Pulse Points

'Ray, when you say shit like that it is so boring.' 'Shit like what? What is that supposed to mean?' 'What I said. I am so bored.' I yelled at the mountains. 'I—am—sobored!' 'The fuck is wrong with you,' he said. He sounded disgusted.

Author: Jennifer Down

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781925410341

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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‘With precise and beautiful prose, the short stories in Jennifer Down’s Pulse Points carry an emotional clarity and intensity that is truly impressive.’ Books+Publishing The characters in Jennifer Down’s Pulse Points live in small dusty towns, glittering exotic cities and slow droll suburbs; they are mourners, survivors and perpetrators. In the award-winning ‘Aokigahara’, a young woman travels to the sea of trees in Japan to say goodbye. In ‘Coarsegold’, a woman conducts an illicit affair while her recovering girlfriend works the overnight motel shift in the middle of nowhere. In ‘Dogs’, Foggo runs an unruly gang of bored, cruel boys with a scent for fresh meat. In ‘Pressure Okay’ a middle-aged man goes to the theatre, gets a massage, remembers his departed wife, navigates the long game of grief with his adult daughter. Jennifer Down, whose first novel, Our Magic Hour, was commended in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, is a masterful stylist whose sharp eye has been compared to that of Helen Garner. Pulse Points is a gutting collection that showcases her singular voice, and reminds us once more that this is a writer of great talent. Jennifer Down was born in 1990. Our Magic Hour was highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her writing has appeared in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday Paper, Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings, Lifted Brow, Best Australian Stories and Blue Mesa Review. She is one of Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year, 2017. ‘Jennifer Down is a subtly extraordinary writer, and Pulse Points is one of the best Australian literary offerings we’ll see this year.’ Good Reading ‘Pulse Points is fluid, graceful and shocking. Down serves life up ruthlessly to us, in small, heart-wrenching packages, overturning expectations swiftly from story to story, but leaving us faintly uplifted in the end.’ Overland ‘This is a finely crafted collection that reminds us how sad and beautiful it is simply to be alive. Down’s debut novel, Our Magic Hour, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing and she was named a 2017 SMH Best Young Australian Novelist. It’s probably insulting to comment upon how young she is, but the emotional depth of her writing displays a gift that will no doubt continue to unfold as her body of work grows.’ Saturday Paper ‘Taking the reader from Melbourne to the USA, each beautifully crafted story is a fascinating escape into someone else’s life.’ Sunday Life ‘Down is exemplary at drawing whole characters and quickly giving them depth. Stories are heavy with atmosphere, and words are chosen with care...She has a knack of talking honestly about the nature of contemporary life, and I look forward to more.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Pulse Points is an impressively poised and even collection...Down’s stories are alive with psychological acuity and technical dexterity. They offer thoughtful, sometimes heartbreaking, insights into our anxieties and desires...Readers of her intelligent, subtle, and affecting prose clearly have much to look forward to.’ Australian Book Review ‘[Down’s] back with a collection of stories, cementing her status as one of Australia’s finest literary talents.’ Marie Claire ‘Jennifer Down is going to be a major part of the future of Australian literature. The quality of her writing, as well as her ability to tap into the loves, fears and anxieties many of us experience guarantee this.’ Readings ‘All of the stories in this collection are examples of the extent to which empathy can be employed in fiction—Down looks at human emotion under a microscope in each of these stories, but always does so with care and compassion.’ Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2018, Judges’ comments ‘This young Australian writer was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists of 2017. Here she shows off her impressive skill as a short story writer...Jennifer Down shows great insight into human vulnerability.’ Good Reading, Best Fiction Books of 2017 ‘Jennifer Down’s Pulse Points is full of perfectly crafted miracles of storytelling.’ Kill Your Darlings, Best of 2017 ‘The stories are both paradigms and gentle subversions of the short-story form...Down draws on the ordinary and everyday to deconstruct the myth of class mobility in this haunting and resonant collection.’ Judges’ comments, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists ‘Down writes about love and friendship with an emotionally resonant sparseness...Rather than offering answers to life's big questions, the stories offer glimpses into people tackling them...A collection pulsing with emotion; a writer crackling with potential.’ Kirkus Reviews
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Rill Life

Actually, I really think there's too many people out there that can identify with it. ... Which category do you think Rill falls in, and why do you think so? ... So once again, if you're bored, fuck you, I don't give a fuck.

Author: Rasean Smith

Publisher: Antonio Mallard


Category: Fiction


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For Jarill Pearson, real isn't just his nickname, it's the story he has to tell. In a time where urban life is glamourized and polarized, rill lifes authenticity lives up to its name. As Jarill talks to the reader to either educate or simply relate the thought process of the average young black male in urban society, it will make you think about your own life and the choices you make. Asking yourself, “are you rill or not?”
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Untitled by Francis Skelton

So much nervous laughing and at so many futile stories. ... Everyone's too fucking bored,” unquote... ...only three more minutes and i can fuck off home... ....i'm about the only one left in the office (usually hundreds)....

Author: Francis Skelton

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781471783296

Category: Fiction


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"It's the work of someone experimenting, finding their range, voice and subject matter......the writing itself shows passion, energy, wit, commitment and insight." - Irvine Welsh This story doesn’t have a name. It’s about two "frustrated artists". The narrator, deep in writer’s block, chances upon a bin bag full of scribbled notes under the bed of his newly rented room. Determined to make something out of nothing, he immerses himself in desperate tales of unemployment, misdirected passion, frustration, loneliness and fear at the end of the eighties and the beginning of the nineties. But the narrator forgets to consider the effect of his trespass or the consequences of travelling into the fragile mind of someone else. A gentle warning; this story contains explicit language and adult themes. ePub Version - read it on your eBook reader, smartphone or tablet.
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I'm bored.” “What?” “Bored. This is boring.” “What is?” “Screw, boring, fuck, boring, boring! Boring!” And so on. I, on the other hand, was so thrilled with our sexual interactions that the hours of my existence outside of lovemaking ...

Author: Pete McCormack

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504033589

Category: Fiction

Page: 269

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“Shelby Lewis is a 20-year-old pre-med student at the University of British Columbia who drops out of school to “find himself,” only to discover that the journey is as complex and incomprehensible in the ’90s as it was in the ’50s and ’60s.” —Publisher’s Weekly
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I Don t Give a F

It'd be so boring you'd want to jump out a window! There is the story of a farmer who complains to God because each year he has to deal with the uncertainty of the seasons. “Damn it, God! You might be God but, with all respect, ...

Author: Prem Dayal

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329654730


Page: 226

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I DON'T GIVE A F***! American Mantras to Free the Spirit (A Roadmap to Enlightenment for Godless Mystics). Good old Socrates said: all I know is that I know nothing. If Socrates didn't know it, imagine what it is that I don't know! But there are a hell of a lot of people who say they know a lot, and are therefore much smarter than I and even smarter than Socrates, who certainly would not be someone to be ashamed of as a classmate. There are those who speak with angels, who speak with the dead, with forest creatures, extraterrestrials, goblins and animals... and the luckiest of all speak long distance with God. Sadly, it often happens that these same people, found talking candidly with ghosts, plants, UFOs, sheep, cows and all types of beasts, have serious difficulty communicating with their own children, their partners or with the valet parking dude.
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It seems as the days go by our chain of command gets so bored they have to fuck with our already chaotic lives. If they are so bored I think they should put on a flak jacket and pack and all the other gear we have to carry and ...

Author: Thomas Bergh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453519882

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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Can a young mind really withstand the affects of war? Experience the Iraq war through the eyes of Tim Bradley as he battles IEDs, Snipers, ghosts and suicide bombers. Can he take the emotional and physical torment of his chain of command? or will he fall into the insanity that surrounds him every time he leaves the wire.
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First time Filmmaker F Ups

A well-run set will absolutely have bored-looking people waiting for their moment. Otherwise, you run the risk of a lot of people standing around wasting expensive time because one person is not ready. So be bored, but be ready.

Author: Daryl Bob Goldberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240819233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Im So Bored Fuck That

Books Contain Hangman Tic Tac Toe /Xs and Os Mazes with different levels / easy/ intermediate / hard Game of Dots / Dots and Boxes / 4 in a Row Battleship / Sea Battle Game of Sim / Hexagon game M.A.S.H. Besides Games, This Book Also ...

Author: Boredom Busters Activi Books Publishing


ISBN: 9798654097828


Page: 184

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Challenging Brain Teaser Games, Fun coloring pages ! in This Boredom Buster Games book with Paper and Pencil games will help you Enjoy to pass time. and turn your empty and boring time into a fun Journey while traveling, Class, waiting, and whenever you are bored!! Which makes That Book tho, a perfect idea for a gift to the beloved ones as well, and people who get bored times !! Books Contain Hangman Tic Tac Toe /Xs and Os Mazes with different levels / easy/ intermediate / hard Game of Dots / Dots and Boxes / 4 in a Row Battleship / Sea Battle Game of Sim / Hexagon game M.A.S.H. Besides Games, This Book Also Includes: Mandals For coloring In addition to the Pen and Paper games and mandalas for coloring, You can shoot your thoughts, writing notes, stories, and ideas. The book also includes: Journal paper Dot Grid papers wide ruled Papers Product Information: Trim size: 6" x 9" Page count: 182 Interior Black-and-White Cover: Soft, premium glossy, paperback Binding: Perfect, Non-Spiral What you gonna Learn from This Book: FUN TIME. Besides You having fun with games and coloring You can also have fun with your friend tho. this Boredom Buster activity book Support Two players Tho. Improving memory. Express yourself and wishes. Stress relief and a good way to get away anxiety and anxious times, and More!! Scroll up and BUY it now!!
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F k It

Some people get so tired and bored with trying everything and spending lots of money and investing so much energy that they simply give up.They say one big Fuck It and finally give up wanting to be whole and well and perfect.

Author: John C. Parkin

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401928605

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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To say F**k It feels good. To stop struggling and finally do what you wish . . . to ignore what everyone is telling you and just go your own way . . . feels really great. In this inspiring and humorous book, John C. Parkin suggests that saying F**k It is the perfect Western expression of the Eastern spiritual concept of letting go, giving up, and finding real freedom by realizing that things don’t matter so much (if at all). It’s a spiritual way that doesn’t require chanting, meditating, or wearing sandals. And it’s the very power of this modern-day profanity that makes it perfect for shaking us Westerners out of the stress and anxiety that dominate our daily lives. So, find out how to say F**k It to all your problems and concerns. Say F**k It to all the "shoulds" in your life, and finally do what you want —no matter what other people think!
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My Boring Ass Life

“What the fuck?!” “What's the big deal?” “You're supposed to be present in the scene for the other actors! Rock needs to act off of you! AND you'vegot dialogue to deliver, too! How the fuck can you just fall asleep inthe middle of a ...

Author: Kevin Smith

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781848569409

Category: Humor

Page: 480

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Now revised and updated to include The 'Ins and Outs' of making the movie Zack & Miri, and a new afterword. Anything but boring, Kevin Smith shares his x-rated thoughts in his diary, telling all in his usual candid, heartfelt and irreverent way! Kevin Smith pulls no punches in this hard-hitting, in-your-face exposé of, er, his rather dull and uneventful life... well, not always dull. In between watching his TiVo, he manages to make and release Clerks II, relate the story of his partner-in-crime Jason Mewes' heroin addiction... and get caught stealing donuts from Burt Reynolds. Thrown in are his views on the perils of strip clubs, the drawback of threesomes, the pain of anal fissures, his love-affair with Star Wars and so much more! Adults Only!
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