

“The climax of this short story hits the reader like an emotional sledgehammer, seemingly coming from nowhere. Seldom have I encountered an author who so effectively translated his or her life experiences into the written word. From dread through laughter and tears, ‘Pride’s Prison’ is a roller coaster of pathos.... How can a fantasy feel this real?" — Maureen O’Mally, reader and literary critic

"Great read. I didn't want the story to end." — George, a reader from Georgia

"This story is an absolutely wonderful sci-fi approach to understanding the life struggles of an awkward child. The sci-fi element is not obtrusive. It is only employed to make the story possible.

"The story is more about self-improvement, forgiveness and understanding than scientific wonders of any kind. I recommend you read this and allow it to inspire you to write a short story of your own."

—Reverand Roger Engle,

Nondenominational Christian missionary in Honduras

"Only an author who’s 'been there' could have written this story. The emotion within it is palpable." — Christine Carroll, Dublin

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