In the Dole-Drums

In the Dole-Drums

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Author: James Dargan
Length: 14 page(s)
Written: Feb 2014
Sales Rank: - XinXii Sales Rank
Views: 2397

Category: Fiction & Literature » Short Stories  |  Work: Story / Narration
Keywords: Short story, realism, Birmingham, Inner city, poor, jobless,

A gritty story of a working-class British man.

Dean's got a problem: the 'back to work' course from the Jobcentre,. If he doesn't go, he'll lose his dole. With a girlfriend and two kids to look after, that doesn't sound good at all. We join him on the Monday morning in this gritty story of working-class realism. Will Dean survive a week of CV writing and government brainwashing to get him back to work?

This is a 4,300-word short story.


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About the Author

James Dargan | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: Feb 2014
Publications on XinXii:  5
James Dargan was born in Birmingham, England, in 1974. Coming from an Irish background, he frequently writes about that experience. As well as England, he has also lived in the United States, Ireland, and - for the best part of fifteen years - in Warsaw, Poland, his home from home from home.

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