Tuesday, 19 February 2013

In Cassidy's Care: Download the Short Story (In Kindle Format Only)

The new Miracle Mile album 'In Cassidy's Care' is now mastered and ready for production once the artwork is complete. There's talk of needing a promo photo for the sleeve so Di is desperately searching out her pot of Vaseline for misting up the lens; she knows all of the tricks does Di.
The album's official release won't be for 3 or 4 months but we should have pre-release copies available for friends to buy (here and via the website) within 2 or 3 weeks. 
The songs were inspired by 'In Cassidy's Care' a short story that I wrote.
There are currently frustrating 'search' issues with Amazon but you can find the book in Kindle format using this link:
I wanted it to be free but there is a minimum fee required to set it up. Sorry!
If you do shell out to read the story please be sure to add a customer review, it really helps to create interest.
Meanwhile, here is the blurb that will preface the album; it sets up the story...

We’re all connected by our unravellings; a recognition that can be a comfort of sorts. A good friend (let's call him 'Cassidy') was having problems. His life was as disheveled as his appearance; he was coming apart at the seams. He needed to speak about this dishevelment but wasn't taking advice. My sympathetic gaze was met with the blank stare of a man marinating in misery. What to do? I thought about writing him a letter. No one writes letters these days so maybe that correspondence would resonate; he might take notice. So I wrote out his story, detailing things as objectively as possible, that he might better see his predicament and move beyond it. But oddly, as I kept writing, this letter to a friend became something else; a work of fiction. I had a title; 'In Cassidy's Care' and soon the thing had its own momentum. I used Cassidy's situation and personality for the narrative and found him a great point of reference; he never let me down. It was no surprise when I found myself writing songs that related directly to the predicaments of the Cassidy character. I presented Marcus with those small dramas and he developed the musical landscape in which our hero now abides. Small dramas indeed, his story is as mundane and relevant as yours and mine.
Beyond fiction, thanks to Cassidy for letting us hang the fabric of this fiction so loosely on his bones. He's still disheveled but you'd find him a much happier man these days; in fact, if you knew where to look, you wouldn't recognise him at all...

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