Tales from the Perseus Arm
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Featuring Blumelena, shortlisted for the Bridport Award 2012
"He hasn’t been online for ten days, not since he promised himself a life and actual human interaction. He’s been to cinemas and museums and discovered that the screen remains regardless. People are a step removed from each other, separated by a line of fibre optic cable or an inability to catch another’s eye: it’s all the same. Human interaction is a myth. Leo is happier where he is."
Sometimes, Leo feels as though he only exists online - hiding behind an avatar, friends are just names in cyberspace. Until one day he meets a mysterious young woman called Bloom. Although she's a chat-room pariah, Leo finds himself drawn to Bloom and her oddities. But is she what she seems to be?