Check out ‘Streccano’ by Bill Leonard of Whangarei

 

Bio supplied by the author…

“Bill Leonard was born in a log cabin in the wilds of Miami Beach, the son of a flying-saucer repairman and an attaché to the government of Bulimia. Disenchanted with the Evil Empire from a young, impressionable age, he set his sights on New Zealand as the result of David Lange’s stand against the Americans. In attempts at Permanent Residence , he got in on the 2nd try whilst the Immigration officer had gone to have a pee.
Literary history, such as it is:
Stickno Bill’s Guide to Complete Fulfilment (2008) paperback, staple-bound. Bill sold 35 copies of the humour book in 23 hours, door-to-door in Auckland, and a few at markets and expositions. Diamonds & Rats (2013) e-novel, no staples. Distributed through meBooks and Amazon. The author is still in the red. Diamonds & Rats (2018) paperback, professionally bound. Baseball, sex, love, humour, and things being blown up.
Streccano (2018) paperback, professionally bound. Not particularly funny, but there are a few pleasant lines amidst the worldwide (52% Aotearoa-based) mayhem.
The author brushes after every meal.”

 

Sample from Streccano

26th June 11:00 p.m. N.Z.S.T.
Auckland, New Zealand
Radio New Zealand News (transcript, excerpt)
Deloitte: “Radio New Zealand News, I’m Samuel Deloitte. Two men are dead in Whangarei after an incident involving a blue alien. Simon Ngerope has that story.”
Ngerope: “Police were called to a block of shops in Maunu Road near State Highway 1 at
about 9:30 this evening where they found 2 men dead, 1 of them allegedly the victim of a blue alien. According to witnesses, 23-year-old Martin Skye — who was wearing a T-shirt depicting a blue alien and the words “Foe……..or Friend” was stopped by 32-year-old Dougal Fitzroy of Hupara and asked if Skye was an animal rights supporter. He was then knocked to the ground by Fitzroy and kicked. Two local residents tried to intervene but Fitzroy threatened them with a tyre iron. Fitzroy, who was an employee at the freezing works in Moerewa near Kawakawa until the invasion, then struck Skye with the tyre iron and continued to kick him. He then fled in his truck eastward along Maunu Road but was stopped by an alien which witnesses say flipped the vehicle upside down, pulled Fitzroy out of the window and kicked him to death. An unidentified woman is in Whangarei Hospital after suffering a stroke. She was witness to the beating of Skye by Fitzroy. Police have closed off Maunu Road from Porowini Avenue to Highway 1 and have given no indication when those roads — when that road — will re-open.”
Deloitte: “It is 1 of the 1st incidences in the world of the death of a human being avenged by an alien.”

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