Friday, April 27, 2007
The protagonist in the novel is none other than Babu Writer herself, a writer of children's stories. She has written the story of The Lemon Princess for a child, her child. We hear this child's voice, asking questions. Babu answers. The pair has a close relationship. But where is the child? Why do we never see her? Is she a ghost? Did she ever really exist? Is she a figment of the imagination? Why is she haunting Babu? Why does this tale grow increasingly dark, even as the story of The Lemon Princess grows cheerful and bright?
You will have to read the novel to find out.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
As a result of doing well as the Book Fair, on Sunday evening, Babu Writer was invited to read some of her poetry at The Blue Angel, and she did. We think it was well received. It was fun... and well, perhaps there is something serious brewing in that department as well. One can only hope.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Babu and Flyw would love to find a publisher.
Babu Writer is a story writer in SecondLife (SL). In RL she is a lawyer and writer from Baltimore, MD. She has clips and a bio available in a RL blog. Under her real name, she has published fiction and nonfiction in several reputable literary journals and newspapers. She has edited and published online newsletters and a literary review, and is an established legal author for the West Publishing Co.
Flyw Jie (pronounced "Flive Jiye") is the human offspring of a raven god and a woman. When he was a baby, he sprouted wings. He met Babu Writer in SecondLife. In RL he lives in the French commune of Condrieu, situated on the right bank of the Rhône, south of Lyon. He has an eclectic musical taste, and a special affinity to electric blues. He is an avid photographer. He is a fan of The Nikopol Trilogy of Enki Bilal, and of Les Cités Obscures, the imaginary parallel world created by the Belgian comics team François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters. He is disappointed in Michel Houellebecq. He has not yet read Orhan Pamuk's novel, Snow, but plans to do so.
Babu and Flyw were partnered in a SL civil filing on 27 March 2007. They also have a RL partnership agreement. This their first joint creative endeavor. They are acutely aware of their status as fictional characters, and are becoming extremely fed up with the notion that they are merely projections. If they owned a car, it would have a bumper sticker that said, "Question Reality."