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Longing to escape the suburbs, young goth Jim Scarpelli dreams of the day he can move to Chicago. Yet as an unemployed college-dropout, opportunities are slim. Then he meets Barb, an older artist whose hoity-toity background underscores just how plebian his own his. Sparks fly, but Jim fears to admit… Read More

Book / Young Adult

April 20, 2019

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After her family's death, a teenager becomes a contract killer under the pseudonym, Miss Kill. Alongside, she must balance her high-school, dating, and work life. Read More
Teenager Karissa Killman goes down a path of murder and vengeance to avenge the death of her family. Read More
the life of clarence is not only comical but also tragic. come along with mr. james as he navigates life in chicago. Read More

Tags: humor, chicago

Taking place nine years after the Saibergeddon Wars, the city of New Chicago attempts to move forward towards progress and peace. Crime and terrorism of all sorts threaten the process and the New Chicago police are exhausted by such violence. Project Centurion was created as a new form of… Read More

Book / Other

April 16, 2018

Reads: 458

Comments: 2

Shelves: 2

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I held the barrel of the cold gun to the man’s balding head. The cold metal pressing into his skin causing discomfort to the older man as he glances fearfully up at me from his state on his knees begging for his pathetic, useless life. This man expects to… Read More
On the series finale of The Donahues, Ryan & Green Museum travel to Chicago for the Bloodfist Battle For The Soul of American Metal, Jacob and Renzi are sent on an important mission to police the Taliban, and Kimberly tries to find dates after her divorce with Luke is… Read More
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When neo-Nazis decide to march on Skokie, the Chicago suburb in which Wood Lloyd works, he is mildly intrigued. But, working two jobs to support his ex-junkie, ex-prostitute girlfriend while she writes her dissertation doesn't leave much time or energy for politics. Still, when his girlfriend insists that he… Read More

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When the life you built crumbles under your hands, while your heart cries out with a burning wish, then it's time to go back to what you stand for and break out. Read More
The story before Halo doesn't matter. But you have the right to know it...just like she does. But not now. At least not for her. The story after Halo is what I'm looking forward to. But in life, you learn that sometimes before you can move forward you have to… Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 10, 2016

Reads: 286

The Poetry House

from notebook to the Internet :) Read More
Two sisters relocate to a new city for fresh opportunities, after finding an outwardly "flawless" residence they learn that the house may not be so ideal, after all. Read More
A young male living in a high crime area thinks he is being haunted by a victim he murdered during a robbery but turns out his mind is just playing tricks on him. Read More
A young man living in Chicago struggles with psychological issues that developed because of his surroundings. My apologies for the formatting, it was laid out more beautifully on Pages. Read More
TJ gets on a show called More Than Friends to get out the friend zone of his crush.I based this story off of MTV Friends Zone Read More
A teen girl works in her dad's pharmacy one day in 1959--thinking about boys, dealing with the changes in the community, and doing her job--until a strange development makes this no ordinary day. Read More
One destined night in downtown Chigago, two old friends meet. Simon is still more or less the same person, while Dean has become independent - a free spirit. He's having a party that might end up changing Simons life. The story will contain problems such as alcohol, drugs, sexuality -… Read More
First Published as winning Entry for Ravinia poetry contest Feb 2013 under the name Sharon Gilbert Read More

Tags: chicago, home, ravinia

The story takes place in 1962 Chicago, a time of innocence, before the turbulence of the sixties would literally change the world. The characters are best friends from the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's south side. They are all typical youngsters, wild, carefree, and full of hope, and promise. It is… Read More

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When the presidents daughter, Susan Hues, moves to Chicago due to her parents divorce, it doesn't take long for her to make a new friend, Jalil Sueng; a tall, dark, and handsome young man, with a 3rd degree black belt in kung-fu, which comes in handy when he has to… Read More
1945 Chicago. Newlyweds Marie Marchetti and her husband, Richard, have the perfect life together. Or at least it seems until Marie discovers cryptic receipts hidden in their basement and a gun in Richard's desk drawer. When she learns he secretly attends a mobster’s funeral, her suspicions are confirmed. And when… Read More

Book / Gay and Lesbian

January 10, 2014

Reads: 411

Comments: 1

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Heavily bullied Joey is your ordinary 15-year-old boy. He loves Pokemon, food, and hanging with his friends in Chicago. He lives with foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Kagen and older brother Leo. But Joey isn’t what he seems. Born Hannah, Joey is a Female to Male transgender. But that’s not… Read More
Talks about the turbulence societies have over us as individuals. We live in a world of judgements, conceptions, realizations,norms and values that we have to abide by. Read More
Four kids from very different backgrounds slowly drift towards each other and a life that none of them are expecting. Read More
I love Chicago and all the wonderful things it has there. Working there, enjoying the beaches, watching the lights during Christmas at Daley Plaza always has me coming back for more. However, although it's a great place to visit, there's no place like home. (Preach it Dorothy!!) Read More
Born to a impoverished family in South Chicago, Sindile Johnson must learn the hardest lessons of life in this riveting and sometimes heartbreaking Novel that tells the story of his life and the ones around him, as Sindile begins to learn that life is not just black and white, and… Read More
Following the life experiences of seven different people who are all connected in some way. Laina Montgomery is a single mom of two. She works at day care and is involved with AA. Teddie Hoffman is a single lesbian bar tender who tends to be a bit of a player.… Read More
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