brb: be right back
a verse novel by Maree Dawes
Partner away and home alone but for the sleeping children, our protagonist finds herself in the fantasy world of online chat.
She and her family moved to the country and up till now she’s been bored and disconnected from her everyday world.
Online life becomes more technicoloured than the real thing. She makes friends, learns the lingo and ponders the meaning of fidelity, humanity and living in the moment.
As Bodicea, she falls for Thistlehead, they burn up the screen with online love, but when he leaves chat things get edgy. The “in real life” of her family and the ocean creep in. Her friends have no patience with the new world she has discovered.
Will Thistlehead return, will she choose real or online life and what would you do, if you were there yourself
Ebook out soon. Published by SPINELESS WONDERS