HOT SHOT, THE, $?, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 58 pgs.

The Hot Shot is a short story about two runaways, their life on the streets, loneliness, friendship, and the sickness that comes with methamphetamine. Taken directly from the author’s life, this personal and heartbreaking story is well written, describing perfectly their world of homelessness and the struggle to make it on your own. Highlighted is the reality of needing kindness, generosity, and patience from strangers and those we know. Human connection is desperately shown as a necessity—and really a saving grace—when living with drug use and the trauma that comes with it. A heartbreaking first chapter from a larger collection of short stories. –Tricia Ramos (The Hot Shot, 1020 NW 9th Ave. #1112, Portland, OR 97209)