TGIM Voices: RayShon Kelly

The Time I Stole by RayShon Kelly

One day I heard my mom say, “We are moving.” I didn’t want to leave my friends, but I had no choice. So, we moved to the projects and I met new friends. So, I was walking with them not thinking, we walked to the store. They went in and came out running. I followed them. They went to some apartments, knocked on somebody’s door, but nobody opened the door. Then they started talking about stealing. I started to walk away, but they tried to jump me. So, I stayed with them. They kicked the door wide open and ran in. I went in and started taking stuff. We ran to the park and hid the stuff we took. Then they went back, but this time I stayed outside at the park. We took lots of shoes and games. Then some of the people I was with stayed around and some left. Then we started running and jumping gates. Then we made it back. I was hoping that they didn’t get caught.

My friend said, “All you need to worry about is if they going to tell on you.” Finally, I’m in the house and my friends made it save and never brought it up again.

Even though I didn’t get caught, this was a mistake I made. I watched somebody I know actually get caught. It was my dad’s girlfriend. She got caught. So, I can learn from it because she was away from her kids. So, I’m going to learn from watching her because I don’t want to be away from my mom.

RayShon’s Goal for College

RayShon’s goal for college is to work hard to earn a scholarship, and to save money he earns from selling our books and eBooks. When you download Stories of Hope, RayShon earns $3. Your purchase also ensures that participants like him can continue to access Writing for the Soul Workshop™ at no cost to them. During checkout, enter Coupon Code: rayshon17 to get the eBook for only $8.99. You save $1.00!

About Stories of Hope:

Stories of Hope is a compilation of heart wrenching, and liberating short stories written by youth participating in Writing for the Soul Workshop™ around the world. Through a unique structure offering both engagement -and reward, this workshop brings education and passion together in a way that offers permanent life changing impact. As noted in the forward by educator Sarah Lankford, these unique and amazing individuals have received a rare opportunity to share a story they needed to share … and develop a love of writing as a result.


eBook: $9.99
Soft Cover: $12.99
Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Color: Black & White on White paper
Page Count: 158 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1537368849
ISBN-10: 1537368842
BISAC: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General

Purchase a copy of the book or download the eBook and enjoy it from your favorite device today! Stay connected with updates from our workshops here in the United States on Facebook at: Writing for the Soul Workshop™ in North America.


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