Against The Nature, Against The Grain

I have not really wrote about my passion and love for the band Gogol Bordello here but I will in time.  I am currently listening to Against the nature by them and it is such a wonderfully dark song by them, but in truth I think I love everything they have ever produced.  In the last post I mentioned that a short piece of mine has been published in the latest issue of The Paperbook Collective, a fantastic free magazine based in Australia.  The piece is a fairly dark reflective piece on consumer society and also, in part, of the human condition.  For everyone that loves literature, that loves writing and the written word I cannot recommend getting in touch with Jayde Ashe enough with your work for the next edition.  Have a go, write something for fun and submit it.  It is really rare to come across someone who is willing to help edit and publish your work for free and without hesitation, but that is the kind and great work that Jayde does!

Here is an extract from my short piece, which can be found on page 30 of Issue 7:


Click to enlarge the image, or head over to here to read the whole of issue 7 for free!

I’ve ordered this issue and the previous two and I am looking forward to actually holding the ‘zines in my own hands, and to read what others have wrote.  The ‘zine attracts readers and writers from all over the globe so you truly feel part of something that is international in scope.  This is something I value as the internet has helped to break down a fair few walls in its short history (though plenty more remain).

Head over to The Paperbook Collective today and show your support for such a fantastic magazine.  Don’t forget you can also submit anything that you want!