Paper Clip (trailer)

A young boy recently released from juvenile rediscovers the world through a newfound love of books.

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Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Got my phone back, my clothes back, and a fresh ticket to freedom, but no ride home.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

It was crazy in there. There ain’t no discrepancies between none of us in Juvie.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

So here I am, taking the city bus home. Everything slowly melting into the same old sights and the same old route.

Later that day
Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Just got my other phone back and charged and already Ev is hitting me up again.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Ev’s my best friend, but also he’s probably trying to drag me into some new kind of trouble.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Want to do some more reading, but I gotta do some housekeeping first, otherwise nothing is going to be comfortable.

The next day
Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

I just remembered a name. Kevin Young. It was a recommendation from Courtney, but I forgot about it.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

She said I would like him. Said we’d connect. Whatever that means. But then she never brought his books in. I could never read his stuff.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

“Like life, there’s no one way to do it, & a hundred ways, from here to Sunday, to get it dead wrong.”

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Damn. That line is tight.

Later that week
Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Caught sight of that bully Selleck in the alley across the street, and he caught sighta me too pretty sure.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Oh shit, Ev is going into the alley after Selleck.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

I can hear talking. Now yelling. Shit. I think they’re fighting in the alleyway. Fuck.

The next day
Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

I just got home and Alicia was just tweaking.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

She was fussing around me and said that I need to get rid of all the books in my room because dad might be coming back soon.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

That guy is the whole reason I went to juvie. If I hadn’t trashed his car he woulda turned his rage on Kaley and Alicia.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

The old man is old fashioned. A hard worker and alcoholic who thinks books are a pipe-dream for people like us. This we should get jobs and settle down.

Sullivan
@su11enwr1ter

Naw, dad. We not cool. We never gonna be cool.

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