That Four Barrel Summer

1956 FordWe are pleased to announce that we placed third in the non-fiction category for this year’s writing contest sponsored by the Gulf Coast Writers Association. Here is the story’s opening.

“I first saw a harder edge to my Dad that four-barrel summer. It started with my car. I was 17, done high school awaiting fall and the start of college. It was ‘56 Ford coupe, V-8 with “three on the tree.“ It was my ride to and from college because Dad, an electrician, needed the family car for the 30-mile jaunt to his job in Hartford.”

Read the entire piece here.

 

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About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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