the way i get closer to publication is by getting closer to my desk and the keys and the screen through my eyeglasses. by getting closer to the endless hours of playful work. mute the environment as much as i can. endless other hours of readying myself spiritually to be up to the process.
AUTHOR: Katya Mills
PUBLISHER: Amazon / CreateSpace, 2015
SUMMARY: In modern day America, there are those — indiscernible from you and me — who thirst after (human) fear. Ame, in her twenties and the heroine of this tale, has fallen in with them. As a youth she had the same light in her eyes and androgynous form, which marks them. She was abducted and taken to Oakland, California, where she comes to terms with her own dark heritage. Her love interest, a resilient young punk named Maze, skateboards into her life and together they roam the streets, seeking and extracting fear from Ordinaries. Conflicted by her own violent nature, Ame has become nevertheless intoxicated by her new life and associations. Meanwhile, lurking around the boarding house where Ame and Maze stay, a Malafide is busy trapping and hollowing out Ordinaries and leaving them shells. Ame discovers her little sister Kell, in the grips of a terrible addiction. Just as Ame seems to have found her rhythm in the chaos of this new world and city, Kell disappears. Then, searching for her sister, Ame unravels a secret buried on the tapes of a security camera, which threatens to uproot her once again.
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A short story and dark fiction by Katya, author of Girl Without Borders (2013, Amazon.com). A young brother and sister come together to makes sense of their terrifying circumstance, after the untimely death of their parents. Sinister Aunt Rose has a dark agenda, and vengeance in her heart. The apparition of their mother holds the light to the darkness that has enveloped Everlee and Lee, within the walls of their 19th-century Victorian house. Telepathy and telekinesis are two of the forces which come to play in this tale of survival. And a strange ritual which invokes an alternate reality, by way of digesting fruit growing off thick vines in the yard. This is a dark fantasy for all ages, a modern fairy tale, written in the author’s own compelling literary style.