Mr. Sparks

by Danny Weston

'Who... who's operating you? cried Owen. Mr Sparks moved his eyebrows up and down. 'Take a wild guess,' he said. 'I told you before, I do all the work here.'

'But... that's... not possible.'

Owen lives with his cruel aunt in her small seaside guesthouse, and he's desperate to escape his life of drudgery. Then he meets a mysterious ventriloquist whose dummy, Mr Sparks, really seems to be able to speak by himself. And Mr Sparks is looking for a new, much younger assistant, someone who can help him run away from the dark secrets of his past. This could be the answer to Owen's problems. But just who is controlling who?

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