Poppy Berisford has everything going for her: a loving family, more pocket money than the average teenager and much more than her fair share of good looks. So why does she give it all up to go on the run with a boy who has nothing to offer her but toil, sweat and tears? A boy who hasn't even started to shave and like Poppy is under the impression money grows on trees.
Is this a story of true love between two teenagers, or just a case of juveniles playing at being grown ups, willing to get their fingers burnt? Only time will tell.
Violetta Antcliff has been a member of the Nottingham Writers' Club for the best part of twenty years. A winner of numerous short story competitions, her work was area short listed in Waterstone's Wow Factor story competition. Took first prize in Nottingham County Council short story competition with a story called "Irish Mouse Tales," which was published by Gypsy Shadow Publishing as an eBook in July of 2012. "A Shot in the Dark" is Violetta's 37th eBook with Gypsy Shadow since 2009 and follows "The Left Hander," "A Silent Scream," "The Rough Sleeper," "The Odd Claims of Lizzy Croft," "A Shot in the Dark," and the latest installment in the Jason Foster Series, "Jason's Teen Years." She has had her poetry and short stories read on local radio.