Children In The City Of The Fallen Towers

Title:  Children In The City Of The Fallen Towers  –  A Short Story

Author: Joey Pinkney

Publisher: SolaPress Publishing (September 12, 2015)

Number of Pages:  20 pages

ASIN: B00B5J4PP6 (EBook)

About The Author:

Joey Pinkney is an award-winning author, award-winning book reviewer, book promoter and chocoholic. He favors writing short stories, novellas and essays over longer pieces. His short stories have been published in various in anthologies and compilations. He has been an active participant in the book industry for over a decade – and has been writing for even longer. His first published book review came in 2004 in a local newspaper in Nashville, TN. Since then, he has reviewed book for various book industry websites. He also maintains a popular author interview and book review series.

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About This Book:

Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story tells the tale of two people who became orphans as a result of the 9/11 Tragedy. What do you do when you suddenly have “no mother and no future, only a broken city?” Meet Mia Genesis Mendez, a little girl whose small world just got smaller: her mother died at Ground Zero less than two days prior. Stuck inside of her Abuela Mendez’s tight East Harlem apartment with her big brother Carlos, Mia battles against heartache, pain and confusion – and suffers the sting of Abuela Mendez’s belt. Buy Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story, and join the discussion. (This version of Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story is 1,800+ words and includes an in-depth Author’s Note, Selected Links and more.)

Praise for Children in the City of the Fallen Towers: A Short Story:

“I didn’t expect this short story to affect me nearly as much as it did. These are easy characters to care about, and the fact that they are so well drawn in just a few words speaks to the author’s talent.”

“It is a gift to tell a story, portray characters, personalities and life’s events in reality with brevity.”

“I felt sad and wondered what was going to happen to them after I read this.”

“The storyteller brought emotions to bear and were greater than expected.”

Children In The City Of The Fallen Towers  Book Review:

Many of us have witnessed the horrible tragedy attack of 9/11. We have memories exactly where we were at that moment when we heard the news. The spitting image of the towers collapsing never really fade away from our reflections. “Children in the City of the Fallen Towers” by Joey Pinkney is a description about the aftermath of the Twin Towers collapsing, seen through the eyes of a young girl and her older brother, both of whom are dealing with the loss of their mother, who perished in the Towers. This is a wonderfully written short story in order that apprehension in infrequent up to now emotionally-driven expression. Nevertheless what Mia and Carlos learn about each other, established a  bond they developed closer relationship.  While I was reading this story, I started to  feel emotional and ask oneself what was going to happen to them after this story. I know this all feel so real, because I was involved in the  9/11 tragedy myself. I worked at the World Trade Center on the 71st Floor but on that day, I supposed to be at worked around 8 o’clock but I end up overslept and was real late to work. Thank God I did overslept that day because I could have been one of the victims. I acknowledge the fact and appreciated Mr. Joey Pinkney for providing his  notes after the story concluded. He clarify his thoughts and from what source he came up with the story. That encouraged me to receive the message. Makes me wonder how all these children are doing now. Momentarily they’re trapped in the apartment of their grandmother who doesn’t care for children in general and for them in particular. As Mia look fixedly out at the wreckage of the building where her mother used to work, Carlos struggle to make his little sister feel better and ends up bring out into open the family secrets that sanction them both in dangerous limbo.These are straightforward characters to care about, and the fact that they are so flourishing peaked in just a few words speaks to the talent of Joey Pinkney’s.  The indicated of this type of story that really gives the readers to face the tragedies that occurred on 9/11. Just don’t expect to read it with dry eyes. In the vicinity of the twenty pages, previously mentioned this is a quick yet thought-provoking narrative. Mr. Joey Pinkney take into account the task of dedicated the story to the children who became orphans of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. He even gives observation into according to what and why this story became into reality. I highly recommend Children in the City of the Fallen Towers. It is a present-day tale. I personally give my standing ovation to this God-given gifted writer Joey Pinkney for this beautiful narrative. I am looking forward to read more writings from Mr. Joey Pinkney.



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