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Brain Food

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
From the J. Joseph Wright Horror Collection

Former New York Times Bestselling author Stanley Cox is desperate. His five-year-long writer’s block has plunged his career, and his life, into a downward spiral. A last-ditch search for a cure brings him to a lonely Mexican barrio, where an old man promises to rejuvenate his mind with a special substance. How far will Stan go? Is
Kindle Edition, 45 pages
Published August 26th 2012 by JKWright Publications
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Tammy K.
A brief look at a desperate man who has an overwhelming need to be a bestselling author.
When his livelihood dries up and things start to fall apart he turns to the world of the supernatural for a fix.
I enjoyed this story's examination of dark desires which can lead to darker outcomes.
I recommend this book to 'adult' readers of horror short stories.
Yvonne Mendez
Oct 07, 2012 Yvonne Mendez rated it it was amazing
This was a super lucky find for me, saw a tweet from the author mentioning Brain Food, at the moment I was super sluggish and though to myself "That's what I need", clicked on the link and after reading the description bought the short story on Kindle.

I decided to take a quick peek at the story and before I knew it, I read it all! The description says it all, Stanley Cox is desperate, lost it all and needs something, anything, to get ideas in his head and start writing again.

The plot itself is p
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J. Joseph Wright penciled his first novel in the fourth grade, but, after failing to publish it, toiled away in obscurity until his freshman year in high school. Upon reading and, inexplicably, enjoying one of J.'s witless essays, his English Comp teacher, a man of questionable taste, recommended he write for the school newspaper. Soon J. was regaling the student body with a fantasy horror ficti ...more
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