The Mahe Mailshot – Confessions of a failed hunter gatherer

Carnivorous Cabbage - this woman's bones and handbag were later discovered in a bin liner behind the trader's stall.

Carnivorous Cabbage – this woman’s bones and handbag were later discovered in a bin liner behind the trader’s stall.

In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations. As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

 

 

 

 

 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:56 AM
Subject: Confessions of a failed hunter gatherer

Dear weight watchers,

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The Mahe Mailshot – Box 341

My idealistic impression of what the postal service is all about.

My idealistic impression of what the postal service is all about. A friendly cat is essential.

In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations. As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 4:16 PM
Subject: Box 341

To all mail recipients,

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The Mahe Mailshot – Breakdown and Recovery

Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles.In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations. As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 2:20 PM
Subject: Breakdown and recovery

Fellow motorists,

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The best Halloween night out – ever

Tastes and Tales Halloween

Don’t miss it!

The first Tastes & Tales was graced with the talent of Rod Duncan – recently of The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter fame – and thriller author Sam Hayes.

Rod told an eerie but raunchy fairy tale, Sam chilled everyone with a horrific crime scene investigation and I read the opening scenes of The Book of the Crowman.

The event was a sell-out. Delish was packed with a lively audience, who ate and drank their fill and went home thoroughly entertained.

This Halloween, we’re doing it again – this time with even creepier readings from three of the UK’s best-known authors of dark fiction: Sarah Pinborough, David Moody and me. Each of us will read a nightmarish tale to haunt you for the rest of the winter.

Meanwhile, Claire and her staff will serve round after round of delicious, freshly made canapés and ply everyone with unique wines and local craft beers.

I cannot wait!

Book now – tickets are selling fast!

The Mahe Mailshot – BANANAS

Map of MaheIn March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations.

As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 5:03 PM
Subject: bananas

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The Mahe Mailshot – RAIN

 

map of seychelles

In March 2003 My wife and I went to live on a small island in the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a year of tropical delights and frustrations.

As a break from fiction – and to help maintain my sanity in the midst of a strange culture – I wrote a series of emails to folks at home…


 

 

—– Original Message —–
From: JD’L
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 3:46 PM
Subject: don’t worry, it rains here too…
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Cheap Roadkill – get it while you can!

Joseph-D-Lacey-Roadkill

Clearly it’s bargain season on the Horror Freeway.

Right now until September 20th This Is Horror have reduced my chapbook ROADKILL to 99p or 99c – whether you’re in the States or the UK, this is ridiculously good value.

Want a white-knuckle ride? This one’s for you.