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The magic arrival of the book

I was sitting on the beach at the Hoop Jam listening to the DJ and hanging out…

…when my boss Michael rocked up in his dingy boat and hand delivered me a package.

Little did he know how exciting this package was when he handed me a book – ‘Imprint14’ – an anthology from Hong Kong with my short story publication of ‘A Perfect Statue.’

Having not made it to the book launch in Hong Kong this year (I went last year when they published my story ‘The Boy who Loved Bubbles’), this was a pretty cool way to receive my story in print.

You can also now read ‘A Perfect Statue’

‘The Boy who Loved Bubbles,’ Imprint13. Hong Kong

My first short story to be published in a book was in the annual anthology ‘Imprint13’ through Women in Publishing in Hong Kong.

I jumped at the chance to attend the book launch and shared a room with my friend and poet Elizabeth who was also published.

I had written a short story ‘The Boy who Loved Bubbles’ based on my work at Tiny Toones Cambodia. It is the true story of a little boy ‘Bou’ who came from a family of such extreme property that his body odour sent me in to shock. It is a terrifying real story but did have a gloriously happy ending … of bubbles. The Hong Kong Women in Publishing Association loved my story and chose to include it in their anthology and invited me over to the book launch.

You can read The Boy who Loved Bubbles here.

Elizabeth and I were very civilised; shook hands with everyone, gave and received congratulations, posed for photos and drank a glass of wine or two…

but I believe some late night food was had 🙂

Read the short story here…

‘The Boy who Loved Bubble’ by Romi Grossberg.