Mike Russell

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Mike Russell is a British author best known for the short story collection 'Nothing Is Strange'. He is also the author of the short story collections 'Strange Medicine', 'Strange Secrets' and 'Strange Wonders', the novella 'Strungballs' and the novels 'The Exploding Book' and 'Magic.'

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 was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Falmouth University and a Master of Arts from the University of Central England.

Mike Russell’s books have been described as Strange Fiction, Weird Fiction, Weird Lit, Surrealism

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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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Strange Secrets

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The Diaries of Sun City (full story) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 15, 2017 05:55AM
Description: One of twenty short stories in Nothing Is Strange
Mr Dennis and the Universe (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 15, 2017 05:46AM
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”
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“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.”
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“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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