Life on Other Planets: Chapter 1

So a year on from Pulp Idol I am making slow headway on the rest of the book, and thought it only fair to post the chapter. You can also read it in the Pulp Idol Firsts 2017 book here on Issuu or in print from Amazon and Waterstones Liverpool.
 

‘And lo, that celestial crucible which bore us all to Earth doth embrace thy spirit once again.’ Book of Jupiter, Chapter 6, Verse 3

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When I was 15 my family had a nervous breakdown. It was August 1997, the summer my Great Aunt Edith died. The same summer that all the spiders in East Sussex chose to leave their homes and run amok for reasons no scientist on the planet could explain. Were these two things connected? I like to think so.

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