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Without My Chain

By radiomd All Rights Reserved ©

Humor / Drama

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As the summer before high school draws rapidly to a close, Chuck is filled with trepidation and self doubt, the weight of a million unanswered impossible questions lingering in his mind, fogging his vision. Juggling the daily expectations of any young man; go to school, go on dates, have sex, don’t get anyone pregnant, Chuck turns to others around him for answers yet his insatiable thirst for more cannot be quenched. He must decide whether to take a leap of faith and discover what his life truly means or remain stagnant and lose all hope of ever understanding anything more.

Introduction

August 1982

The summer before high school was rapidly drawing to a close.  I was filled with trepidation, angst, and self-doubt.  I had millions of questions and no answers. I wanted to know how and when I would become a man.  I wanted to know what it was, exactly, that defines a man.  Is it simply the sum total of all of the physical changes, the loss of virginity or the ability to be self-sufficient? I pondered questions like these endlessly sometimes to the point of shouting them out loud into an empty sky, but no one answered. Instinctively I knew that time would move forward regardless of whether I found the answers, and with no concern whatsoever about the fact that I felt utterly unprepared. 


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