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The Kill Themes

Jonas Saul
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Themes

Phobias

Darwin is a middle aged man, normally mild-mannered man who is an author making his living writing and publishing books on Amazon.com. As a child, Darwin was abused by his stepmother. Darwin's stepmother would lock him in dark places, often the basement, and would poke him with needles, forks, and other sharp objects. This has caused Darwin to develop an unreasonable fear of sharp things and the dark, both phobiaa. However, rather than manifesting themselves with incapacitating fear, these phobias cause Darwin to become unreasonably angry.

Darwin dislikes his phobias and he has done everything reasonable to rid himself of them including therapy and medication, but nothing seems to help. As Darwin draws closer to his girlfriend, Rosina, he becomes desperate to find a way to escape his phobias. For this reason, when Darwin sees the location of a phobia group therapy meeting on a slip of...

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