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Lisa Bunker

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in Los Alamos, NM, The United States
April 10

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Lisa Bunker has written stories all her life. Before setting up shop as a full-time author she had a 30-year career in non-commercial broadcasting, most recently as Program Director of the community radio station in Portland, Maine. Besides Maine she has made homes in New Mexico, southern California, Seattle, and the Florida panhandle. She currently lives in Exeter, New Hampshire with her partner and her cat. She has two grown children. When not writing she reads, plays piano and bass, runs, does yoga, and studies languages. She is not as good at chess as she would like to be, but still plays anyway.

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Lisa Bunker Hi Andrea, thank you for your question! I'm intrigued that you found Felix's story to be as sad as you say. I can understand how it could resonate…moreHi Andrea, thank you for your question! I'm intrigued that you found Felix's story to be as sad as you say. I can understand how it could resonate with you that way. That said, my read is that while there is loss, there is also abundant hope and love, so I actually see it a happy story--real world happy, complicated mixy happy.

Regarding having a plan all along, I guess you could say that, mostly. When I'm writing stories I start with an idea--in this case, boy fused with alien, and facing either death or the loss of a friend--and then my characters come to life in my head and start pushing the narrative in new, unexpected directions. It's a messy organic process, and a lot of fun.

Thank you for reading!

Best wishes,

~Lisa~(less)
Average rating: 3.61 · 560 ratings · 160 reviews · 2 distinct works
Felix Yz

3.60 avg rating — 556 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — expected publication 2019
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“And then swooping back in again, even faster, one long incredible fall through the human-shape of me and this time down past where I don't know how to go any smaller and I find myself somehow looping around to out-past-too-big again; so that everything seems to fit inside the smallest place in me and vice versa. And then for a while I'm not sure if I am inside the universe or the universe is inside me. The only thing that seems for sure is that somewhere in all the dancing around of whatever it is that dances, there's a human-shape of me, with either everything inside of it or it is inside of everything, or somehow - don't ask me how - both at the same time.”
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“A gap will yawn, achingly, day by day, it will turn into a colossal pit, an abyss without foundation, a gradual invasion of words by margins, blank and insignificant, so that all of us, to a man, will find nothing to say.”
Georges Perec, A Void

“And my Black bird, still not quitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On that pallid bust -- still flitting through my dolorous domain;
But it cannot stop from gazing for it truly finds amazing
That, by artful paraphrasing, I such rhyming can sustain--
Notwithstanding my lost symbol I such rhyming still sustain--
Though I shan't try it again!”
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