An Artist's Freedom

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A sample story from the collection of 13 stories in Short Shorts & Longer Tales. A deaf mute aboriginal artist loses a canvas on which he has painted his life. Though he knows where it is, and he can see it, he can't touch or reclaim it. But his ancestral upbringing means he can't leave it behind, so he remains in the vicinity to be near it, passing his time waiting an opportunity. More
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About John Muir

John Muir, born in Hamilton, New Zealand, shifted to Palmerston North. Attended West End Primary School, Palmerston North Normal Intermediate, Palmerston North Boys High School and graduated in accounting from Massey University. Spent 25 years in Australia and time in Asia. Returned to New Zealand in 2007.

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James Jenkins reviewed on July 31, 2014

An interesting story line, a few plot points seemed strange to me, not sure if they were unrealistic or if I am not sufficiently aware of the cultural norms in the area.
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Susan reviewed on Nov. 7, 2013

Thank you John, a story well worth the reading.
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Anna Scott Graham reviewed on Oct. 27, 2013

Haunting and beautiful in both prose and theme. I highly recommend this author, and look forward to reading more.
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Gary Weston reviewed on Oct. 26, 2013

When a writer with an in-depth understanding of his chosen genre writes as well as John Muir does, a story that haunts long after the last line has been read is inevitable. Muir has crafted a well written, disturbing piece in this tale, and this I'm certain is just a taste of more to come. A writer to watch.
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