It’s been a while coming, but Suction Cup Dreams: An Octopus Anthology has finally been released by obsolescent.info press. The anthology contains my story “The Octopus Garden,” which was inspired by my time in the Pacific Islands and of course my love of the ocean. Having seen the proofs of the book, I can honestly say this is a beautiful volume, and I will be making it a gift for some family members and friends who I think will enjoy it. The book is currently available at Amazon, but I believe it will be available at more stores in the near future.
Here’s a little teaser to pique your interest:
Pieces of sky lay scattered in the rust-red mud. A warm breeze rippled the cotton-puff clouds until the reflections were gone, leaving only puddles. Tomoa, hands in pockets, suit coat flapping in the ocean breeze, stared at a solitary survey flag in the expanse of mud.
“You don’t believe me?” said Pa’ali. The construction foreman looked from Mitchell to Tomoa, as if expecting his fellow Pacific Islander to come to his assistance.
Tomoa pushed at a ridge in the mud with the toe of his Italian leather shoe. Dozens of furrows sliced across the empty construction site to the ocean’s edge. “You must admit,” he said, “you story is hard to believe.”