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Born and raised in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania - which sounds like a zombie battleground, if there ever was one – Lindsey Clements is a veteran of the United States Navy and graduate of Ashford University. A former copywriter with a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing, she is currently working on her Graduate Certificate in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Health Sciences. Lindsey resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two beautiful daughters, their Rottweilwer named after a beloved Firefly character and one bossy tabby cat named Boots. When she’s not writing and preparing for the inevitable zombie takeover, she enjoys crocheting cute creatures, cooking in her Kosher, gluten-free kitchen and adding to her gun collection.

Story: Brown Leather Couch

Reviews

Jim

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Nicely written. You captured his feelings well.

Joolea

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Excellent story with only a couple of areas where a good edit would polish off the edges. Masterfully written.

Mary Walz

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This was a haunting, all-too-realistic story with an ending that I certainly didn't see coming. Incredibly detailed and well-written!

kenlee

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this was absolutely amazing. lin clements definitely needs to win.

kiki

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This was spectacular. Please keep writing!

Ophelia

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This is what talent looks like. I am so happy to have discovered this story by this author. I was glued to the screen and while I loved the ending, I was sad it was over!

Daphne

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Fantastic new author. Great work!

kitkat

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I LOVE THIS! This is real writing. Lin Clements is a phenominal author. After reading this, I'm hungry for me. I can only imagine what she can do with a full length novel. More, please!

harlow

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This is the winner. I absolutely loved this piece of work. It really is a masterpiece and I would love to read more from Lin Clements! When reading this, you can feel the heart and soul that she pours into her writing. I wish there was more work out there like this.

staceykenz

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This was so powerful and moved me to my core. Lin Clements wrote this in such a way that really hits home and she truly captures the emotions of the characters in this story. Amazing.

Amber Jean

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Such amazing detail. Kept me glued the entire time! I look forward to more amazing stories in the future!

C. Elizabeth Remus (FEAR & FIRE)

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Beautiful piece, Lin. I was struck by the gentle way in which you told the story. It was an intense one, and you handled it with great care, the way that the main character seems to handle his thoughts. The end gave me chills; great job there. You are an excellent writer.

ElizabethA

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Love it!

SmAshley

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I was glued to my screen the entire time. Amazing details.

BorisJ

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Well written, obvious you are an experienced writer. The subject is hard. One thing I wonder about is if it would hit the reader this strongly if it was NOT about a scarred soldier.

hburrows

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I have to give this a 5 star as it not only immersed me into the story of a soldier, the reality of the story told is based on so many darker truths in the US today. This fictional character could be anyone, your brother, your neighbor or your friend. The twist at the end, very deep. The Author has done an excellent job with creating a world that comes alive in a few short pages. I can't wait to see more work from her in the future! Well done!

quiet unlooker

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shes got a great imagination. i enjoyed this story quite a bit. look forward to reading more from her in the future

J. K.

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Well written. Only imagining what can't be truely imagined.

KendraA

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As a contestant in this contest myself, I have been searching stories to read and enjoy....and partially to scope out the competition. As I read your story, I was engaged from start to finish. Partly because I have so many friends and family who have served our country and party because this story is just amazing and so engaging! Keep up the great work. You are very talented and deserve to be in the top 3 for sure! Good luck!

Justagirl

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Very well written and a very talented writer. Excellent work.

Newbie

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Lin did an amazing job with a subject that is unfortunately to real. She was able to set the reader into Sam's study so that they too could smell the leather and feel the emotions reverberating around him as he sipped his tea. I did see the ending coming but hoped I was wrong and i found I was holding my breath as I moved towards the end. Well Done. I was an army wife and was lucky not to have a husband that deployed but had plenty of friends who did. I would love it if you would give me your opinion on my story. This is my first and I hope to be able to use imagery as well as you do some day! Janie Brown

Erik Gustafson

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Wow! Brilliant story. I spent 20 years in the military and am well acquainted with PTSD. Your story is very accurate and powerful. The story has a mesmerizing rhythm to it that gently and peacefully brought me to the shocking ending.

Frances Bell

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Wow! Rounded, an informative glympse into another's world, powerful, intense - absolutely everything a short story should be. Well done!

Cherie

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Lin is definitely a gifted writer. Best of luck to you!

mommd

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great story!
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