In this vaguely impressionistic and impressionistically vague novella, our heroine, Epifanea Tredwell, travels round Europe (while she still can), whimsically cooking food that may or may not have a connection with her (often undisclosed) locations.
Her sometimes strained communications with her boyfriend back home show she has a lot to think about regarding the life she will or maybe won't be returning to. What effect, if any, will Picnics of Passion, the steamy but terribly-written romp her friend has thrust on her as holiday reading, have on her decision?
You, dear reader, can check out the first draft by clicking here [last updated/first proofread draft, 13/3/2019]
I should hold a competition to design a cover.
I think there's a lot more of the ol' genius loci stuff to add to a few chapters.
And at some stage print copies and epub versions of the finished work will be avaiable.
Until then, you're stuck with the poetry.
Red Light Blues
I was sitting at home feeling full of self-pity
So I took a short plane ride to Amsterdam city
To find lots of young ladies so sweet and so pretty,
So charming of figure and face
They were doing their best to give me an erection
By waving their breasts in my general direction —
But turned out to be blokes upon closer inspection —
Something tells me I'm in the wrong place!
When down these dark alleys a young fellow goes, he
Finds many strange windows with glows that are rosy;
But, not wishing to peer in too close or seem nosey,
How is he to know which are men?
Those give-away signs, how come I didn't spot 'em?
Those bulges they have where real ladies ain't got 'em?
But now that I've had a few stuck up my bottom —
Why, I think I might go there again!
Two five-star reviews on AmazonUK (from total strangers, at that)
and available from there or direct from Lucidity Books (see below)
for a mere fiver (plus p&p).
It's even available for electronic readers: what more could you want??
Yes, you've reached the (self-) publishing venture for Lucidity Ltd (making books clear …)
And we are proud to announce the publication of ISBN 978-0-9929024-0-7,
Parodies Lost, a collection of over thirty comic verses — out now!
And here's how to obtain your copy for only five British Pounds (plus postage & packing).
Simply log on to PayPal and send the required amount via your PayPal account
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Tell PayPal to pay me at email@example.com,
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Want more than one copy? Who can blame you? Perfect presents and stocking fillers for the discerning gift-giver.
Or maybe you live in darkest Cumbeslobodia and need to know about postage — or want it sent in a jiffy-bag or by recorded delivery? You're just being awkward now, aren't you?
But we can sort you out. Send me an email, and we'll discuss options and prices.
Of course if you live in Edinburgh, we may be able to get a copy to you without troubling Royal Mail at all. And, who knows, shops and online sellers may soon be stocking it too (and taking their well-deserved cut). Mail me and/or keep an eye on this site. And ask about mates rates if we've ever been drinking together or exchanged bodily fluids or other intimacies!
Are you too cool for paper? e-reader versions now available!
Yes, though the pics may not look so good, and the layout is never ideal for verse, we can email you a file for your Kindle, Sony, Kobo or Nook, for half the price of the print version. Just e-mail us, tell us what machine you use, and we'll mail the file as soon as we have our hands on your cash.
And watch out for more titles coming from the Lucidity presses!
We're working on the memoirs of a salty sea dog of the Nineteenth Century,
and The Billy-No-Mates Cookbook (recipes for the lonely to sob into on a modest budget")
— which may even be available as a tablet app!
We're nowt if not modern, us!