The Yo-Yo String by Bette Nunn

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This story concerns the tragedies that befall a young girl when her parents separate and her father remarries a witchy wife.

Annie, the girl, begins running around with a rough crowd, starts taking drugs, smoking marijuana and becomes pregnant by a young man from the wrong side of the tracks. The two marry, and then divorce.

Self-pity sends her to more drugs and ultimately jail. When she finally meets someone with whom she can make a happy life, it’s all taken away from her. However, this new love and her second pregnancy manage to help get Annie’s life in order and her parents back together, but not before many moments of tears, bloodshed and deaths.

This story is highly emotional and thought provoking. It has a very unusual ending.


Bette Nunn lives in Martinsville, Indiana, is married and has three grown children. Her other published work is a book titled “Burn, Judy, Burn” about mass murderer Steven T. Judy and the young mother of three children that he killed in 1979. She has also written a small book about the Morgan County, Indiana, Courthouse and articles that have been published in detective and other national magazines.

Mrs. Nunn was a reporter, assistant editor and managing editor at The Reporter and Reporter-Times, a newspaper in Martinsville, Indiana, from 1963 to July 2003. Her career covered nearly 41 years and she continues to write news, feature stories and columns for the newspaper from her home.

Her main interests have been her family, working for the good of Martinsville High School, Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Morgan County Fair and US veterans. She enjoys writing and history and also plans to continue to write some children’s books. “The Yo-Yo String” is her first attempt at a fictional story.

She thanks her daughter Shelley for allowing use of her pictures on the cover to portray what Annie could have looked like.

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Published June 3, 2010 by Fideli Publishing Inc.. 143 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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