The Paperboy

Somewhere in England. 1984 As he hoisted the orange bag full of newspapers onto his shoulder, twelve-year-old Jake felt an enormous sense of pride as he was about to start his first proper job. It was an opportunity to earn money that wouldn’t be coming from the pocket of his parents for second-rate efforts at washing up and keeping his room tidy. He lifted his bike up from the driveway and looked back to the house to see his Mum waving at him through the bay window, smiling from ear…