OBLIQUITY

The Australian Pen, volume 1

 

noun

1. deviation from moral rectitude or sound thinking
2. a: deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; also : the amount of such deviation
3.  a : indirectness or deliberate obscurity of speech or conduct : an obscure or confusing statement


 

Obliquity is a short story collection inspired by the definition of the word.

For readers who enjoy discovering hidden meanings, taking twisting turns and watching peculiar events unfold.

Obliquity is about people behaving badly; perhaps they make a bad decision or are being deceived or manipulated. The reader is sometimes in on the deception from the start or is deceived along with the main character. but they are always along for the ride.

Seventeen stories each unfold with clever precision, revealing the mystery and heightening emotions. Some stories are heartwarming while others will leave a person cold. Many genres can be found here; mystery, romance, crime, paranormal fantasy, comedy, epic fantasy and drama. Each story is an adventure into the complexities of the human mind; how and why we lie to each other or how and why we lie to ourselves.

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THE AUTHORS

Many of the authors appearing in Obliquity have books of their own, such as Kasper BeaumontDuncan RichardsonJodie LaneLinda Conlon and Delia Strange. Other authors have had success with their stories appearing in various publications, competitions and collections such as Alicia Bruzzone, Helen Low, R. A. Purtill and Sophie L Macdonald. A few authors bestowed Obliquity the honour of being their first publication; F E Moran, David Tofts and Lorraine A. Slim. Congratulations to all.

From Left to Right: Helen Low, F E Moran, Lorraine A Slim, Linda Conlon (back), Jodie Lane, David Tofts (back), Alicia Bruzzone, Delia Strange, Kasper Beaumont, Sophie L Macdonald and Duncan Richardson. Absent: R A Purtill.

From Left to Right: Helen Low, F E Moran, Lorraine A Slim, Linda Conlon (back), Jodie Lane, David Tofts (back), Alicia Bruzzone, Delia Strange, Kasper Beaumont, Sophie L Macdonald and Duncan Richardson. Absent: R A Purtill.

THE BOOK LAUNCH

Obliquity was officially launched at the North Lakes Library on September 3rd, 2016. Two copies of Obliquity were donated on the day to the library as thanks for their support and generosity. The books will be available to all Moreton Bay Region Library members and is the region where most of the authors reside.

The launch was a success; the room was thrumming with happy, positive people full of applause as every writer had a moment to speak about themselves and their writing. After the talk, the authors were swamped for their signatures on copies sold, experiencing fandom. Obliquity almost sold out on the day; only three copies were left to stop us from making the claim.


THE STORIES

Seventeen stories found their way into the pages of Obliquity. Browse the cover images for the stories below and click for a short description of the story.