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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.

A serialized novel, updating weekly

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Listed: Oct 15, 2017


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The (Not) Bad Touch

By Lonesome Traveler, member

Oct 19, 2017: First things first, Touch is not a story for everyone. It handles its subjects tactfully, but even so, this is a story which is fundamentally about troubled children and painful emotion. Touch is only 4 chapters in as of this review, but I don’t see that going away.

I’ll be honest and state straight out that this isn’t my kind of story. It’s a bit of a slow trek, with prolonged descriptions of the minutia of emotions and motives of its [more . . .]

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Worth the read, and worth reading the warning.

By revfitz, author of Existential Terror and Breakfast

Dec 18, 2017: Disclaimer: This review was written as a part of a review swap.

Touch is one of the few things I have read that truly deserves a content warning at the start. I used to balk at things like this. Literature, in my opinion, should never be held to the same ridiculously Victorian standards as television or film. If something is offensive, or dark, well, that’s art. I am glad that this one was up front, however.

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‘Touch’ grabs if you are patient

By pennywalker64, member

Jan 14, 2018: This one starts slow, but I can see the need to build the young characters carefully. It deals with the complex and difficult issue of child abuse sensitively and well. I have just finished reading the 9th installment and it has now ramped up as I hoped it would, introducing second and third arcs of narrative featuring intriging characters from the fathers world and another group who appear at the moment to be involved in some unpleasant activities adding a compelling group of antagonists to the cast of [more . . .]

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