‘Art is a single soul divided to all’
This expression is what I always use to describe the fragment of the creator’s spirit within us, which empower our creative juices and draws us towards the stories we are meant to portrait through words, colors or sounds. In my last post, Kima was mentioned for the first time, an inspirational story that I have been finally polishing to its final form… a bit different than my first release, Psychs, a fiction thriller following the story of a guy bound to 8 spirits by the tragic event of his birth, who then uses those ghosts and their knowledge to become a soldier of fortune.
So why the surprising shift? Is it a writer’s pride? To try and prove to one’s self that I can write anything in any genre? Well, to answer that I have to go back to how it all started in 2009, where an idea dropped by.
Art by Adrian Borda
I came across by chance – or fate – to an article on the Internet, where stranded false killer whales were found in South Africa, in that article they mentioned that the first time this had happened in there was in 1928, Christmas Eve, at Kommetjie Beach, though it had happened in other places long before that. For some reason or another I couldn’t get that out of my head… I started to look into it and all I got were theories and some were controversial, but in the end, my curiosity was left unsatisfied.
I started to imagine my own reasons, then I started to picture how did it feel to see something like that for the first time, on Christmas Eve, how did the people, or the first person to see that, reacted… Could that person be a kid?… It must have been a traumatizing thing to witness… A story could be told, so I started to write thoughts only, on a new note book that I got and labeled for the recent obsessing idea.
One day, I did a research at the library to know more about South Africa, particularly about life over there in 1928… And there it was, I came across something that flickered my passion to write Kima, something that I believe could be the reason that could fulfill my curiosity. I started writing, and reading, rewriting, reading again and then rewrote for a final read.
Kima will be released this year, and I will be sharing an excerpt from the novel and some hand picked quotes that I hope will be enjoyed and inspire everyone.
I also have a ‘Psychs’ related surprise that I hope you will feel excited about too. But until then, enjoy your days.
~ A. H. Amin