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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Julie Balloo

If we were to take off our hat to Julie for all the careers she’s pursued, we’d need as many as Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew Cubbins. Dancer, actress, stand-up comic, radio and TV writer, fitness instructor, barmaid, office and sales assistant, and teacher of comedy writing classes. Not in that order, I presume (I’m just stopping to catch my breath here).

Not to mention the biggest job of all: bringing up her children for thirteen years. Uh... thirteen? That means they’re becoming teenagers. Julie, you will need all the sense of humour you ever had.

Julie says she’s written two novels, the second of which is being considered for publication. The first, she says, is “rubbish.” Julie? We wanna see that rubbish!

Julie lives in Hackney, London, and says she looks for orchids among the neighborhood detritus. Come to think of it, that’s what Bewildering Stories and any sane person (ahem) would do...

“The Eye,” in this issue, is Julie’s first contribution to Bewildering Stories. Is it a memoir, fictional memoir or flash fiction? No matter, really. Most important is what “The Eye” does: it ends a poignant scene with a flair of humour.

Julie’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Julie. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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