On August 3rd, 2015 Saint Lucian writer Juelle P Cadette will be releasing her latest work of short fiction, ‘Grapefruits at $5’ on her website: A Story about Everything. The writer, who regularly releases original short stories online, has already been receiving much praise for the picaresque-styled story.
Cadette, a social media marketer and former TV presenter, has often credited her love for writing to her father, and to her mother who is also a published author. A voracious reader, Juelle is currently working on her first anthology using Saint Lucia as a central theme. In addition, she is also very vocal about wildlife conservation.
Soaring across the beautiful wilderness of Myanmar to its principal city of Yangon, ‘Grapefruits at $5’ is a story of courage, love and perseverance. Now an orphan after losing his home and family to a natural disaster, Pha is forced into the Tetmadaw, Myanmar’s military of child soldiers. His refusal to accept this new life of murder and warfare sets him on a path where he meets up with an unlikely companion, Cho. As they make their way towards Yangon, their strengthening bond is tested.
Gyanchand Rayman, award-winning author and poet, has said, “ ‘Grapefruits at $5’ is a story of adventure which teeters on the brink of tragedy. It tells of a young boy who, out of compassion for another, chooses to be his ‘brother’s keeper.’ Masterfully told, this story will win your admiration for the young hero.”
With over 2,500 views, Juelle’s most read story, ‘Where was La Reine born’, and ‘The Mental State of Love’ are both available for purchase through Amazon. The first five hundred sales of each will be donated to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) to help with conservation initiatives around the world.
Other stories can be found here for free: http://www.juellepcadette.wix.com/blog