Written entirely and exactly from a dream I experienced, “The Angel of Berlin”, is my latest release from Flying With Red Haircrow, published 23 May 2011. As it combines magical realism and speculative aspects in a contemporary setting, it was curious to consider which genre it more closely fit. Maybe it’s in a category of its own, but perhaps you’ll tell me if you decide to read.
I don’t really know how this one will be received generally. I’ve had positive feedback from a few friends and online acquaintances, but because it was a dream that I faithfully wrote in detail, it does have unexplained and unbelievable occurences as inevitably our subconscious often presents us with the strange and symbolic.
For me, it was one of those dreams so vivid you can touch and smell or enjoy and despair along with the characters within that vision. Dreams that are like watching a panoramic film, such as I described in other entries here like, Dreaming With Bear and Wolf, or those which also became stories I recorded, The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire. Unlike the latter, however, for it was a metaphysical, psychological erotic tale, The Angel of Berlin is about innocent love and friendship that develops between Robin and Angel. This story also explores the possibility of “angels among us” and readers will have to decide who among the players really might be an angel.
Title: The Angel of Berlin
By: Red Haircrow
Published: 23 May 2011
Publisher: Flying With Red Haircrow
ISBN 13: 9781452441665
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Speculative Fantasy, Gay Fiction
Length: Short Story
Purchase Link & Excerpt
Coming to Amazon Kindle, All Romance and other online distributors.
Description: “When Robin, a young university student, saves the life of a beautiful youth, he finds he’s made a devoted friend. But without memory and voice, the newly named Angel is a mystery, occasionally exasperating with his child-like qualities yet with touches of darkness which makes Robin wonder what kind of being he’s really taken in.”
To learn more about my writing, ideas and more, I’ve recently been interviewed at Bibrary Bookslut and this past week at Top2Bottom Reviews. I would appreciate feedback regarding “Angel” or anything else for that matter, so you’re always welcome to write theredhairedcrow at gmail.com.