Wet Matches: A Novel

Wet Matches: A Novel

by Randolph Randy Camp


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"Wet Matches: A Novel" is an inspiring and uplifting story about five homeless 'throwaway' teens (all HIV positive) getting a second chance at a better life when a young couple on a high school reunion trip rescues them and takes them on a cross-country journey to their new home in sunny California. 'Wet Matches' is about friendships, and it asks the question, "How far would you go for a friend?" Fifteen years of separation didn't stop Crystal from being there for Jalan. What Crystal did for Jalan will inspire us all to take a closer look at our own relationships and friendships...Could you still laugh knowing that death was possibly lurking around the corner? Meet five free-spirited teens: Shelly, Robbie, Josie, Micky and Cole, who will inspire you to enjoy every second of your life. Shelly is pregnant. Robbie plays guitar. Josie's a little confused. Micky likes cars. Cole's a little shy. Some people called them useless. They were told to get out of town. Some people said that they were about as good as wet matches...but Jalan, Crystal and Jack thought otherwise. If you had ever been ridiculed, bullied, mocked...or if someone had ever made you feel like you was good for nothing or worthless then Randolph Randy Camp's award-winning 'Wet Matches: A Novel' is a story for you. Without being preachy-but yet-entertaining, 'Wet Matches' takes a fresh contemporary look at America's ever-increasing youth runaway and teen homeless problems. 'WET MATCHES' is a Quarter-Finals Winner of The Writers Network 14th Annual Screenplay and Fiction Competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466389281
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Randolph Randy Camp was born on March 12, 1961 in rural Spotsylvania County, Virginia. As a child, Randy began to use his strong imagination to escape his sometimes dismal surroundings. As he got older, Randy absolutely loved going to school. Randy developed a love for creating colorful characters, storytelling and writing poems and short stories throughout his school years. Randy graduated with Honors from Spotsylvania Sr. High in June 1979. Later during the summer of 1979, Randy enlisted into the US Air Force and begin to travel the globe going from base to base. While stationed at Kadena AFB on Okinawa Japan, Randy attended the Overseas Division of University of Maryland University College. After leaving the military , Randy began to devote more time to his writing career. In 2007, Randy's proudest achievement was winning the highly acclaimed Quarter-Finals Prize at the Writers Network 14th Annual Screenplay & Fiction Competition for his stories 'WET MATCHES' and '...THEN THE RAIN'. Today, Randy resides in Des Moines, Iowa. He has five daughters (Christina, Natasha, Melinda, Randie, Ranielle) and one son Joshua.

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