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Touch by Rhythm

A survival story 

People make mistakes.

Not exactly inspiring, I know. But it’s true. Even the best of intentions can lead to bad decisions, and those decisions can come to haunt people down the line. It doesn’t make us evil. In fact, I’d say it’s what makes us human.

This is a story about mistakes and the group of children who make them. It is also a story of recovery, of promise, and of learning in a world where the deepest hurts can grant the most wondrous of powers.

Please remember to be forgiving. They are only children, after all.

Note: Touch contains some graphic violence and harsh language.

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Insert Human Contact Joke Here

By Sharkerbob, author of Graven

Oct 21, 2018: Touch follows a group of superpowered children and young teens who have all been shaped by traumatic circumstances, trying to deal with their personal demons while they attempt use their powers to help similar victims of abuse. In the process, however, they become embroiled in much bigger threats than they are prepared for, and are introduced to a world of magic and monsters.

The story cycles through multiple characters, primarily the main three kids, but also showing us various antagonist and [more . . .]

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Given the subject matter, none of the obvious puns seem appropriate

By Wizard of Woah!, author of The New Humans

Aug 5, 2018: Touch is an interesting beast. The most obvious comparison I could make is to Worm, given the premise of trauma-induced superpowers, but I don’t think that’d give either the right impression or do the story justice.

One of the tags for Touch is "superhero" but it more strongly resembles a psychological urban fantasy, focusing on three children at different points of life, each with their own pains and trauma. We have James, a boy on the brink of adolescence suffering from [more . . .]

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By McQueenSerialFantasy, author of Exiles

Jul 20, 2018: What can I say?

Touch is a good read but also a puzzling one, combining themes and narratives that aren’t ordinarily seen side-by-side. The result is a complex experience, which is both good and bad.

The story is well composed and the writing is solid, a huge plus point because the story itself is incredibly dense, particularly at an emotional level, and craftsmanship errors would have resulted in a big problem. The [more . . .]

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