It does however suffer from one of my pet peeves in e-books and that's padding with the author's other content. The short story ends at 80% and then there's a chapter for another book. A shout out, or a link is fine, but a fifth of the content devoted to another book is a bit much.
That aside this is a decent short story and you feel for the characters as the plot progresses. With more development it could have been a great story.
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Bobby Trask is a twelve-year-old kid in a bad place. His father is an abusive drunk with muddled religious views, and his mother, as hard as she tries to defend her son, only ever ends up delaying the inevitable. Things take a turn for the worse one Friday when Bobby brings home a black eye from school. The following day his father brings him out into the woods on mission to do “God’s Work” and bring him into adulthood.
A coming of age story about the sins of a father and a boy’s chance to absolve himself from them.