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Existential Terror and Breakfast by Rev. Fitz

An existential serial with cereal. 

Existential Terror and Breakfast follows the dreary, listless life of Malcolm Steadman. It concerns not the exciting, life affirming moments of his life, but rather the tedious, boring moments that are interrupted by epiphanies both bleak and terrible without warning when he fails to busy himself. It concerns the moments that make breakfast too profound to eat.

Note: Existential Terror and Breakfast contains some harsh language.


A serialized novel, updating weekly

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Listed: Mar 13, 2017

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Extra Dark Roast

By Shaeor, author of Chosen Shackles

Jun 18, 2018: This review was done as part of a swap.

The first thing I would say is that Existential Terror and Breakfast is a strong departure from the YA tropes that generally pervade web fiction.

Malcolm Steadman is absolutely front and center of a small cast, here. Punctuations are counted down over the course of the story to add ambient pressure and a sense of direction. But this story may lack the urgency [more . . .]

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Refreshingly Different

By Scott Scherr, author of Don't Feed The Dark

Apr 14, 2017: My review of Existential Terror and Breakfast is based on the fourteen episodes currently available. I was easily able to read through all of it in one sitting and I feel like this work is still very early in development. As this story progresses, I may alter my rating accordingly. Although, I’m already leaning toward a higher rating since I have a real good feeling that I won’t be disappointed with the progression of this tale and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far.

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My Breakfast With Descartes

By Rhodeworks, author of Not All Heroes

Mar 8, 2018: The title of this work says it all, really. Over breakfast, a character named Malcolm grapples with all the classic existentialist quandaries. Do we have free will? Has everything in the history of the universe been leading to this moment? Is our awareness a curse? Does how we conceive of things form a prison around us? Can I trust my perceptions? And so on and so on.

There’s a tight style here, reminiscent of Hitchhiker’s Guide or The Stanley Parable. It [more . . .]

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