Mike Russell

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Mike Russell is a British author best known for his books 'Nothing Is Strange', 'Strange Medicine', and 'Strungballs'.

Mike Russell was born in 1973. He grew up in the small village of Pulborough in the south of England. As a child, he enjoyed daydreaming, art and writing strange stories. As an adult, he enjoys daydreaming, art and writing strange stories.

Mike Russell's latest book 'Strange Secrets' is now available.

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Mike Russell Hello John, I am really glad you are enjoying 'Nothing Is Strange'! Thank you for your question. For me stories are mysteries that can hold more than…moreHello John, I am really glad you are enjoying 'Nothing Is Strange'! Thank you for your question. For me stories are mysteries that can hold more than it is possible to articulate and yet we can feel it all. That is their magic. If you love the story you probably understand it better than you think. It's just difficult to put into words, right? It may also mean that you relate to the story somehow. Here is something to ponder: 'The Meeting' is a story in which the characters find that if they investigate their lives they can make discoveries that have the capacity to change everything... I hope that you continue to enjoy the wildness of your mind, John and if you can spare the time to add a review of the book to amazon that would be fantastic. My books are published independently so our readers' reviews are what help us spread the strangeness. Thanks for connecting and very best wishes to you! You can follow us at www.strangebooks.com and like the StrangeBooks facebook page (link below) to get involved with our competitions and giveaways. Mike
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Nothing Is Strange

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Strange Medicine

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Strungballs

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Strange Secrets

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StrangeBooks are running a free to enter prize draw over on their facebook page. It is open to anyone to enter. Just click 'Going' to the event to be entered and you could win a copy of my second short story collection 'Strange Medicine' Strange Medicine by Mike Russell. The draw will take place on 31st August. Good luck! Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/29216...

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The Diaries of Sun City (full story) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: One of twenty short stories in Nothing Is Strange
Mr Dennis and the Universe (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A short excerpt from one of eight stories in Strange Medicine.
Dunce (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Dunce is a man with a cone-shaped head.
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“Nothing Is Strange”
Mike Russell, Nothing Is Strange

“Dunce is completely bald and has a really pointed head so the temptation to get him paralytic on his thirtieth birthday, carry him to the tattooist’s and get a nice big ‘D’ smack bang in the middle of his forehead was too much for me. Trouble is he can’t afford to have it removed so he wears a big plaster over it. Gangs of children tease him.

‘What’s underneath the plaster, mister? Show us!’

They swear he has a third eye under there.

My name is Bill but Dunce calls me ‘Fez’ on account of my hat. I’ve known Dunce for over sixteen years.”
Mike Russell, Nothing Is Strange

“Hello. It is Monday. I live in Sun City. Sun City is a city that is entirely contained inside an enormous concrete building in the shape of a sun. Its rays house our living quarters; its circular centre is where we work and shop. No one has ever been outside of the city; it is generally suspected that the environment outside of the city is uninhabitable.”
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“Sometimes truths are what we run from, and sometimes they are what we seek.”
R.D. Ronald, The Elephant Tree

“Nothing Is Strange”
Mike Russell, Nothing Is Strange

“Dunce is completely bald and has a really pointed head so the temptation to get him paralytic on his thirtieth birthday, carry him to the tattooist’s and get a nice big ‘D’ smack bang in the middle of his forehead was too much for me. Trouble is he can’t afford to have it removed so he wears a big plaster over it. Gangs of children tease him.

‘What’s underneath the plaster, mister? Show us!’

They swear he has a third eye under there.

My name is Bill but Dunce calls me ‘Fez’ on account of my hat. I’ve known Dunce for over sixteen years.”
Mike Russell, Nothing Is Strange

“Hello. It is Monday. I live in Sun City. Sun City is a city that is entirely contained inside an enormous concrete building in the shape of a sun. Its rays house our living quarters; its circular centre is where we work and shop. No one has ever been outside of the city; it is generally suspected that the environment outside of the city is uninhabitable.”
Mike Russell, Nothing Is Strange

“To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread." Charles Caleb Colton 1825.”
Karl Wiggins, Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me!

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Kira Hawke Hey there Mike! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again :)


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