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I have a short story in the July issue of Desktop, the “Other Worlds” issue.

It’s a mildly speculative story about a boy delivering a mash note to his girlfriend using a home-made drone, social media and a series of hacks into localised media like ticket machines and electronic T-shirts.

The gist is that he’s set up a little one-page site with a love poem on it and he’s trying to get the URL to her so that she can read the poem.

Heath Killen, editor at Desktop, was great fun to work with, even coming on board and indulging my meta when I suggested that it might be fun to actually make the one-page site for real  (well, they did – the site’s not there anymore but Google, good old reliable Google, cached it so that’s what I’m linking to now).

The July issue is out now, so if you like a bit of speculative romantic comedy with your graphic design commentary and celebration, you could certainly do worse than asking for it by name at your local newsagent or bookstore of distinction.

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About Adam

I'm the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.
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Absolutely. two egregious typos in an ad for a comms job at a book publisher. do i weep or laugh? anna and i both discussed the fact that every pd we've read lately has had at least one typo in it. way to make me feel out of step, universe. this is a very well made poem. it's called "Travelling Through the Dark". *shudder* #williamstafford I am binge watchin star trek voyager right now and am gobsmacked by the recurring theme of helping out your friends and being nice to strangers even when theyre frightening because its the right thing to do. where has this theme gone when it comes to the stories we celebrate and share with each other?
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