POEM: The Duke by John Bowie

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The Duke has no time for dogma;
sees through the lies and facts.
The Duke eyes another place
of realities between the layers;
time, space
and
our place in the stars.

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Origins of a story title – ‘Tiger Meat’

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WIKI EXTRACT (Halloween edit) ‘Tiger meat’ is a raw meat dish. Recipes vary, but common ingredients include: raw beef (or other flesh), raw egg, onion, salt, pepper, and other seasonings. ‘But mainly it’s RAW MEAT. FLESH. SINEW. SKIN.’ Preparation involves simply mixing the ingredients together in a bowl, and then serving it on crackers. It is closely related to steak tartare, and is common in Midwestern …

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J. BOWIE INTERVIEW: by Paul D. Brazill

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I’m a big fan of his, so was truly chuffed to be asked by Paul D. Brazill to do a short sharp interview for his own site. Hangover cures, militia supervised Cambodian dance-offs, The Hacienda and bucket lists were all covered… Also comments on ‘Transference’ (#2 in the Black Viking P.I series). ‘Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’ …

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THRILLING DETECTIVE on ‘Untethered’

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Kevin Burton Smith of THRILLING DETECTIVE gives us an insightful look into UNTETHERED’S protagonist. EXTRACT BELOW, READ IN FULL ON THRILLING DETECTIVE SITE [HERE] John Barrie (not his real name) – created by John Bowie. A former British soldier who spent time in Northen Ireland in Special Forces, twenty-seven year old JOHN BARRIE (not his …

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FLASH FICTION: MILBURN’S LAST CLASS by John Bowie

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STORGY FLASH FICTION COMPETITION…Finalist… MILBURN’S LAST CLASS by John Bowie * Ms Milburn’s classes left me disheartened, humiliated and without words…spoken anyway. One day I snapped and took the lead. I wasn’t alone – most of us kids felt the same. She ruled us with an iron fist. Other teachers joked she could get an …

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UNTETHEЯED: Why the backwards R?

Bukowski mows the beach
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So, why the backwards R in the title of UNTETHEЯED? “Я” is a letter in all the Cyrillic alphabets for Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian languages – pronounced “ya”. “Я” is  also an aesthetic that’s been adopted by everyone from Russian Revolutionary artists, bands like the Manic Street Preachers, by western animations and many more…[view here] …

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW: Untethered by John Bowie

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”Set in 1998 in Bristol, England, Bowie’s dark, hard-edged crime novel inaugurates a promising series.” The 27-year-old man calling himself John Barrie, “drunk, bored and alone,” has just started “another nondescript corporate job” as part of a witness protection program, but finds working with “repressed zombies” hard to stomach. Since he can’t externalize his true …

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