“In the Ally” — Part 1

This short story is in three parts: one of a kid who grew up in the inner city, another of a rich kid who fell, and their point of contact. I’m not sure about how far to go with the inflected speech of the first young man, Jamal. One of my friends helped me with the authenticity of it. I don’t know if it’s too much or not. What do you think?   “In the Alley” — Part 1 Jamal Dad beat me every time he got drunk, and he got drunk every day. Da one time I can remember…

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