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ALISON LOCK

 

INDIGO DREAMS PUBLISHING

 

ISBN 978-1-909357-10-5

 

£8.95 + P&P

 

156 pages

 

PUB: APRIL 2013

 

 

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As a result of winning the Indigo Dreams Poetry Collection Competition in 2010, Alison Lock’s first collection of poetry ‘A Slither of Air’ was published.  

 

Since then she has gone from strength to strength, and many of her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies, magazines and even a mobile phone app.

 

She has an MA in Literature Studies and Creative Writing from York St John University and was the first Poet-in-Residence at Holmfirth Arts Festival.

 

Alison lives in Holmfirth, Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

Alison Lock

‘Alison's stories linger long after you've finished reading them. Soulful, unsettling and beautifully written.’  

Rachel Connor  

 

'As you begin savouring each tale, you don't want it to end. The worlds that she deftly conjures feel possible, yet otherworldly; the characters are complex and remain with the reader long after the stories end.'   

Suzanne Gannon        

                 

 

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Twenty stories that explore beyond the usual boundaries.

The world is on a cusp, hovering between the familiar and the dystopian. With humour and compassion the characters are sucked into a slipstream of ordinary events and unusual happenings.  

 

A woman hears her roses crying as the ash begins to fall; a girl with hearing loss is more at home with bugs, a man with good intent transmogrifies.  

 

There’s a secret inside a pony, an occasional angel, a swarm of flying fish and then there is the dog.  

 

And all the while, the natural world is taking an ominous turn.

Ashes for Roses

 

The Mission

 

The Inventions of Mr Pitikus

 

Bugs

 

The Drowning

 

Eggshell

 

Poetic Licence

 

Seraph

 

Where the Blue Line Fades

 

Inside the Pony

 

Map Woman

 

Wild Rose

 

Dancing with Sylphs

 

The Hanging Tree

 

Runner

 

Apple Tree

 

Tweed

 

The Colour of Glass

 

Erthenta

 

Swarm

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