I grew up in Salford, close to Manchester, England. I never wanted the factory life on offer there and looked to music as my salvation from Trafford Park. To some degree my prayers were answered as in my 20s I was a professional musician. However, the life of a musician is a precarious one and after some years the bohemian life began to wear thin so I became an English teacher.
I now live in the Czech Republic and to shorten the cold winters here I began to write children`s stories and also adult fiction and plays.
I also supply vocals to Real Transported Man, an electronic band, so the music bug is still in me you see.
Jonathan Antony Strickland
on July 21, 2013 :
Really good short story of a guy pushed to his limit. I think we've all felt like doing what he did when the scum of the streets cross our paths.
Loved the fact that although the main character is in effect an anti-hero who has just commited a murder, as the reader I found myself sympathising with him. This makes you ask the question, if you had seen what the old man at the end of the story had seen would you too react any differently.
Very good stuff, very original, and well worth a quick read.
(review of free book)