Something Wicked: A Short Story Collection
John A Galeotto, author
The six selected stories and the bonus novel excerpt cover the spectrum of what is or is not wicked. Having Boston and Massachusetts as the setting just adds to its wickedness. Follow a recently released murderer as he struggles with his life altering project (The Project). Gain access into the mind of a notorious stick-up kid, who enhances his reputation by taking credit for a murder he did not commit (Only Time Can tell). A sightseeing trip reminds someone to keep the hero inside alive (The Top of the Hub). A bike ride to the park is not as innocent as it seems (Off to the Park). Imagine if regaining your memory after brain surgery had dire consequences (Surgery). Relationship problems in college are normal for students, unless a key bit of information is left out of the story until the end (Standard Deviation). In the novel excerpt, Da Brickz, a twelve-year-old boy’s dream of becoming a drug lord leads to murder, betrayal, love and unintended consequences.