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Tanka sequence

KEN AND BARBIE


I wander the aisles

of trash and treasure market

in search of a bargain

trying not to add too much

to cherished objects at home


something catches my eye

tables of second-hand dolls

at the market…

—somebody’s pre-loved cast-offs

in need of a new home


I search through the pile

of arms and legs on the table

—Ken and Barbie

callously ravished and replaced

by this year’s model


From the tanka sequence above, you can see that Ken has a good eye for a story, then he injects heart and soul. He learnt early in his career that you can stumble around all day, tripping over similar stories, and that the art of the writer is to recognise them.


The s/short stories within were penned while a member of Southscape Writers, a group of friends that came together once a week to enhance their passion of writing. The ballads, while not structured in the accepted metre, reflect the author’s lackadaisical Australian style.



About the Author: 



Ken is a local (Geelong) self-published author, whose stories and verse reflect life in the region. His work has been aired on radio, (RPH and Pulse Radio) and short plays performed at the Potato Shed. He also dabbles in scriptwriting for film, plus tanka, (the ultimate short story/song) and does spoken word (ballad and prose poetry) in the district.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
March 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
110
Pages
PUBLISHER
Armchair Publishing
SELLER
BookPOD
SIZE
7.8
MB

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