Tanya, Annie and Lorenzo are at the bottom of the heap. They're young but already the youth has been wrung out of them. They've been abused, they're abusive and they're difficult to like, let alone love. But it is love in all its distorted and mutated forms that holds them together.

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Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
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EXTRACT: The moment I saw you, I reckon, that very second, that's when, I knew it then, I just knew it, I felt it, I knew the feeling straight away though I never felt it before, I knew it as if it was a second skin, as if something had crawled up and bit me, like something had fallen off a building site and hit me, I knew, I loved you.

Adult themes, Adult language


Female | Teen | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 14

EXTRACT: Yeah, I got them, I tied them up with a blue ribbon and put them in a box under the bed in my room. I never had a letter before. I nearly shit myself when I got the first one. Frank the fucking fat publican handed it to me and I wouldn't take it at first, I thought, fuck, maybe it's something to do with the cops or it's a summons and if I take it I'll be fucked.

Adult themes, Adult language

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