Delighted to have one of my short stories published in Horizons 3. The story was short-listed in the 2016 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition, organised by Top of the South branch of the NZSA.
The story, 'Civil Disobedience', was also published by an online journal called The Thing Itself, and if you are interested, you can read it here.
It was inspired by a speed-camera in Surrey, UK, where I used to live, that kept getting torched. It wasn't the sort of neighbourhood where you might expect to see such vandalism and I started wondering who would do such a thing. I let my imagination run...
I hope you enjoy it.
I took myself on a wonderful Artist date this morning. (If you want to know more about Artist dates, check out The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.) I took some reading matter for 'artistic nourishment' (see photo) to a new coffeeshop called 'Park Ranger' opposite Scorpio Books in Riccarton. Afterwards I popped into Scorpio books, where I browsed for a bit and bought two books. One was chosen randomly and the other was deliberate. It was curious that they at first seemed to be polar opposites - and yet... Perhaps in fact they complement each other. Both are attempting to make sense of something 'imagined' or 'envisaged' – and who is to say which one holds the most truth? The books are 'Emmanuel's Book', comprising the messages of a supernatural being, as channelled to Pat Rodegast; and 'Reality is not what it seems: the journey to quantum gravity', by eminent theoretical physicist, Carlo Rovelli. I'll let you guess which one was chanced upon randomly...
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