Regan’s story is riveting...what folks missed in Mayweather and Pacquiao

Now we are not trying to hype a piece of fiction by comparing it to the fight of all fights that left many boxing fans disappointed and lawsuits flying.  What we are saying that Marc D Regan’s fiction, “Goin Up the Country” offers a story rooted in cultural and social nuances that many of us may never experience.  The story packs a punch with “down home” language.  It jabs with literary nuances and a boxer’s prizefighting stance.  You will have to decide whether or not it hits below the belt.  With a provocative style and realistic framework, here is how Regan’s story kicks off in aaduna's upcoming issue:


First the pivotal fact:  I was burned.  Severely.  At my sixteenth birthday party.  Monkey business gone awry, involving a group of unknown assailants, flammable liquid, and actual fire.  Probably a discarded cigarette butt.  That was four years back.  A twisted road stretches between that fateful July night and this September night, a road littered with the debris of surviving third-degree burns (on my head and neck—my face and hair were virtually erased.).  If you retraced the steps of my journey from grave injury to the fractured recovery I now “enjoy,” you’d stumble on dim memories of burn units and docs, nurses, initially little-to-no pain, and then pain, the kind that annihilates awareness of all else, the way a sledgehammer walloping a cake crowned with candles.  Next you discover the all-encompassing hunger I developed for drugs designed to ease the pain, as well as the hope I clung to regarding skin grafts, procedures, and operations to restore my countenance to a semblance of normalcy.  You would witness my exile from the popularity a high school sports star takes for granted and perhaps, too, you would feel the cold devastation born of being shunned by friends and eventually losing parents to an abrupt, unending flood of booze.  You might witness botched suicide attempts.  Bad habits and worst lifestyle choices.

Want the rest of “Goin Up the Country?”  Marc D Regan's work will be published  in a few days.  You waited patiently for Mayweather and Pacquiao and were  diasappointed.  We do not embrace disappointment!

Regan…coming soon.  

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