QUOTES

Meet some of the characters from CLIPPED WINGS

"I'm NOT a cigarette smoker, I sometimes hotbox – ya know, from time to time, but I never inhale. An occasional cig helps relieve stress – it calms me. I go through 'bout a pack of smokes a day. I have a lot of stress – ya know."-- Shane Davison

“School, no matter if it's elementary, junior high, or high school isn't much different than in the real world. Everyone gets a label, if ya like it or not, and that label sticks with ya for the rest of one's life. If ya ask me, that kinda sucks a big one – ya know.” -- Shane Davison

"Having an annoying brat of a little sister is a royal pain-in-the-ass. I was happy being an only child, that meant I got all the attention and if I did get in trouble it was of my own doing. But with a little sister I get blamed for everything, I'm always in trouble because Cassie finds some way to make everything MY fault. I hate her for spoiling the good thing I had before she came along. Then there's times like right now, Cassie and I are watching TV – she climbs into the chair with me. She nudges her snotty nose into my chest and falls asleep in my arms. I blink back the tears as I hold her. My breathing slows to match hers. I softly kiss the top of her head. Maybe little sisters aren't that bad after-all. But I swear, if you tell anyone, I'll deny every word. I swear I will." -- Shane Davison

"This past summer, I moved in with Auntie, into this two-bit Oklahoma town from Los Angeles, after my Dad – a big-shot stock broker was incarcerated for insider trading, embezzlement, and money laundering. This killed my Mom, she was devastated and ended her life with a bottle of pills. I'm a high school junior, I've always attended private schools, but Auntie decided I need to 'build character', so I'm attending public school for the first time in my life. Being a football player, I've learned that life can sometimes throw a curve-ball. Coming from affluence and privilege, I could probably commit murder in this shit-hole of a town – and get away with it." -- "Cal" Corbin

"Shane's the bestest big brother in the whole wide world. He calls me his Princess an' he's my Prince. Someday when I grow up, I'm gonna marry him. That way we'll live hap-lee for ever an' ever, just like the story in my picture book." -- "Cassie" Davison

“Should you happen to see me in the hallways, you'd most likely call me the 'school janitor'. In all actuality, I'm much more, I'm the eyes and ears of this school – I know everything that goes on at this campus. It's not my place to judge or condemn. I passively observe. Maybe that's why my official job title is: Custodial Engineer.” -- Gunther

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