Desert Passage by P.S. Carrillo

Published on June 2016 | Categories: Types, Creative Writing | Downloads: 41 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173
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Miguel and Ramón, cousins raised together as brothers, are facing the summer before ninthgrade without cell phones, iPods, or video games. Miguel’s stern father thinks the boys need toshape up, and he exiles them to thier grandmother’s remote Arizona town to do nothing but tediouschores while the rest of the family vacations in Santa Fe. Fortunately, the boys stumble uponsomething less modern than their confiscated gadgets, but interesting nonetheless, while cleaningout a shed.Their discovery—a Vespa P200E—turns out to be the teens’ salvation when somethingunexpected happens. On a journey across the Southwestern desert to join their family in NewMexico, the boys confron danger on remote highways, but also find themselves on a voayge ofself-discovery. They encounter people and places—the vast Grand Canyon, breathtaking Sedona,and an ancient archeological site—that help them understand the endless possibilities their futureshold.But will Miguel and Ramón make it safely to Santa Fe? And will an unreasonable parentultimately understand the boys’ reasons for embarking on the precarious trip?

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Miguel and Ramón, cousins raised together as brothers, are facing the summer before ninthgrade without cell phones, iPods, or video games. Miguel’s stern father thinks the boys need toshape up, and he exiles them to thier grandmother’s remote Arizona town to do nothing but tediouschores while the rest of the family vacations in Santa Fe. Fortunately, the boys stumble uponsomething less modern than their confiscated gadgets, but interesting nonetheless, while cleaningout a shed.Their discovery—a Vespa P200E—turns out to be the teens’ salvation when somethingunexpected happens. On a journey across the Southwestern desert to join their family in NewMexico, the boys confron danger on remote highways, but also find themselves on a voayge ofself-discovery. They encounter people and places—the vast Grand Canyon, breathtaking Sedona,and an ancient archeological site—that help them understand the endless possibilities their futureshold.But will Miguel and Ramón make it safely to Santa Fe? And will an unreasonable parentultimately understand the boys’ reasons for embarking on the precarious trip?

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