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The Selfish Act

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Written in response to Jeremy Clarkson's remarks about the selfish nature of suicide on railway lines, The Selfish Act is a short story that paints a more insightful portrait of the mind of a suicidal person.

Morwenna has a very satisfying life, but she's plagued by an undiagnosed mental health problem that she refers to as, "Too many thoughts."

When she wakes up the morning
Kindle Edition, 19 pages
Published 2011 by Kernow-Isca Publications
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I got this as a free download for kindle.
Written as a response to one of Jeremy Clarkson's rants, this is a very touching and beautiful short story about suicide. Whatever your views on the subject are it is certainly worth a read.
I love how this author can write so sympathetically about such a difficult subject and also write fantastic kids stories and side-splitting comedy.
I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. Again, Trevithick has shown herself as a master of the short story. This one the story of a woman who suffers from depression and views suicide as her only release. In both books of hers which I have read where mental illness is core to the storyline, she has put an incredible insight into the thought processes and "inner voice" of victims of it.

In The Selfish Act born from celebrity, Jeremy Clarkson's (yes, I did put his name to it..he should wallow
A deeply moving and thought provoking look at depression and suicide in response to a typically thoughtless comment from Jeremy Clarkson. It presents a side that is rarely spoken about, the view of depression from the point of view of the sufferer.
Katie Higson
This was just beautiful. The voice is relatable to those who understand. Just yeah, beautiful.
Selbstmord ist egoistisch – provokante Äußerung vom BBC-Moderator Jeremy Clarkson. Die Kurzgeschichte The selfish Act von Rosen Trevithik versteht sich als Replik darauf. Es ist ein innerer Monolog von Morwenna an einem Tag, der eigentlich einer glücklichsten ihres Lebens sein sollte, aber sie kann nicht glücklich sein. Niemand weiß, was mit ihr nicht stimmt, auch sie selbst nicht. Die Autorin wertet nicht, sie zeigt, welche Enfindungen jemand kurz vor dem Sprung vor einen fahrenden Zug haben kö ...more
Rosen Trevithick
Oct 17, 2012 Rosen Trevithick rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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This isn't a leisurely read. I wrote it to make a point about suicide. If that's what you want, read away, but if it's a story that you're after, you might prefer one of my other short stories, such as "On the Rocks" or "The Other Daughter".
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Rosen is a British bestselling author, who writes fiction for children and adults.

She was born in Cornwall and grew up on Restronguet Creek. She studied Experimental Psychology at St Catherine's College, Oxford, before moving back to the West Country. She now lives on the south coast of Devon with two imaginary cats, fantasising about getting a real one.

In 2011 Rosen was an aspiring author. Writin
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