td Whittle is co-author of "13 Ways: Illustrated Stories" and co-owner of the newly-established Thirteen Ways Press. She was born and bred in Texas, spent her young adult life in New York, and has been permanently resettled in Australia since 2003. td enjoyed a first career as a manager and senior buyer for an international publisher and bookseller, and a second career as a family therapist and clinical supervisor, working in public health and private practice. She and her husband, Robin, live in Melbourne, where they own and operate Real World Interfaces, a small business specialising in modifications for electronic music synthesizers and drum-machines. Nowadays, when not assembling Devil Fish circuit boards, td spends her time reading and writing, bicycling, and ambling through the Australian bush looking for koalas. She loves long road trips, balmy weather, Murakami novels, and magical talking cats. She is an active member of Goodreads, and more of her writing and can be found at LikeTellingTheTruth.com.
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13 Ways: Illustrated Stories
adult fiction, short stories, mixed genres
What if, as you stared at a children’s climbing wall, you began to see and hear things that no one else perceived? What if a view of the coast you were enjoying was also being surveyed by an assassin through his rifle scope? What if the last thing you saw when you looked at the sky was the approach of an enormous cloud that looked like a ghost ship?
Ranging from brief vignettes to fully-developed narratives,"13 Ways: Illustrated Stories" comprises sixteen evocative, photo-inspired stories, invoking elements of realism, suspense, fantasy, and modern Gothic. The collection opens with "Sunset at the Hyatt Regency," in which two strangers at an airport hotel negotiate their way through the complexities of sex, grief, and cold hard cash. It closes with "Hotel Eternity," in which a woman emerges from an underground train station into a bright spring day, to find a crumpled stranger gesturing to her from the footpath.