poetry and prose about place

Next book in the Meniscus Series!!!

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It’s the dead of winter. It’s bitterly cold and food is scarce. Just surviving until next morning is all you can think about. But no matter. There are just the two of you.



Then your boyfriend declares he is going on his version of ‘walkabout’ for three months. And seven strangers, survivors of a spaceship crash, land on your doorstep. The trials of winter just went critical.



Meniscus: Winter by the Water-climb, the third book of the Meniscus Series, follows the continuing story of Odymn and the silent Slain. If you enjoyed Crossing The Churn (the story of the meeting of Odymn and the Slain) and South from Sintha (the story of the Slain’s attempt at redemption), you will love the third story. There are lots of new characters and Odymn’s parkour and foraging skills are put to the test. The book includes new drawings, a map, a glossary, a list of characters and a guide to Gel-speak.


Meniscus: Winter by the Water-climb is now available in paperback and ebook at  A quick read, written as a narrative poem. The paperback is $11.99 (US) here and the Kindle version is $4.96 here .



An except from the story:

Odymn measures the gap.

Not far.

Perhaps two metres.

Just beyond her comfort zone.


Odymn considers

surface of the stack.

Icy, slippery.

Bubbles ooze across rock.


The En’ast wood,

a hundred metres below.


Odymn tosses a chunk of stone.

It lands,

skids to a stop.


Rubs her hands on the dusty rocks.

Needs dry fingers to cling to edge

if her feet keep going.


Crouches. Arms behind her.

Launches and leans.



I hope you will take a leap with Odymn and explore the strange world of Meniscus.


Copyright Jane (a.k.a. Alexandra) Tims  2017


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