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The Silent Spaces

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Addison had wanted to get away from everything and everyone for a long time. He had planned his escape from the world and thought he would be happy. He was happy. For a while. But once he had made real his plan; once he had withdrawn from the world, he didn't understand why he could not settle. Why did his mind start thinking this way? Was he really alone? What was it he a ...more
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Published February 12th 2012 by Thinking Plainly
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Melissa Brown
Aug 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Can you imagine every day of your life being a mystery to you? Can you imagine walking into a room of your house, thinking it was empty only to realize that you all of your belongings were unpacked and perfectly placed? Can you imagine not remembering each day if you had opened a package delivered to your home? And being shocked when you find it has been opened? Or that your kitchen is filled with items that should be placed elsewhere in your home, but you have no memory of unpacking them? Or to ...more
Nova Walsh
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story is a deeply interesting exploration of human loneliness. The main character, Addison seems to be finally living out his dream of peace and quiet. But the story quickly takes an unusual turn and becomes disorienting in a very pleasurable way. I loved the descriptions of his surroundings and the psychological pain which he’s obviously experiencing, something many of us have undoubtedly felt. A great read!
Stavro Yianni
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent psychological short

The story centres around a peculiar fellow named Addison.

He just wants to get away from the noise of the outside world, and escape into his inner world, or is it actually the clutter of his inner world that isn’t giving him any peace?

A great insight into the dangers of letting life pass us by if we obsess over the past.
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Hello, I’m Robert Rankine. At the time of writing I live and work in London, England. I am a self-published indie author and although I consider myself very much a novice, I am excited to be at the start my life long journey in writing. I am interested in contemporary fiction and write short stories that have a focus on modern life. I set up Thinking Plainly Limited in January 2012 to self-publish ...more