Shackles Of The Mind

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
Never the one to get involved in a conflict, the only kind of fight Justin Thatcher has been in, is his battle with mental illness. He's only 21, but to him, the last 11 years have felt like a lifetime. At the very moment he's ready to accept defeat, a mysterious man comes into his life. A man who promises him a new life, free of mental illness. But with every deal, there's a catch, and Justin finds himself fighting a war on two fronts. Now, Justin will discover that the illness that previously shackled him, may just end up providing him with the perseverance he needs to win this battle.

Table of Contents

The Beginning

Submitted: May 28, 2018

An introduction to the main character.
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Tried it all

Submitted: June 05, 2018

Tried it all It's true, it's the simple pleasures that make life worth sticking around, and hitting snooze three times on all five... Read Chapter

Life starts now

Submitted: July 01, 2018

Life Starts Now   I left the parking lot in a daze. As I drove home Dr. Hollinger’s instructions played on a loop in my ... Read Chapter

Cognitive function normal

Submitted: June 18, 2018

Cognitive function normal   It's funny what a smidge of hope can do for people. Even when faced with the worst life has to ... Read Chapter


Submitted: June 25, 2018

Weightless   I looked at Dr. Hollinger confused. “What's not real?” I asked. Slowly the Doctor faded from the room. ... Read Chapter

Hard truth

Submitted: July 02, 2018

Hard Truth   The glare of the sun brought me back to the world. My whole body ached, and my right arm was throbbing. Gradu... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 09, 2018

Complicated   The tension that was thick in the air just minutes ago, had evaporated, and took on a more mournful feel. I ... Read Chapter

What they think

Submitted: August 01, 2018

This chapter was potentially the most difficult piece I've ever written. I'm not a member of the LGBT community, and have no personal experience dealing with the everyday social struggles that they
do, so it made writing this particularly challenging. Because of this, the chapter required quite a bit of research, and personal inquiries into the lives of the LGBT communities. In a world where
there are not enough LGBT protagonists, I wanted to make sure I did this one right, and make sure the community members had something real to relate to. After nearly a month of revising, and
procrastinating, I finally feel it is ready to be shared.
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Only way

Submitted: April 09, 2019

Chapter 9- SOTM   Only way   With its billions of interconnected neurons, whose interactions change from millis... Read Chapter

Sneak peak

Submitted: October 26, 2018

This is a sneak peak further into the story. This was so much fun to write, I had to share it early
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