This Isn't How To Live

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Oliver Griffith never had an easy life. Having his heart broken when he was young, and losing buddies in Iraq, he now struggles with alcohol and PTSD. Follow him in this first-person narrative about his life.

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Chapter 1

Submitted: August 11, 2016

“I love you,” she said. The words hung in the air, lingering like smoke in the dark room. I felt a lump growing in my throat. I could... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: August 11, 2016

The sun rose over the mountains, giving the morning sky a red tinge. I rode down the highway, having trouble keeping my eyes open. I pull... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: August 11, 2016

The sky opened up with rain as I rode into Seattle. The Space Needle split the dreary sky, it’s white standing out on the grey of the s... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: August 17, 2016

I awoke to the sound of rain lightly tapping on the window. I sat up, the cold air bringing goosebumps to my bare skin. I take a deep bre... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: August 18, 2016

Nine thirty found me sitting in a bar, cradling a whiskey in my hands. The bartender was giving me worried glances from behind the counte... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: August 30, 2016

I sat with the old man all morning, sharing our memories and things we wished we could’ve done better. Eventually, we ended up just sit... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: September 09, 2016

Excuse the late post, I've had some terrible writer's block lately. Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: September 12, 2016

“Everything go okay?” Tim asked, as I walked into the lobby. “I don’t wanna talk about it,” I grumbled, opening one of the ... Read Chapter

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