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My book Playing God is available to buy online from @amazon #barnesandnoble @bookdepository and on ZelooMedia.com – and, if I may say, I believe it would be the perfect present to buy the book lover in your life… and the story “The Man In Red”, that can be found within this collection of interlinked short-stories, is especially pertinent to this time of year, because it is set at Christmas time and it tells a tale that encapsulates what the true meaning of Christmas is! Check it out and Happy reading!😎😍🎄 #PlayingGod #MarkHastings #book #Amazon #barnesandnoble #thebookdepository #ZelooMedia #christmas #spectrum
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“I began writing this short-story in the summer of 2016, following the untimely death of one of our greatest and most gifted artists, icons, musicians, and inspirations, David Bowie – who died on the 10th of January, 2016. After he died I was so shocked to hear of his passing, and like most people I sort-out his music and I listened to everything he had ever made and created – and I also saw countless artists and musicians paying their own personal and heart-felt tributes to “David Bowie” in any way that they could: through music, through art – and I too wanted to contribute something. I wrote a poem dedicated and in honour of David Bowie after he died, called “Always the Starman“, and I shared it for other people to read. However, I was itching to write a new poem or a new short-story that spoke about things that I wanted to say… and that was when the initial idea for my story “The Man in Black” came to life and I began writing it. “David Bowie” walked into this story all by himself, just like the “Man in Black” does, and he naturally made himself at home in it – and in my story he will always be. Throughout my writing of my short-story I listened to David Bowie’s music continuously, and I hope that I have captured a part of his spirit. This is not a story about “David Bowie” per se, but it is a story inspired by him. I hope you enjoy it!” -Mark