You Will Notice That Hallways Are Painted (short story)

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They're not really crazy but they aren't 'functional' members of society either: they drink, feel, touch and love too much. Is it possible to hold onto yourself, and still get out of the institution?

Originally published in Torpedo Greatest Hits (Hunter Publishers, 2010) edited by Chris Flynn.

Cover artwork and design by Kenneth Erickson.
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About Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer. Her short stories, articles and reviews have been published widely. She's currently working on a novel through a Doctor of Creative Arts in the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney.

Interests in life and writing include: death, spectacle, consumerism, identity, sexuality, drinking, David Bowie, meta-fiction, post-modernism, mixed genres, everything vintage, travel, hearts, galaxies, obsession, sensitivity, the absurd and sensation.

She is publishing some of her (published) short stories as ebooks in 2011 to give them a longer life.

Publications include: Torpedo Greatest Hits, The Lifted Brow, A Cafe in Space (The Anais Nin Journal), Australian Book Review, Hecate, The Sex Mook, Idiom 23, Lip Magazine, Page Seventeen, Southerly, The Death Mook, Wet Ink, Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, AntiTHESIS, Bookslut and the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Review by: Robert Zimmermann on Jan. 10, 2014 : star star star
There’s a lot going for this story, though it didn’t all work for me. The story jumps around a little bit and is vague in some details. This, while it isn’t always my cup of tea, allows the reader to speculate on various components of this piece.

It’s part dystopian, though there isn’t much expansion on this aspect. It’s also a bit of a psychological experience, where the reader might even feel the dystopian feeling is all inside the characters’ heads. There are many ways I could have picked this one apart for interpretation. That helped my enjoyment, even though I felt it was disjointed at times.
(review of free book)

Review by: Margarete Schulz on May 25, 2012 : star star star star star
Hey, I loved this story!
(review of free book)

Review by: Laurie Steed on Jan. 07, 2012 : star star star star star
Intriguing spec fic with a dollop of eroticism. Well worth a read.
(review of free book)

Review by: Adam Daniel on Oct. 04, 2011 : star star star star star
Engaging and compelling sci-fi with a beating heart. Characters and setting are alive and vivid. Great read.
(review of free book)

Review by: Amra Pajalic on June 15, 2011 : star star star star
Beautifully written with shifting moods and a touch of erotica.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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