Free copies of Short Story 'The Thirst'

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Free copies of Short Story 'The Thirst'

Abr 9, 2020, 6:48am

The short literary fiction, The Thirst, will be available to download for free for the next two days. It's originally a Uni project, and was deemed by Mark Peart, the English Professor at the University of Sydney as having “great capacity for complex writing skills in storytelling and description.”

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Here's the synopsis:

Kyousuke was craving. He had been working for fifteen years without leave; working was his second nature. He had forgotten what it felt like to have a happy marriage, a happy family, a happy life. He had forgotten how to live. But there was one thing he would never forget.


To get away from everything, the man fell back to his daily routine: getting dead drunk. As he did, the memory of his past came to haunt him. Would he ever find a way out?

'The Thirst' is literary fiction done right, a well-written short story that highlights a potentially life-changing moment in the middle of a path to destruction. A very short, but guaranteed satisfying read.

Here's an excerpt if you're interested:

"It was Osaka, the city where it was easy to lie half-dead on the street, but difficult to smile to strangers. It was the city of rowdy young girls in their anime costumes, of hanging lanterns drenched in the smell of Dotonbori sake and all-night partygoers, of dust specking a book in an antique shop while the owner tried to finish it without having any page falling off. It was the city of public shaming for not having your bag matching your shoes, of shut-ins of thirty years claiming human connection was overrated, of long hours and no extra pay, of Kamagasaki's cheap internet cafes and flophouses with no permanent address where the homeless people stay in.

He looked up to the sky. Kyousuke hadn’t been able to see the stars from Nagahori Street since the skyscrapers sprouted from Osaka Business Park. It had been twenty years since then; so many things had changed. If one wished to see the stars, they could just easily take the subway to the Floating Garden Observatory. But wasn't it better if a man was given a choice?

In a split second, Kyousuke decided what he would do tonight. He started craving; there was no time to waste."