Alex Buchinsky
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Joined 02-26-18, id: 1108952, Profile Updated: 07-25-20
Author has written 4 stories for Thriller.

Agnostic. Minarchist-Libertarian. Introvert. Likes kitties and doggos. Literally a vampire ...

Favorite Books: American Psycho, Silence of The Lambs, Red Dragon, Hannibal, Hannibal Rising, A Scanner Darkly, Junkie, Fear and Loathing Las Vegas, and The Alienist.

What I write: Essentially everything I write is Transgressive Fiction or some other genre spliced with Trangressive fiction or at least transgressive themes. Similar to Phillip K. Dick blending Sci-Fi with vice or transgressive themes and elements.

Why I write: I initially started writing (creatively) in an extremely depressed and anxious state of mind. This is when I began to write my first novel/manuscript (Chloroform Nightmares). Before that, I was forced to write in college — I have a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice — and some papers I wrote got noticed and praised by a few professors – one even saying I would be perfect for the FBI – which is funny now that I'm highly skeptical critical about this fraudulent bureau of impostors; and think it, and other government alphabet gangster organizations should be abolished. That being said, the professors complimenting my papers surely helped motivate me to write or at least gave me confidence to write. I'd begin writing (fiction) seriously a few months later during a mental breakdown. But before that happened I had an initial idea of what I wanted to write about; a vigilante serial killer who targets child rapists ...

As my story progressed I found myself needing a epic climax/conclusion. After thinking about it for a few days I decided to pick something that hit close to home. In 1992, two girls were viciously gang raped and murdered in my neighborhood, close to the train tracks, by five subhuman creatures. This happened very close to the train track bridge which the girls were hoping to cross on their way home. The train track bridge serves as the scene of my finale/conclusion.

My writing journey so far: My writing journey so far has been moderately interesting. I've had ups and downs, great moments and panic attacks, lost some real life friends and gained some internet ones. I began about 10 years ago in collage. Around year 5 (when I thought it was complete) I sought out my first editor. The person I picked was girl from England who edited my novel and wrote a very good synopsis. During my last mental breakdown about 3 years ago I wrote the entire rough draft of the sequel (Chloroform Castles) in about 6 months. After 100 denied query letters (for Chloroform Nightmares) I finally caved in and accepted to take on the self-publishing route; but before I did this I wanted to find at least 10 beta readers to really see how random people thought of my writing before I published it. This led me to this this site where I queried 88 betas, got interest replies from about 10 people, but only one girl came though and completed the story and gave me more input and editing than the first editor I paid for.

Currently: As of now I have changed A LOT from the last beta I worked with. I applied most of her suggestions and cut lots of things and added new ideas and aspects. I am very happy with the recent improvements and the current state of my story but I still know it can be better and perhaps more 'digestible' to a wider range of readers.

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Blood or Alcohol? by Jeva Poe reviews
This isn't how I wanted to die.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: M - English - Horror/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2011 - Complete
Aleksandr by thefilmchick reviews
Poem #6 of college poetry portfolio - a poem on a photograph. This was my favorite poem I wrote for that class - on before-and-after photographs of Soviet gulag inmate and (my favorite ever) writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2006
Corpus Christi by thefilmchick reviews
Poem #5 of college poetry portfolio - a poem in iambic pentameter. This was three pages long, typed for class! ETA: As I asked for people to read this, this is an unreliable narrator who hangs out with unpleasant people. Take wording with a grain of salt.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 737 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/8/2006
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Chloroform Nightmares: Chapter 12 - Chrysalis
Twelfth chapter of my novel Chloroform Nightmares. This chapter is significant because it's Camden Cassidy's first kill mission and second vigilante mission total (first being saving a young black kid from getting his bike stolen by Neo-Nazi skinheads.) My goal is to get beta readers and the first three chapters have little action so I hope this intrigues some potential betas...
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,599 - Published: 7/30
Chloroform Nightmares: Chapter 3 - Metropolis
Third chapter of my novel Chloroform Nightmares. This chapter continues to paint a gritty picture of the main character and his surroundings; (namely Houston, Texas) where he is from and where the nationally known murders that drive his motivation and metamorphosis took place.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,114 - Published: 7/18
Chloroform Nightmares: Chapter 2 - Mother Nature
Second chapter of my novel Chloroform Nightmares. This chapter goes deeper into the dark and twisted state of mind of Camden Cassidy; exposing his anguish, psychopathic philosophy, and the conception of subconscious homicidal thoughts.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,638 - Published: 7/17
Chloroform Nightmares: Chapter 1 - Christmas Lights
First chapter of my novel Chloroform Nightmares. The chapter illustrates the dark atmosphere of the story and gives the reader a good look at the antihero protagonist's home, unique personality, and corrupted state of mind.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,155 - Published: 7/15 - Complete