A collection of 20 short stories from various authors
The Shortcut: 20 Stories To Get You From Here To There
The Rising Star
The story is about a young man who uses basketball to better his life. It is a journey out of the inner-city and to the halls of America's elite schools.
It was moderately cool for an August day in New York. The bluish-gray sky had a slight overcast and was shielding the sun from making its decent on the asphalt. Summers are brutal in the city. There is no place to escape the heat and no place to cool off. For some reason the neighborhood doesn’t seem to pay much attention to the weather when there is a pick up game going on. Lord knows the only thing that passes the day around here in the summer is a game of hoops. The nights are passed in the same manner. This is inner-city life. There is no question, the local folk law states “legends are made here.” The deliberation is who will be the next.