1969, A year that shaped a nation. A time of war and of resistance that left people searching for an escape from their tumultuous existence. We remember the signs, "Make love, not war," and the question that lingered on most people's minds was what are we fighting for?
Mikey is a teenage flower child looking for his place in this world. Tucker is the son of a laid-off coal miner, and life isn't turning out how he dreamed it would. However, when Mikey and Tucker hear about a concert in upstate New York promising three days of peace, love, and music, they'll do anything for the chance to go.
They set out on separate journies to find themselves, but what they discover by chance could be the gateway drug to a timeless romance. As Robert Frost said, "Ah, when to the heart of man was it ever less than a treason to go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end of a love or a season?
Join Best Selling Author Daniel Elijah Sanderfer for this far out, coming of age short story of two boys on their way to the concert of a lifetime set in 1969.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Questioning
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Class Differences, Coming of Age, First Time, Friends to Lovers, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 11000
Setting: Bethel, New York
Languages Available: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese
This was my first book I've read from Daniel. It's a short story set around two boys, Mikey and Tucker, as they embark on a journey of life and love, set around the Woodstock festival. It sweet and poignant and the ending totally had me surprised.
One of the best story tellers I have been fortunate enough to read. Not one has ever brought me to tears. Not any occasion that I recall has brought me to the amount of tears I am shedding over Mikey and Tucker.
I am exhausted from the tears I have shed over these two adorable guys. A second reading did not lessen the impact the story has on me thus tears again.
Readers should be so very impressed with this story. It is perfect for the occasion you intended without an attempt to retell history.