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I was born and raised in Indianapolis where I currently reside and attend college at IUPUI. I also studied at New Mexico State University for two years. I am a creative writing major and am striving towards earning my Master of Fine Arts degree. I've been writing since grade school and can't imagine doing anything else with my life.

Story: The New Aesthetic

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Lisa Rose

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So many lives are effected by small events that we take for granted. This reminds me of the movie 'Crash'. Nick believed that no one ever saw anyone as they went about their day. He was always trying to get someone to listen to him. Emily and Aerial had grown apart and didn't want to see each other any more (I liked the use of dialogue between the two). On the night that their lives intersect, no one is paying much attention to anyone or anything. I thought it was a good story. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

Redbaron

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Fantastic read! Very emotional, thank you for your contribution to literature.

J. K.

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Good story.

r.danielle

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This story is very moving. It is definitely something that can be related to and it instantly grabs the reader and engages them. I am absolutely touched and very impressed by this work.

aman

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very nice, how he is never seen, tied in well

JenVal

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Awesome story!!!

The Wizard

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A wonderful story. Clearly the front runner in this competition i have no clue why Mr. Nix isn't above pizza girl. Let's fix that folks.

Alyce Wilson

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The author's command of metaphor and imagery raises this piece to a higher level. The plot, however, is the downfall of this story. While the boy is meant to be relatable, the source of his depression seems implausible. Rather, he seems to be as self-involved as the texting friend, simply in another way. This story might come across as more believable if it dealt with some of the real issues that many teens face. Why, for example, was he seeking an escape in videogames? What, exactly, was he escaping?

quiet unlooker

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Didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. If it was free, I would download books from this author, but I doubt I would pay for works of this caliber. It just didn't quite hit the mark for me.

thatperson

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Well-written and relevant. The writing style drew me in from the beginning, which has been rare among stories in this contest.

That one girl

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Loved it! You are a delightful writer with an amazing gift. I'm glad to see you aren't wasting it! This short story is one of the best I've ever read, by far. I cannot wait to see more from you.

Caroline

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Good story.

MCC

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A great read! You've really captured several issues facing our society today and addressed them with a unique depth and style.

Coolfunny

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This is an excellent read!! I absolutely love it. It highlights the problems with communication in society today!!

Book lover

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Started out really good, but lost me when it switched view points. Pretty much that was my cycle with this story. Loved it, hated it, loved it hated it...The first switch over was the worst for me...Ultimately, good ending. Not a bad story, not great but not bad.

Maggie

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This story puts into words something that I have felt for a long time. Wonderfully written, Kev.

Handel Von Uberschnien

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This story is like a hotdog on a stick, I just couldn't stop devouring every word. Keep up the good work, Kev.

Lucas

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This story covers a very relevant problem in our society and I think it does a very good job of it. Good writing always reflects issues in the real world and this accomplishes that masterfully.

LJM

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Great short read!!! Glad I read it!!!

Emily

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Very close to my heart!

MIMI

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very good. I am a fan of Dean Koontz. This reminds me of his work. VERY SPOOKY. I COULD GO ON AND ON.

jakthelion

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You always somehow seem to connect and relate to me on everything I feel. Only you have a much superior way of putting it in to words than I do. You're a genius and I will go to the grave defending that.

foxylady

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SPIRIT...taken from Webster's II New College Dictionary...(6a,b) a."The part of a human being associated with the mind and feelings as distinguished from the physical body. (b) A person's essential nature." It is apparent that this young man is in tune with his inner spirit. Anyone with "depth" will realize that he "nailed it!"

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