The Nearly Boy – Alyson Faye
900 words Teen Fiction
A young teen lad, who is being bullied at school, with a difficult home life, finds his confidence and a new job using his parkour skills.
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Sam ran down the pavement, vaulted a bollard, lassoed a lamp post with his right arm and swung himself over the fence next to the school playground, landing crouched but balanced, on the tarmac. He was late as usual. It was impossible trying to get Millie up, give her breakfast, get her dressed, drop her at school and still be on time himself. Meanwhile their Mum lay in bed, too sad to get up since his Dad had left.