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Mind Cafe [Kindle Edition]

Lizzy Ford
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Mind Café: death’s waiting room and the only refuge for a woman trapped in her body after a tragic accident leaves her unable to do anything but watch the world and think. A fiction, paranormal short story just under 5,000 words, part of a larger collection of stories depicting a day in the life of the unique.

Product Details

  • File Size: 96 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463694083
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kettlecorn Press (December 24, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004H8GUXC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,607 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly sad and very thought-provoking May 24, 2011
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Mind Cafe was, to say the least, a short story that will make you stop and think. Rosie is a woman who has been a human vegetable ever since an accident happened when she was 24 years old. She's been kept alive on machines, watching the rest of her family and friends grow old while she simply exists. She can communicate slightly with the outside world, but all she really wants to do is either experience a miraculous healing or die. This story deals with her actions in a place she calls the "mind cafe," a location inside her mind where she can be visited by loved ones and do almost anything a normal person can do.

There were a few typos in addition to a few sections that could have been developed or explained a bit more, but overall, this was a very emotional read that makes you connect with Rosie. It doesn't attempt to push any agendas on the reader such as religion or euthanasia, so you don't have to be worried about that. I highly recommend this short story to those who enjoy a somewhat sad story that makes you think a bit. It's a very good read, worth the few minutes that it will take you to read it.

Warnings - Mild Language
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars touching short story May 25, 2011
By Cynda
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This short story was worth the read. Touching and thought provoking describe it best. There were some errors, but they were not too distracting. In fact, I was somewhat disappointed when the story ended.

This story did remind me of one of the absolute best books I have ever read, even though I read it first over 40 years ago!
I highly recommend Johnny Got His Gun. Incredible heart wrenching story. It probably should be required reading for everyone. I have lost track of the original paper back over the years, it is wonderful to see it is available on the Kindle. Get this book too!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sad story May 25, 2011
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although,this was a very short story,it was engrossing. ms. ford effectively got the reader to sympathize with her central character.she offered us a great deal in a brief story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Short Story July 23, 2011
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I'm hovering above the five star button for this one. This short affected me so much. I found it to be sad and haunting. The reader enters the mind of Rosie who has been "a vegetable" for decades. Her body is gone, but her mind is still active. For the majority of her life she's been stuck in this state.

Perhaps I found this story very powerful due to the fact that I've lost both of my parents within the last five years. The ebook brings many people to mind - elderly, the severely disabled, and loved ones lost.

An amazing and powerful short story. I was brought to tears more than once.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not a fan of this one July 4, 2011
By Holly
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This story seemed more to me like one never ending sentence. Understanding that it was a short story, there wasn't any real development.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak writing December 15, 2013
By Sara
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Blah blah blah. A little confusing, but mostly just annoying. Nothing interesting, just poorly written drabble about life, death and in between. Shouldn't have taken the time to publish this underdeveloped piece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Abrupt Ending November 14, 2013
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Mind Cafe was a little confusing. It also had an abrupt ending that left me kind of disappointed. I felt that the story could have ended better. Otherwise, I enjoyed the short story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great concept but... October 22, 2013
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It came out short in the end. I just did not get it. Everything was going 3-4 stars until the end...sorry I just did not get it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars heartbreaking story that needs to be told
Although I LOVE Lizzy Ford and most of her books, this one was a bit of a challenge for me. It was well written and the characters flowed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jessNboys
5.0 out of 5 stars will have you thinking all day!!
I really liked this story and found my self trying to figure it all out. So much happened in such a short story you just want more.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amanda Strickhouser
5.0 out of 5 stars It Makes You Think.
This is the first book of Lizzy fords, that really made me think, a very sad story, about what once was a young girl full of life, now trapped in her body due to an accident, with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marilyn Ortega
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more...
I am a huge fan of Lizzy's and although I see potential for this story, it is so short, that it leaves me with more questions than answers. Read more
Published 2 months ago by PRBabe5
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
I really liked this book I only wished it were longer. I liked the character Rosie and her courage to live with her condition. Read more
Published 2 months ago by gordonpatrrick
4.0 out of 5 stars A short story with something to say
he Mind Cafe is a thought-provoking short story with something to say. The main character, Rosie, is the creation of author Lizzy Ford and a person who would unfortunately be all... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Moore
3.0 out of 5 stars Mind Cafe
Eh. I dunno, I wasn't terribly invested in the story. It was short (thankfully) but I just didn't feel that interested. YMMV.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great quick read
Mind Cafe was a story that was a bit different than most. It was a good story that was a quick read. The Mind Cafe was an escape from real life for the main character. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ashley Hedden
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat confusing
Ford created an interesting situation (woman trapped inside her mind), but the layout of the story didn't always effectively move the story forward. Read more
Published 4 months ago by morehumanthanhuman
5.0 out of 5 stars heart-rending and hilarious
This book is very well written and creates a very believable world of a woman who has been rendered paralyzed after a car accident. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Douglas Spaulding
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***About Lizzy***

Lizzy Ford is the author of over twenty books written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy has released her books under her imprint, Guerrilla Wordfare. Lizzy's books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords.

Lizzy lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

***Lizzy's Books***

Heart of Fire
"Charred Heart" (2013)
"Charred Tears" (2013)
"Charred Hope" (2014)

Hidden Evil
"Hear No" (2013)
"See No" (2014)
"Speak No" (2014)

Rhyn Trilogy
"Katie's Hellion" (2011)
"Katie's Hope" (2011)
"Rhyn's Redemption" (2012)
"Rhyn Trilogy: Origins" (Sep 2011 as part of the Indie Eclective's "Halloween Collection")

Rhyn Eternal
"Gabriel's Hope" (2012)
"Deidre's Death" (2013)
"Darkyn's Mate" (2013)
"The Underworld" (2014)

War of Gods
"Damian's Oracle" (2011)
"Damian's Assassin" (2011)
"Damian's Immortal" (2011)
"The Grey God" (2012)

Damian Eternal (War of Gods Spinoff)
"Xander's Chance" (2013)
"The Black God" (2014)

Witchling Series - YA paranormal - Published by Evatopia Press
"Dark Summer" - (2012)
"Autumn Storm" - (2012)
"Winter Fire" - (2013)
"Spring Rain" - (2014)

Incubatti - Urban Fantasy - Published by Evatopia Press
"Zoey Rogue" (2013)
"Zoey Avenger" (2014)

The Foretold Trilogy - YA fantasy
"Elle's Journey" (2011)
"Shadow Rising" (2014)

Anshan Saga
"Kiera's Moon" (2011)
"Kiera's Home" - novelette (2013)
"Kiera's Sun" (2014)

Single Titles:
"The Warlord's Secret" (Apr 2011)
"Maddy's Oasis" (Jul 2011)
"A Demon's Desire" (Oct 2011)
"Rebel Heart" (Feb 2012)
"Star Kissed" (2013)

***Contact Lizzy***

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