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I'm originally from Hawaii. Just moved to Portland a few years back. This story was a work of inspiration. I really enjoyed the process, and I hope you enjoy it's fruits.

Story: Reaching


Kai Jarvis

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It's actually not a "magic pill" but it could definitely been seen that way. It's called ibogaine, and it's a root extract made from "Iboga." When I first found out about it it seemed to good to be true, I invite both of you to check it out. Why it isn't being more thoroughly tested or explored I have no idea.

Alyce Wilson

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If I read this correctly, it seems as if this is supposed to be a blend between a gritty literary fiction piece and SF. If that's true, this guy's "magic pill" for addiction needs to be described as such. Since you're using third-person semi-omniscient, you could easily describe the man's hopes: has he been developing this pill for a while? Is it his first time testing it? I feel as if there's more to this story, as intriguing as what you've put to paper already is. Please take a moment to read my story, "Dating Safari," and share your comments.


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I don't know your knowledge of addiction, but there is no magic pill in the real world. No offense, but male writers seem to have a fascination with hookers and strippers as their protagonists. Expand your mind. Most women have lots of problems - hooking not being one of them. It nice to know that man is still the best way for a woman to get out of her way. Keep writing and reading.

Lisa Rose

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I liked the message of your story. It's like the Stones' song: You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you get what you need. I did notice a few mistakes in capitalization and punctuation, no big deal. But if you want to proof-read again and submit another version they will swap it out for you. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

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