#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-Four of a new challenge I have called #AFirstDraft to write a haibun/haiku or other poetic form novel or prose novel over the month. Please join Gayle J. Greenlea, Anjum Wasim Dar and myself in writing first draft of a novel over the next Thirty Days. I will feature your first, or how many more drafts of your novel day by day until the end of November.

blue lotus obscureTrigger Warning PEOPLE OF A SENSITIVE NATURE ARE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING EXTRACTS EXPLORE FAMILY DYSFUNCTION AND ABUSE ISSUES Zero Gravity Excerpt for 24th November, 2021 <chapter> Two continued Ryan gone, dishes washed and put away, Owen sat in front of the TV, attempting without success to concentrate on the 11 o’clock news. Finally giving up, he extricated Banjo from his lap and headed for bed. Now he lay awake in the dark, listening to the cat’s contented purring next to his pillow, trying to anaesthetise his brain against what Ryan had told him. After an exhausting day at the AIDS hospice with no time to stop for lunch, Owen had been in no mood to talk on an empty stomach. He’d postponed their conversation long enough to unpack the groceries and make a dinner of lamb cutlets, rosemary potatoes and salad. YOU’RE THE DEAD TO ME Fourth week -A Waning – Day Three

I’m Watta Joa’s

bucket, cat attacked the man.

Miner’s ghosts on stroll.

-Paul Brookes Bios And Links -Gayle J. Greenlea is an American-Australian poet and counselor for survivors of sexual and gender-related violence. Her poem, Wonderland”, received the Australian Poetry Prod Award in 2011. She shortlisted and longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize in 2013, and debuted her first novel, Zero Gravity, at the KGB Literary Bar in Manhattan in 2016. Her work has been published in St. Julian Press, Rebelle Society, A Time to Speak, Headline Poetry and Press, The Wombwell Rainbow, Fevers of the Mind, Kalonopia and The Australian Health Review.

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