Cedric Eder: A Short Story

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Cedric Eder had been living in Glace Bay, Port area at the southern part of The New Morram City for as long as he could remember in his 18th-year-old life. He was the only son of Alan Eder, a tough fisherman whose life bound with the tide of the sea life. Numerous times caught by a thunderous storm when he was sailing on the sea and dangling between life and death, his father kept his vivid dream that one day his son would follow his way of struggling life against the sea. Cedric’s childhood was a series of stories of plunging out into the sea, repeatedly drowning before being pulled out of the sea using fishnet by other fishermen, wandering around the stinky fish market, and being cornered at dark and empty alley by a bunch of burly fishermen kids. No boys wanted to befriend him, and he soon found out that his father’s worried about the way his body developed. His posture’s lean and slender. His skin was damp, wet like a moist baby skin. it's also chalky pale as if it was malnourished and bloodless, no matter how much he had exposed his skin to the sun. His cheek blushed with pink when he smiled, to sum up, he looked like a male version of Princess Doll. No wonder if he hardly found his place among his neighbor boys who were born with coarse features, broad shoulder, and sunburned skin. When he was at the junior high, boys and…show more content…
The fish market was the largest fish retailer and distributor in the Glace Bay area where his father rented a small stall and sold fishes. Cedric worked from the afternoon until almost midnight at the stall, bringing all his book and homework from school with him. Here’s between the stench of fish and the community of ribald people, away from the glitzy life of the downtown of the New Morram city, from the marvelous boys and girls, he miraculously saw a new
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