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By kimibobs, Feb 5 2016 04:35PM

I have posted a link to a blog post about my YA Dystopian/Sci-fi novel, Echoes from the Lost Ones, that was the subject of a thesis by an Italian student of linguistics and translation.

I would be interested on your thoughts, if any, about your experiences of reading good, or badly translated books.

By kimibobs, Nov 29 2015 05:16PM

Here are some Haikus I wrote for Boris the feral cat who lives with us. Well, he lives outside and we provide shelter, food and lots of snuggles.

The photographs that go with the Haikus are stylistic. I wanted them to look like pastel drawings so I used a slow shutter speed to create the blur and sense of movement in his play.

From out of the blue

Whiskers and claws, swipe at the

Mouse unused to play

Feral leaves, feral

Cat, both fall and tumble in

Autumn’s blustering

Beyond the greyness

Red. A slash of hue amidst

The colourless day

They become circle

For one brief moment and then

Split like a seedpod

By kimibobs, Nov 28 2015 02:05PM

Watch this space for news about my writing, photography and stuff of general interest.

Feel free to comment...I look forward to chatting with you!