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Long Day

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Genres: Romance
Sub-genres: General Romance

Long Day is one of my first stories and follows Jake Tull who suffers from aphasia - which manifests in his being restricted to, mostly, repeating recorded words like song lyric. An all time favorite of mine.

Long Day is one of my first stories and follows Jake Tull who suffers from aphasia - which manifests in his being restricted to, mostly, repeating recorded words like song lyric. An all time favorite of mine.
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  • 1. Chapter 1
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  • 2. Chapter 2
    • 4,092 Words
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  • 3. Chapter 3
    • 6,544 Words
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  • 4. Chapter 4
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  • 5. Chapter 5
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  • 6. Chapter 6
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  • 7. Chapter 7
    • 4,250 Words
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  • 8. Chapter 8
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  • 9. Chapter 9
    • 4,380 Words
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  • 10. Chapter 10
    • 4,703 Words
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  • 11. Chapter 11
    • 4,573 Words
    • 3,309 Views
    • 14 Comments
  • 12. Chapter 12
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EMichaelC2

· Edited by Michael C

  

Jake Tull has aphasia due to a family tragedy. He barely talks, except to his dad. Then comes Greg and his friends. He talks to them in lyrics. They start to appreciate the amazingly talented person Jake is. Jake thinks he finds love. Yet love leaves him because of an event out of his control. Jake gets attacked by the school bully and still pines for his love. Will he get his love back? 

It's a wonderfully crafted story. A bit indulgent at times, but aphasia is a literary conceit that works perfectly here. Was it Friedrich Nietzsche who said that poets couldn't talk like normal so they had to sputter out poetry? Jake is exactly that sensitive, lyrical kid that maps his universe in lyrics, because he knows no alternative. The story deals with friendships as well as young love. Sometimes one can move on. Sometimes one cannot. Some people come into our lives in the wrong moment. Some people come into our lives in a different capacity than their original intents. It's all good, as long as we are open and adult about this. 

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chase5555

  

Wow. What a cool flippin’ story.

Whenever I write using dialogue it seems to read back stilted, like a stodgy English butler speaking; yet here this awesome author has the lead character speaking naturally using only song lyrics. Good grief what a talent!

This story made me feel happy, over and over again.

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rookie

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I thought this was a great story. The character development was awesome. This kept me wanting more

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