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Overview

Nalia finds herself trapped in a strange and inescapable lucid dream. Danger looms ahead for her friends. Pressured out of their homes in the Lost Winds, every step threatens them with persecution and death.



Taking a daring route on a treacherous sea, they seek asylum in a new land. Will they make it to their destination? Will Nalia’s dream of finding peace in Draviland become the utopia that she desperately desires, or are the dangers of this new land even worse than her home?



Set in a real time, stream-of-consciousness narrative, this story takes you on a sweeping literary journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995331600
Publisher: Cosmic Teapot Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2016
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Queensland writer, Mehreen Ahmed has been publishing since 1987. Her writing career began with journalism and academic reviews and articles. Her journalistic articles appeared in Sheaf, a campus newspaper for the university of Saskatchewan Canada between 1987-1999. Later on, she published fiction, mostly introspective.

Her reviews and article appeared in notable, peer-reviewed journals of her area of study. The research article: A Note on Phrase Structure Analysis and Design Implication for ICALL, was first published in Computer Assisted Language Learning, Special Issue, Intelligent Call Systems, Lisse, Netherlands Vol 15 Issue 4, 2002. This was republished in Cambridge Journals, Language Teaching by Cambridge University Press, Vol 36, Issue 02, April 2003. Taylor and Francis, Routledge, also republished it in Vol 15 Issue 4, 2002. Software reviews were published in On-Call, Vol 1 No 2 Sept, 1999 and International Society for Technology in Education,Vol 28 No 4, 2000-2001. The book review on Teaching and Researching Language Learning Strategies by Rebecca L Oxford, was published in Language, Learning and Technology, Special Issue, Vol 15 No 3 Oct, 2011, followed by a reproduction, for Independence Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group, 2012, University of Canterbury, Kent U.K.

Set in Brisbane Queensland, Jacaranda Blues is her debut novella, written in a stream of consciousness style. A featured author for Story Institute, she has published The Blotted Line, a collection of short stories. More recently, Snapshots and Moirae were first published by PostScript Editions, UK in 2010 and a second edition by Cosmic Teapot Publishing, Canada in 2016.

One of her short stories, The Anomalous Duo has been accepted to be translated in the German language for publication in the anthology, "Familie (er)zählt: Selection of stories completed; Sammlung abgeschlossen. So far, she has co-authored quite a number books and her shorter works have been included in various anthologies published by PnP Publishers. Our Treasured Stories and Poems, and Write to Remember are some of them. She has co-authored Magical Golden Egg, published by PnP publishers.

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