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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's stories linger long after you've finished reading them. Soulful, unsettling and beautifully written.’
'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.'
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 Inventions of Mr Pitikus
Where the Blue Line Fades
Inside the Pony
Dancing with Sylphs
The Hanging Tree
The Colour of Glass
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