Soundcheck was inspired by the interview transcript of a conversation between a young person and a young researcher at a Stories2Connect story-telling event at a youth group. This story is aimed at young adults and may also be of interest to education and social work professionals. The story contains references to abuse and mild expletives. This story was co-created by the Stories2Connect team and was written, illustrated and narrated by Debra Tracey.

Max misses his real mum. SS Sheila (a.k.a. Sadistic Step-mum) is a poor substitute and brings nothing but misery and trouble into Max’s life. A chance encounter with a steel drum and a friendly face offer a much welcomed opportunity for Max to put his design skills to good use and make some life changing decisions.