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The Narrative Imperative by S. Harry Zade

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Rated 6.74 out of 10 Statistics


Genre: General / Parody

Updated: none

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Occasional Sexual Content

Occasional Coarse Language

Occasional Violence


Overall Rating: 6.741

Average Rating: 5 (Guests), 7 (Members)

Ranking: #330

Rating Count: 1 (0 Guests, 1 members)

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"Tell Stories or Die"

The Narrative Imperative: Tell Stories or Die, is written by a character of my creation, S. Harry Zade.

Harry is an obese, middle aged, crisis counselor, who, when he is not talking others out of suicide, is fashioning a noose to use on himself. He lives in a garden apartment with no garden in a northeastern city with a rotting core.

Writing a blog keeps him alive.

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"S. Harry Zade's funny/sad odyssey."

Rating: 7/10

As an experiment in character creation, Keith Wilson's "The Narrative Imperative" is often very funny and insightful. The story purports to be a blog written by a suicidal psychiatric assignment officer named Harry Zade. Harry has been abandoned by his wife and children and doesn't have much sense of purpose left. As he says, "a long life is valued only by those with a life to live,…Read More


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