THE UNVOICED CONSONANT

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A traumatised bank teller from the East End,

a US postal worker with itchy feet,

an Australian fleeing an unforgivable crime,

a Kiwi obsessed with body parts,

a student yearning for his heritage

and a closet poet who has been stuck on the same opening stanza since 1973:

Oh! to be an insect that was not
in any way appealing to a bird.
Alas! I must transform.
Forsooth! These mandrils they do appear
to be firmly fixed …

Five loud-soft voices, seven trips into the past, at least thirty pigeons, frequent conversations with Alexander Pope, John Donne and Emily Dickinson (plus a flying visit to Patrick Süskind), plenty of truly awful poetry, more phonemes than you can poke a stick at, one weather machine who meets a grisly end, and five other murders which, in my opinion, could not have been avoided.

Plus the occasional lesson in English grammar to keep you on your toes. Welcome to


ði? ' j?n'v??st 'K?ns?n?nt

T H E U N V O I C E D C O N S O N A N T

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pp 1 - 11

Submitted: August 26, 2012

ði? ' j?n'v??st 'K?ns?n?nt THE UNVOICED CONSONANT A story delivered carefully, and in the best Englis... Read Chapter

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