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The Break Down

A man's life is turned upside down when his best friend disappears

Season 6, episode 1
19 min / Published

New story from an indie author.

Matt and Ross are best friends and have been since university. their wives get on well and they live a pretty idyllic life until one day Ross disappears.

Everyone grieves differently but Matt is surprised at how quickly Ross's wife, Maddie, wants to get on with her life and leave her past behind. Matt, however won;t give up that easily but even his own wife turns against him.

What has happened to Ross and why are people determined to forget him?


  • indie author
  • short story
  • never before published
Show notes

Thought provoking short story about the affect someones disappearance has on the lives of those closest to them.

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This episode is part of the Short Stories - A Collection series
Variety of Short Stories from both new, independent authors as well as establish writers.
Mark Reads A Quite Good Book
A podcast by Mark Cartwright
Serialised readings of novels from both Independent and well known authors
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