A staggering collection of tall tales, enriched by an exaggerated sense of humour and fun (with not a little bit of word-play thrown in for good measure) that should not fail to raise the audience to a heightened sense of elevated delight, even as it casts a wry look on modern life.
Ordinary characters and how they react to extraordinary situations form the focus. A picture is formed of a world in which everyone has their own problems, perplexities and personal demons to wrestle with, to conquer and to overcome.
The stories told here are meant to make you laugh, make you cry (not necessarily in that order), maybe even make you cringe as you empathise with the various predicaments that the author so unflinchingly portrays. Most of all, these stories are meant to be shared.
"Some say life is a gamble. I would prefer to say that in life, one may take risks. Much of my work is about people going through difficult situations and turning it around. Each poem, each story has a meaning to it, has a consequence. It has vindication and most importantly, the essence of Love."
Would You Believe? by Dezi Jay M
Poetry, illustrated verse, humour, word play
100 pages, illustrated throughout in black & white, paperback
First published in 2018