May 06, 2014 by in Forthcoming Publications

Wheelchair Warriors

Ponderous Maxine lobbed her Molotov cocktail into Kilkeith House with venomous  satisfaction. Big John, commandeering the builder’s digger, has laid waste its extensive gardens. In the near distance the Farm Estate is aflame; rioters wreaking revenge against police brutality. Monica Wormange, head of Kilkeith’s independence training unit, lies dead in her bunker, phone clutched in her charred hand. Her boys and girls, as Monica referred to Kilkeith’s physically disabled young adults, had finally revolted against her capricious, authoritarian regime.

Joey Cribb, a six foot five Liverpool criminal and Kilkeith volunteer, had teamed up with local councillor Joshua Mukomo, a political refugee from Zimconga. Together they help residents’ fight back following Monica’s forced medication of Hyacinth for sleeping with Simon, a fellow wheelchaired resident. Rumours about Hyacinth’s mis-treatment, galvanise the community to organise a vigil outside Kilkeith. Following Hyacinth’s hospitalisation residents plan their own just retribution.

Wheelchair Warriors, part based on real events, is a story of courage and resilience by individuals too often excluded from mainstream society by fear and prejudice.

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