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Shattering Mind

By Chrissieh

A man named Steve goes out to buy his daughter a present, but he soon experiences the power of paranoia.

Short Story | Updated Dec 24, 2010 | Reads: 48 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: mental, paranoia, drama, real, life

Cachita

By Ndominguez

A young boy conflicted with religion.

Short Story | Updated Dec 23, 2010 | Reads: 38 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0

WHY DON'T YOU GET A JOB?

By Philip Roberts

Out of order; this is the story where Jack Smith gets laid off from his job.

Short Story | Updated Dec 23, 2010 | Reads: 29 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: unemployment, poverty, job, hunting, mainstream, australiana

THE BUNKER

By Philip Roberts

Jack Smith learns some harsh realities when applying for a job.

Short Story | Updated Dec 23, 2010 | Reads: 32 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: unemployment, job, hunting, poverty, australiana, mainstream

THE DOLE FOR JACK SMITH

By Philip Roberts

The latest Chris Smith/Jack Smith Story. Jack has to swallow his pride and enrol for employment benefits.

Short Story | Updated Dec 23, 2010 | Reads: 57 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: unemployment, poverty, australiana, mainstream

Last Letter by Tattooedmoon

Last Letter

By Tattooedmoon

Do you still use pen and paper to write for someone you love? When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? Some may think that it’s out dated and what not but for some, simple handwritten letter changed their lives forever thus it serves as their link to what is left for the...

Short Story | Updated Dec 23, 2010 | Reads: 56 | Comments: 7 | Likes: 1

Out Of My Bubble. by Thomas Mind

Out Of My Bubble.

By Thomas Mind

A dream. Perhaps a look into another life. Perhaps a look into your own, maybe even one you will have now.

Short Story | Updated Dec 22, 2010 | Reads: 38 | Comments: 3 | Likes: 1
Tags: dream

THE SMOKER'S COUGH

By Philip Roberts

The 7th Chris Smith story. Chris has got a job in a Footscray sweatshop.

Short Story | Updated Dec 21, 2010 | Reads: 42 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: unemployment, poverty, sweatshops, working, class, australiana, mainstream, fiction

SWEET FA

By Philip Roberts

Sixth Chris Smith story. Chris gets dumped because he cannot afford to take his girlfriend to a David Bowie concert.

Short Story | Updated Dec 21, 2010 | Reads: 35 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: unemployment, poverty, working, classes, mainstream, fiction, sweet, david, bowie

CHRIS SMITH MEETS HEINRICH HIMMLER

By Philip Roberts

Fifth Chris Smith story. In this story he meets his main abuser Alan Juchster.

Short Story | Updated Dec 21, 2010 | Reads: 48 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: unemployment, poverty, working, classes, sadism, abuse, of, unemployed, australiana

NORMA GOES TO T.A.F.E.

By Philip Roberts

The fourth in my Smith/Mayron/Bennett/Unemploment series. This story focuses mainly on Chris's stepmother, Norma Smith.

Short Story | Updated Dec 21, 2010 | Reads: 25 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: unemployment, mainstream, night, school, working, classes, australiana

A BLACK WOLF

By Philip Roberts

Originally I wrote this as a werewolf story, before realising the wolf did not need to be a werewolf. Hunting story told from the animal's point of view.

Short Story | Updated Dec 20, 2010 | Reads: 33 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: hunting, blood, sports, mainstream, psychological, terror, wolf, story, rural, fiction

CHRIS SMITH MEETS THE MANGLER

By Philip Roberts

Second of my unemployment stories, based in my own experiences. The incident with the hand is true!

Short Story | Updated Dec 20, 2010 | Reads: 37 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: mainstream, civil, rights, human, rights, psychological, terror, exploitation, sweatshops

SACK BOSSES! NOT WORKERS!

By Philip Roberts

The first of nearly 20 short stories I wrote about life on unemployment benefit in a country (Australia) where the unemployed are treated like murderers on death row.

Short Story | Updated Dec 20, 2010 | Reads: 33 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: mainstream, fiction, unemployment, civil, rights, fear, psychological, terror

PLAYING GAMES ON THE GRAVY TRAIN

By George Rolph

The nasty games politicians play to manipulate us.

Short Story | Updated Dec 19, 2010 | Reads: 40 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: corruption, politics, money, manipulation


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