Postcardia-cum-Poetica #107

Image by Thomas Dworzak, Russia, February 2001. Words from Care of the Soul.

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Postcardia-cum-Poetica #106

Image by Thomas Hoepker – villagers begging for food, Bihar, India, 1967 with words from Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #105

Nakamura Utaemon III as the widow Sadaka and Nakamura Matsue III as her daughter Hindori by Shunkōsai Hokushū (1821) with words from If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #104

Bruno Barbey’s photo of tanners of Sidi Moussa (Fez, Morocco 1984) and words from Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #103

Cornel Capa’s photo of Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits (Nevada 1960) with words from Elyora.

The Starling Requiem: Happy Publication Day

TSRcoverIt has been a very long time between drinks for me as a published author. In fact, it was this time last year I made the decision to turn my back on writing – as I had known it – to walk away from the public eye, and it has been over the course of the past 12 months of ‘not being a writer’ that I have found my way back to writing – for me, my way.

So, it’s with immense delight that I launch The Starling Requiem today, a 11,500 word novelette.
 
 

Anikó has a new life as an author, supported for a year by a meager grant. By day, she writes the novel the Government commissioned. By night, she writes a novel the Government would never endorse. To stave off loneliness and hunger, she joins a study mapping the neural pathways of narratives, and it is there, in the Science Partition, she meets the enigmatic and paranoid E. When E goes missing, Anikó is forced to walk the liminal space between her old life and new to find him. The search unearths cutting-edge, pre-revolution technology that promises both resurrection and revolt in the real and imagined worlds.

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It is available here as a digital only, for immediate download as either an epub or mobi file for $2.99

A very big thank you to Kim, Cat and Rob who all helped during the writing, editing and proof reading process. With them as my pit crew I was able to believe I had the writing chops to pull off this story.