A short story in the Quick Reads scheme (www.quickreads.org.uk)


Ryan is 12 and streetwise. He lives with his mother and younger brother, Tommy, on a large run-down council estate. Their mother is an alcoholic who can’t look after her sons. Ryan does his best to stop Tommy and him being taken into foster care, but it isn’t enough. One afternoon, social workers suddenly arrive at school and take the brothers away. They are separated and sent to different foster carers. Ryan is very angry.

My Dad’s A Policeman is a gripping short story of Ryan’s search for his younger brother. Written in first person I write as if I was the foster child. I hope you enjoy it.

Reviews for My Dad’s a Policeman:

Dramatic and engaging …
Guardian bookshop

A gritty heartrending tale of a small boy’s search for a place to call home.
Quick Reads

Fast-paced and compelling.

Clever perspective …from an angry child’s point of view. A must read.
Kim, amazon.co.uk

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