Rebecca Freeman


Despite growing up with my grandparents, I've lived an adventurous life. I'm spending the summer on the road with my mom and brother. My mom's been an on-and-off long haul driver since 1992. I've dabbled in dumpster diving, longboarding, and bracelet making, but writing is the only activity that really holds my interest. I'm a student at the University of Oregon, majoring in German and minoring in creative writing. I expect to graduate in June of 2013.

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The Year of the Rooster
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This year’s AP English students are notorious for cheating, and their teacher, Ms. Hahn, is desperate to find solid evidence against them. The staff has grown deaf to her claims that the class played a part in the disappearance of the former tenth grade English teacher. It isn’t until the newly-hired German teacher appears as a possible ally that we learn what the class is truly capable of.

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Rebecca Freeman's favorite authors on Smashwords

Alison Grey
Latest book: Good Enough to Eat. Published February 4, 2015.
Richard Kerr
Latest book: Murder on the Road. Published April 30, 2014. (5.00 from 1 review)
Tara McTiernan
Latest book: Cocktail Hour. Published March 8, 2013.

Smashwords book reviews by Rebecca Freeman

  • Stories from the Psych Ward: Eva's Story on July 26, 2012
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    I would recommend this story to anyone who has a family member suffering from depression. It shows a very real side to treatment, and shows realistic characters that a reader can't help but fear and hope for.
  • The Ivory Prison on July 26, 2012

    The cover and premise peeked my interest, so I gave this story a chance. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing. I grew to care about the characters, and the plot was handled well. I feared for the protagonist at the climax of the story, and I wished for more when I reached the last page.
  • At The Turning Point (Choices: Story One) on July 26, 2012

    Donna is a quirky character and wonderful choice of protagonists. The situation she finds herself in is strange, yet the author does a great job of making it believable. Irony sneaks onto the pages, making an otherwise poignant story humorous and entertaining. I look forward to reading more from Beth Carpenter.
  • Parasite on July 28, 2012

    I don't think the story description does this piece justice. The story was better than I expected. The descriptions were handled nicely. Although I didn't fear for the protagonist initially, the shift in point of view delivered what was needed, and I shuddered when the protagonist finally encountered the wasps. I would have liked the story better if the shift in POV had been handled more consistently, however.
  • Hunted on July 28, 2012

    This is a very intriguing scene. I can’t help feeling like I’ve been transported to a different and horrific world. I don’t know the rules. I don’t understand what’s happening or why, but it’s captivating nonetheless. Perhaps it has to do with the strength of the prose. I like the descriptions and the mood the scene delivers. If there were more, I’d read it. It might make a good sample, but it’s too incomplete to be a story.
  • The Drought on July 28, 2012

    The beginning of the story was so difficult to read that I nearly gave up on it altogether. I’m glad I didn’t though because I would have missed a good laugh. The characters are ridiculous! They’ve been stranded on the side of the road for two days, but are only two miles away from the nearest town. They seem unable to do anything about their situation. I think this story would be much improved if it were titled “Two Idiots on the Side of the Road.”
  • The Deep Dark Woods on July 30, 2012

    I really liked this version. I could sympathize with the protagonist (although I pitied her occasionally). Her problems were interesting and believable. Even though most people will expect the girl to find a wolf at the end, the author still gave the reader a surprise. My only suggestion would be to make the girl's "condition" just a little clearer from the beginning.
  • Mrs McSorley Ain't Six Feet Under on July 30, 2012

    I really liked this story! I loved the characters and thought they were well written. I wasn't expecting any supernatural events, but my disbelief was successfully suspended.
  • Taxi (Book 1) on July 30, 2012

    I liked the slow pacing of this story because it immersed me in the moment and allowed me to share in the protagonist's emotions. The prose is clean, and the ending was satisfying.
  • Girl-Shaped Shadows - A Short Story on July 31, 2012

    I highly recommend this story! It has everything I look for in a complete short story: a delightful narrator, intriguing characters, nice physical descriptions, sufficient attention paid to the setting, and a satisfying plot. When I came to the climax of the story, I feared for the protagonist and couldn’t turn my eyes away from the text. Great job!
  • For Single Women Only: 7 Things You Should Know Before Joining The Military on Aug. 04, 2012

    The information presented was surprisingly honest. It addressed both the pros and cons fairly and spoke included just the right amount of the author's personal experience to be entertaining.
  • An Affair With Death on Aug. 20, 2012

    It feels like Marika is a real person, and the reader is given a rare opportunity to share in her melancholy. I enjoyed the descriptions of the setting and the way the story felt complete in so few words.
  • For the First Time on Aug. 28, 2012

    This story was short and sweet, and I loved the narrator's voice. Also, the included story descriptions were intriguing. It seems Alison Grey is talented writer of both English and German.