James Pollard

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I lived in Japan about 14years ago for about 7 years but now I'm back in Oz. I study law part-time and earn a crust teaching ESL. Writing is a hobby and a way of coming to terms with my time in Japan and the transition back to life in Australia although recently I've been concentrating on my other hobby, music. You can find me on soundcloud as Beerubaraoyaji. I am pretty much done writing about Japan and had been working on a new novel about a band in the 80s. Unfortunately the harsh realities of life have forced me to put on hold any ambition as a writer for the time being as I put my life back together after losing my wife to cancer in the middle of 2013. I may write about the experience but right now I am busily involved in the experience and feel no need to write about it at this point in time. Anyway, enjoy the novel as many (but not all) have and I hope to get something else up sometime in the future.

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Bug
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Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Imagine living with a bug that clings to the back of your skull. Only you can feel it. Is it really there? Are you insane? Join Blake on his journey in 'BUG' and decide for yourself. A weird short story by James Pollard.
Memoirs of a Vending Machine
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Price: Free! Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Mike lands at Kansai Airport in Japan confident but ill prepared for his introduction to his new home. A sequence of events forces Mike on a Journey lasting all day and all night around Osaka. Meeting Mark, Jon and Jeff and other interesting and colourful characters along the way, they quickly discover the urban soul of Japan and learn enough in one day to last the rest of their time in Osaka.
Keitai Friends
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Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Teaching English in Japan and selling drugs to friends and clients is Josh's ticket to popularity and reward. Content with this lifestyle, a quick detour, a magazine and a cell phone skew this path in a direction neither he nor his friends could have anticipated.(Manga insert edition) * 'Keitai Friends' is a chapter of 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' also available at Smashwords

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  • Fake! on Dec. 17, 2011

    Well that was a good read. It really touches a nerve with me after experiencing first hand the psychological effect that sandbagging can have on you. I recommend this to anyone who is starting out. It may prepare you you for the darker side of this industry and encourage good writers to persist regardless of the dirty tricks that abound. Although I don't agree with his criticism of posting free ebooks (hence the four stars and not five), I think that Murray has done us all a service with this well written and no nonsense attempt at cleansing the web of these practices that threaten to dumb down this craft and squash real talent.