WET MATCHES Excerpt

WET MATCHES a novel By Randolph Randy Camp

WET MATCHES a novel By Randolph Randy Camp

‘FALSE DANDELIONS’ is a contemporary Southern crime fiction novel set in rural Virginia. It’s now available in paperback and ebook (Kindle) on Amazon. You may also purchase a copy via the following LINK  https://www.createspace.com/3942146                                                                                      

Randy Camp thinking n’ writing his next movie scene

WET MATCHES A NOVEL excerpt…..We find Shelly, Josie, Robbie, Cole and Micky handing their intake questionnaire forms to the overworked receptionist behind the counter. There aren’t enough chairs for the weary crowd packed into the lobby.  Reluctantly, the teens join the others already standing against the walls.  Eye-catching posters offering messages about drug prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, pregnancy prevention and prenatal care grace the lobby walls…We focus on the receptionist as she thumbs through the teens’ intake forms…She dons a peculiar, puzzled expression while scanning the teens’ answers on their questionnaires….Briefly looking up, the receptionist notice Crystal entering the lobby area…the receptionist gets Crystal’s attention “Hey, Crystal, come here…You gotta see this.”

‘Wet Matches’ takes a contemporary look at America’s ever-growing teen runaway and youth homeless problems.

“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.

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Author Randolph Randy Camp discussing his novel WET MATCHES with high school students in New York, December 2013.

Author Randolph Randy Camp discussing his novel WET MATCHES with high school students in New York, December 2013.

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Contemporary novelist Randolph Randy Camp being honored by the Buffalo Erie County Public Library staff for having his three novels go into circulation at all local branches.

Contemporary novelist Randolph Randy Camp being honored by the Buffalo Erie County Public Library staff for having his three novels go into circulation at all local branches.

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About Randolph Randy Camp

Randolph Randy Camp: Screenwriter, Blogger , Storyteller, Youth Advocate and Mentor : The country boy from the backwoods of Virginia with a thousand stories to tell.
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