But Mostly I Think of You

20151111-6Y3A5030The sea and tears are the cure for anything, a poet once said. The sea seems to be the beginning and the end to everything. When I see the waves lap up the shore I am reminded of something else I read, about how the sea and the shore will remain forever together. But mostly I think of you.

But Mostly I Think of You is a volume of 12 short stories brought to life with illustrations by the talented MessyMsxi. These 12 stories, along with others, have been nesting in my small Moleskin notebooks for a few years now, kept in warm dark places but always close to me. The characters that have been with me the longest are Bonsai Girl and Banana Boy. She has outgrown the thumbed pages of my notebook, and yearns to see the world and to be seen. The underlying theme that ties these stories together is love. Some of the stories have dreamlike settings, some fantastical, but all are born of real, heartfelt emotions. I hope these stories will speak to the readers in a deeply personal and intimate way, as they spoke to me while I was writing them.

Candice Lim

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www.butmostlyithinkofyou.com

Paperback | 56 pages | Published by Five Finger Mountain, 2015

November 2015 | First edition | ISBN 978-981-09-7068-0

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