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Go Read My Story

They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain is now available online at Lightspeed. (You should subscribe to Lightspeed anyway, you know, even though you can read the story for free now.) You should go read it, because it’s quite literally the best thing I’ve written to date and is incredibly important to me as a story. It is about lies, and frankly, the fact that PTSD kills.

Oh yeah. And the money from it went to UNICEF UK. If you think it’s a good story and have the spare money, you should subscribe to Lightspeed and/or donate to UNICEF. Hell, if you hate the story and think I’m a fucking hack, you should do one or both of those things anyway.

Enjoy, and please tell your friends! AAAA THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!

Originally published at Rachael Acks: Sound and Nerdery. You can comment here or there.

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kinfae
Jan. 4th, 2015 11:32 am (UTC)
I just read it. I both like and do not like it. I like that you wrote it and tried to write it, because that shit is important and I've attended enough suicide funerals to be keenly aware PTSD kills, but I think it might be helpful for milSF to get some veterans eyes-on before going live. Not to say that it's a bad story, because it's not, but more that it's hard to write about combat PTSD if you don't have it or see it.

I like Phoebe and I like both the start and end a fair bit, but I think the middle doesn't really capture the alienation as well as it could. You've got the traditional broad strokes but there are some key details missing.
katsudon
Jan. 4th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
I definitely appreciate the feedback, and I'd really like to hear more of your thoughts on it.
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