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Terminal [Kindle Edition]

Rachael Spellman
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Paul is the oil in his company's machine, smoothing out deals across the world. Forever on the move, he's the guy his colleagues raise a glass to, even while he shivers at a ghost-light taxi rank, or is stuck listening to airport muzak. Dulled in the face of the world, he is trying to recall the traveling dreams of his youth - but more often than not, remembers only the last touch of his dying mother's hand.

When a winter storm shuts him inside yet another airport lounge, he welcomes the arrival of a strangely cloaked girl as something of a distraction. The recessional that follows - a blurring of lines between past and present - could be his awakening.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 171 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Publisher: Rachael Spellman; 1 edition (21 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EPO35CM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #546,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, powerful short story. 24 Aug 2013
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A beautifully written piece, channeling real, raw emotion. Please take a little time out from your day to read this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An engaging and beautifully descriptive read 8 Oct 2013
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The cloying, turgid feel of the terminal is conjured up beautifully by Rachel Spellman in this dark somewhat redemptive story leads you by twists and turns through a journey far larger than the constricted environment of the protagonist.
It leaves you with a chill, with questions and above all a desire to read more by the author.
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Rachael Spellmans descriptive powers make the book come alive, being able to really visualise the setting and the emotions meant that I just kept reading and reading. Even if this genre is not your type of book, you will enjoy it and keep re-reading it. Please write more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bitersweet 30 Aug 2013
By Rob
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This short story is beautiful. The emotions and feelings portrayed are those that everyone will recognise. It is poignant and bittersweet and will leave you wishing for more.

Looking forward to more from Rachael Spellman
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new favorite for my collection 15 Sep 2013
By Jessica - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this mingling of meeting and memory while taking a few introspective walks of my own. Rachael Spellman's narrator, Paul, invited me to sit with him, enticed me to listen, and convinced me to stay. I first read this from her blog, celenagaia, then as soon as it was released on Amazon, I bought a copy for my Kindle. This is a story I'll be returning to, again and again, seeking solace in the comfort of this recessional.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Writer's Writer 22 Aug 2014
By Joe Hefferon - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't usually read short works but I found Terminal to be surprisingly magnetic. Rachael is an excellent writer, clearly a lover of words and the often magical, sometimes incisive way in which the precise word, in just the right phrasing, can bring the reader to places he'd rather forget. The unique aspect of Rachel's story is not so much that she brings you into the mind of the characters, but that she exposes your own reluctance to self-reflect honestly. Rachael will have you searching the web to find more of her writing and enviously wishing you could find her gift inside your own writer's mind.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Reflection of a fleeting life in transition 5 Aug 2014
By Ansh - Published on Amazon.com
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A beautiful short story on the chance meetings at the airport and the fleeting connections you make that morphs into a hazy reminiscence of one's own transitionary life and the memories associated with it. Rachael Spellman's writing style is fluid and expressive, painting up vivid pictures and rich imagery in the minds of the readers of the protagonist's fading memories of his own past. It's a story that know it's limitations as a short fiction and avoids verbosity for concise but touching emotion of a person's own reflections on his memories.
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawless writing 2 Mar 2014
By B.G. Bowers - Published on Amazon.com
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The Terminal is a flawlessly written short story whose characters and evocative imagery will linger in your memory long after you finish reading it. If you enjoy a literary writing style, then Spellman's eloquent writing will not disappoint.
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep Reading 6 Sep 2013
By Loren Kleinman - Published on Amazon.com
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Terminal is a raw and fast-paced short story that will keep you hooked from the first to the last paragraph. Spellman uses vibrant language, strong imagery and allows you to judge characters for yourself rather than telling you how to feel about them. This is a great work from a new author to keep a watchful eye on.

Loren Kleinman, author, Flamenco Sketches & Columnist, IndieReader
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