Dawn of Cicada Time by Ian Brooks
Hey guys, time for a personal plug. In the April edition of Empty Sink Publishing you can find a short story I wrote about the 17-year cicadas called “Dawn of Cicada Time”, a narrative about the lives of these obnoxiously loud insects that live underground for so long to have only a short period of time in the sun.
Here’s some expert testimony from my friends who have already read this story and insist you do the same:
whowasntthere enthusiastically states: “A lovely piece of work from Ian that everyone should read. It has beautiful imagery and sci-fi overtones, even with the realistic subject material. I’m also not going to be annoyed by the loud buzzing this Summer, but rather happily (and sadly) imagining this story”
peterfalkscorpse warns: "Do yourself a favor and read this shit. Make a good decision for once in your life. Your father and I are very disappointed in the direction your life is taking, we just want what’s best for you"
hansma, who contributed the above artwork says: "I had a lot of fun getting to work with Ian on this illustration. I highly recommend you read his story because it is pretty brilliant"
armsbendback affectionately remarks: "Ian is my favourite and you should go and read this"
Cover 1 by Heather Hansma / Cover 2 by Mike Kevan