John Dodsworth

Biography

Former political staffer whose passion for writing and alcohol has fueled a life of many triumphs and failures alike.

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Books

Confessions of a Middle-aged White Man - Chapter 6
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
I’ve never really seen eye to eye with my ultra-liberally minded son. He was admittedly much smarter than me in many ways. He just lacked a realistic view point. His ideas (which resembled my own when I was his age, as much as I hate to confess), were not based in reality. They were based in a fantasy world were humans acted out of compassion rather than greed.
Confessions of a Middle-aged White Man - Chapter 5
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Why not gouge some holes in me and see if I wake up on Sunday? Just drape me over the couch and stick some goddamn rye whiskey in my hand, and I assure you, I’ll come back to life. Give me my crown of thorns; just make sure there’s some Crown Royal too.
Confessions of a Middle-aged White Man - Chapter 4
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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Read this and laugh OR Read this and get pissed off.
Confessions of a Middle-aged White Man - Chapter 3
Price: Free! Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
He's a cynical, bitter, tiresome man with outrageous stubbornness. A man you would be ashamed to know... too bad he's likely your father.
Confessions of a Middle-aged White Man - Chapter 2
Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
He's a cynical, bitter, tiresome man with outrageous stubbornness. A man you would be ashamed to know... too bad he's likely your father.
Confessions of a Middle-Aged White Man
Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
He's a cynical, bitter, tiresome man with outrageous stubbornness. A man you would be ashamed to know... too bad he's likely your father.
A Field Left Unplowed
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A mother struggles with the hidden demons buried beneath each and every one of us as she buries her son.
The Baby
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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In this dystopian version of Ottawa, niqabs and hijabs have been outlawed, and all mosques have been closed. One woman will attempt to rise above it all in her quest to save an injured baby lying upon the pavement, wrapped up in a red and white blanket...
The Corpse
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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A man brings a cadaver home to enjoy sexually with his estranged wife, but is dismayed when he finds his wife prefers the corpse to him.
Colouring Books and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Horror » General
A young girl wanders the city streets as her mother sits in a lawyers office discussing her pending divorce. As the sun begins to set, Julie will be forced to rely on the kindness of strangers, in a world where strangers are no longer so kind...
You are Hungry
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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A story about being homeless and all alone. The nameless narrator attempts to justify his existence in his last minutes, only to find, that no one is listening.
That Guy Following Us
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
There was no denying they were being followed. The only question remaining was what they were supposed to do about it. And as Patrick and Amanda make their way home from a party, they will be forced to confront this sinister figure before it makes it's way into their home...
Whatever, Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A short story about two friends who contemplate life, love, and bong tokes.
Empty Mirrors
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man is horrified to find that his reflection has vanished, and as he struggles to find what he has lost, he will ultimately reveal the hidden demons hidden beneath all of our pain, jealousy and regret.
The Concrete Patio
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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It's a hot summer evening in the small town of Uxbridge, as two men work to remove the old concrete patio in their father's backyard. As the sun sets, Mark reveals the horrifying truth hidden beneath the patio, forcing one to question just exactly how far you will go to protect the ones you love?
The Black Book
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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In this Orwellian dystopia, the weasels and foxes have taken control of the now vacant cities, as humanity has effectively wiped itself off the face of the earth. As those in power begin to shape and mold society to benefit themselves, one creature will stand for freedom and liberty in the face of oppression.
The Death of Samuel Hersch
Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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DEATH OF EMPLOYEE. After opening this grimly titled email at work, watch as the unnamed narrator attempts to reconcile his emotions with the fact that he feels trapped and completely isolated inside his modern day office. He views all of his coworkers as impostors and frauds, and his attempts at remedying this involve a 'special sweetener' which he adds to his coffee...
The Final Speech Part II
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Applaud along with the President as he delivers his final speech to the Chamber of Executives, revealing his ultimate plan and sealing the fate for those who reside within Sectors A, B and C.
The Final Speech Part I
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Join the Chamber of Executives as they come together in order to celebrate the commencing of the Security Wipe, and the capturing of two notorious terrorists. As the Vice President beings his speech, the Executives look on in horror as they slowly begin to realize just what exactly the Security Wipe has in store for the people of the United States of Pan America...
Aunt Shirley Part II
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rejoin Shirley as the man in the suit continues his methods of information extraction. Shirley is left hairless and toothless as she writhes upon the cold, concrete floor, contemplating her own death...
Enemies at the Gate
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
In this last ditch effort to prevent the Security Wipe from killing off a large portion of the human population, Hector will be forced to place himself in a vulnerable position in order to save humanity. However, there may be other factors at play which he failed to pick up on...
The Nameless
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Reunite with Thomas and Natasha as they prepare for the final offensive against Sector A. The risks are high, but not nearly as high as what's at stake; the lives of hundreds of millions of people...
Carlos
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Meet Carlos, a double agent for the SSF, as he infiltrates a hostile terrorist cell of the People's Army. The cruelty of man is epitomized through the mentality of this haunting protagonist. Beware of the harsh truths which he may reveal...
Tyler's Cousin the Drug Dealer
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The streets remain on lock-down in Sector B as Tyler's cousin deals with a stream of customers on a typical night in Sector C. Whispers abound as to what exactly the government and the People's Army are up to, meanwhile, an offer presents itself which is impossible to turn down...
The Hell March
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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It's a cold winter night in New Brunswick, as a man contemplates his youth on the night of his wedding. He will be forced to rely on the strong temperament he was taught at boarding school in order to endure the onslaught of family bigotry and alcoholism on this happiest of nights...
The Excavator
Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Welcome to the streets of Sector B, where cameras line the streets and security forces are ever present. Thomas is a fugitive. A defector from Sector A. He will be forced to resort to desperate measures as the walls are slowly closing in around him...
Aunt Shirley
Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Aunt Shirley has been captured. Chained to a metal chair in an interrogation room, starved and sleep deprived, she tries to prepare for what is coming, but cannot help but question her motives and the actions which have le her here...
My Brain Feels Like a Fried Egg, Extra Butter
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In this installment, follow our nameless narrator through the drug-riddled streets of Sector C, where tragedy can strike at any moment.
The Camp
Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Travel to the year 2039 in this dystopian North America where the governments of Canada, America and Mexico have consolidated, and society is segregated into Sectors. A haunting glimpse of what could become of our increasingly militarized society, as the public's privacy is slowly reduced to absolutely zero in the wake of state-sponsored terrorism.
Unlearning
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
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Step into the classroom of a dystopian future where students learn to unlearn the moral sentiments they have been taught since birth. The process of unlearning has become vital to the mechanisms of control in a society plagued with constant social upheaval and where the threat of terrorism is ever present...
The Fall
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A man struggles to come to terms with the guilt he feels over the miscarriage of his child.
The Watcher
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Carol travels to Cape Breton with her two-year-old daughter, attempting to escape her past and sooth the haunting regrets of a former life, she will be forced to confront these still open wounds as an unknown danger lurks within the big red house upon the hill...
The Monster
Price: Free! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
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At what point do the people we love become a burden? The Monster delves into this existential question through the eyes of a young girl as her family struggles to cope with her sick grandmother...
Fragments
Price: Free! Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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Struggle to find answers in this mystery-thriller taking place in the heartland of Southwestern Ontario. Paul can only remember fragments of his past, but there is one thing he knows for certain; there are people watching him. As the danger grows, Paul begins to question his reality, and when an unsuspecting stranger happens upon him, certain truths are revealed which cannot be forgotten...
Run Charlie Run
Price: Free! Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Roam the streets of Ottawa with Charlie, a third year university student bent on recapturing the essence of his first love, all the while doing everything he can to sabotage his relationship with his current girlfriend, Natasha. Explore the seedy underworld of Ottawa as Charlie's increasingly manic quest for self-validation quickly leads him down dark and dangerous roads...

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