Terrence: A Short Story

Terrence: A Short Story

by Alice Rachel

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Terrence: A Short Story by Alice Rachel

Bullying is nothing new to Terrence Young. The teasing and harassment are constant. His family is less than understanding as well. To them, Terrence chose to be gay and complicate their lives. Their little rejections sting and cut him deeply.

But when the Deviance Act is passed, Terrence's life takes a turn for the worse overnight. Under the new law, a mere look, a simple touch, or a small kiss in public could mean death. Terrence attempts to hide his orientation to survive. That is until a gang attacks him in a bar and Chase Martinez interferes.

Chase is gorgeous, kind-hearted, and he's a rebel in the Underground-all qualities that attract Terrence so much there is no stopping the fall. Loving Chase might be dangerous, but Terrence is done living in fear and letting others dictate what is right for him.

*The author pledges to donate 100% of sales revenue from "Terrence: A Short Story" to The Ally Coalition

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544648941
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/11/2017
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

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Terrence: A Short Story (UNDER GROUND #0.8) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Rules640 More than 1 year ago
Terrence is a short story with a unique plot. I liked the dystopian setting of the book that the author created. This book talks about the time when people don’t have freedom to be who they are. How painful it can be is really well shown through this story. This book is not only dealing with a world where being gay is crime but also where people are divided into classes. Though it is not major part of this story but still it’s worth mentioning. Now coming to the romance part of the story. I found the romance between Terrence and Chase to be heartwarming and beautiful. Terrence has a big cliffhanger at the end but the author had already said that their would be unanswered questions after the readers would finish reading this story as the story is a part of a series, so I am not judging the book by this. I just need to mention, I think to get a better idea about the dystopian future that this short story has, I would suggest you to read the books of this short story before this short story. Finally I would say in spite of the unanswered questions I had after finishing this book, I found this book to be really enjoyable and interesting.
READAHOLIC-ZONE1 More than 1 year ago
Terrence is part of a group of a short story collection called The Under Gound Series. This story is a little over halfway through the collection. Therefore, in the beginning, the author gives you descriptions of organizations and places that are explained in previous stories and also tells who the characters are from the other books which is very helpful. This is longer than any other short stories that I have read with one hundred and fifty-four pages. Consequently, I found it strange how the main plot is constructed out of a bunch of short stories. Whereas, the book was not hard to follow it didn’t contain much depth having more of a meager intensity. Though I found the story to be mediocre it incorporated some intriguing creativity within how society works, including the abhorrent laws that the people live under. Also, I give Alice Rachel a thumbs up for how tastefully she handled the intimacy parts and did not write anything graphic. Furthermore, one of my biggest pet peeves is when the ending is left wide open and of course, that was the case. Nevertheless, if a reader starts at the beginning of The UNDERGROUND series and reads "straight" through instead of reading one out of sequence you potentially could enjoy this series.
JanaT More than 1 year ago
Terrence: A Short Story by Alice Rachel is a short story in her Under Ground series and there is no doubt that Alice is a master when it comes to short stories. It is a great way to share with us more of the backstory to the characters we have met/meet in the main books and at times they help us to understand their motivation to the actions they take. Alice, you keep breaking my heart with your short stories, I am still haunted by Willow and Stephen and … well, you get the picture … Terrence is the story of … Terrence. It asks us to feel and put us in his shoes – could we hide who we are in order to save our lives? Could we deny ourselves the love we feel for another just because the ruling class and laws state that you are not allow to feel that way because if you do, you sentence yourself to death on sight? Could you live like that? I cried, oh my goodness how I cried … The battles Terrence faced … the love he felt … the loyalty he showed … the forgiveness he gave … If you have read the main books, do not skimp and skip the short stories! They are a must! And read them when they are supposed to be read!
CousinMaura More than 1 year ago
Terrence: A Short Story UNDER GROUND .08 by Alice Rachel 4 stars "Don’t let the past ruin your future." This is the 13th story in the Under Ground series and this is Terrence and Chase’s story. More Terrence, but we are given insight into Chase and even Tina. Terrence is gay. His sister knows it and it bothers her. “There aren’t enough men for us women as it is. We don’t need deviants like you turning the eligible ones gay.” ~sigh~ It makes me sad that people outside of fiction feel this way also. This is such an enjoyable series and I was really grateful to get to know these characters better. The dedication of the book came at the end and in case you decide to not read the book, I think this is important: “This book is for those who get bullied every day for being different. You are unique and special. Keep strong! Confirming is for sheep. Diversity makes the world a better place. Love is beautiful. Don’t let the hatred of others rot your lovely hearts.” - Alice Rachel