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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.juellep­

E-book cover of ‘Grape­fruits at $5’.

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