SHORT CHILDREN’S STORIES
Football Crazy is a warmhearted and story specially written to help children and families cope with the loss of a loved one.
Jimmy, his Dad, and Grandad are absolutely Football Crazy. They all love to watch football, talk football and play football.
The stories have contemporary themes and issues that are relevant to real children and because the stories often address difficult family situations many parents asked me if it was possible to buy them in story form. Unfortunately, the stories were under contract at the time so it wasn’t possible.
I am happy to say that this has now changed and I have been working on adapting my children’s short stories for publication. I am delighted to announce that some of them are now available on Amazon Kindle.
WRITING FOOTBALL CRAZY
But… Football Mad isn’t just about football. Football is the subject, but really the story revolved around the themes of family, love and grief.
The family in Football Crazy all go to football matches together. Football is like the glue that binds them. They all look forward to it and in this context football is really about them being together and having fun as a family.
WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES
When Grandad dies, fun is the last thing they want and football is forgotten in the face of tragedy.
Before the loss of their beloved Grandad, the game was a barometer of fun but sadly, now it becomes a barometer of grief.
Jimmy learns that time is great healer when over time football turns out to be a powerful force for healing as well as once again becoming a source of fun that unites the family.
If you and your family enjoy reading football stories you will find another story – Football Mad here.