Mas­cot

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Antony John

Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheel­chair for months. He hates the way peo­ple treat him like he’s help­less now. He’s sick of go­ing to phys­i­cal ther­apy, where he isn’t mak­ing any progress. He’s tired of not hav­ing con­trol over his own body. And he misses play­ing base­ball—but not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car ac­ci­dent that paral­ysed Noah.

Noah is scared he’ll never feel like his old self again. He doesn’t want peo­ple to think of him as dif­fer­ent for the rest of his life. With the help of fam­ily and friends, he’ll have to throw off the mask he’s been hid­ing be­hind and face the fears that have kept him on the side­lines if he ever wants to move for­ward.

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