The Tattooed Sisters and other stories by Bill Nagelkerke
The Tattooed Sisters and other stories by Bill Nagelkerke. Pub Self. Available Amazon.com 2016.
Kira and Miranda have been friends since pre-school but just as they reach their teen years Kira’s parents announce they are moving away. The girls are stunned . What can they do to cement their friendship forever? A tattoo each, the same one but what will it be and where will they put it?
Read this excellent book of short stories by an author who has shown mastery of this genre. Every writer will tell you to write what you know about and Bill Nagelkerke has tapped into the rich vein of his childhood plus observations of life around him as an adult.
The stories are all tightly written and include subjects like bullying and the value and power of reading. This book of 20 short stories and poems will appeal to a wide range of readers from primary intermediate age to high school and young adult.
I recognised many similar aspects from my own childhood but couldn’t write them as well as Bill.