A book featuring selections from Drew Gates’s blog of the same name – underneaththestairwell.com.
Drew Gates: “I started the blog Underneath the Stairwell in 2009 when I was working at a job that I hated. It was a job that completely consumed my life – there was no escape. At the end of the work day I was left feeling demented and had to drink heavily just to feel normal again.
“Have you ever tried to hold a beach ball under water? The further you push it down, the harder it resists. Eventually, you lose control and the ball shoots to the surface and breaches with force, hitting someone in the face and giving them a bloody nose. The more I worked and neglected my writing, the more my repressed stories fought against my mind until I lost control and they breached my consciousness. Then I would grab a milk crate and sit underneath the stairwell at my place of work and frantically type out a missive. Underneath the Stairwell was the result and it kept me going through those depressing times and was a lot cheaper than psychotherapy.
The following stories are what bubbled to the surface, hope they give you a bloody nose…”
Publisher: Green Ant Press, Sydney.
Published: January 30, 2014
Please allow 10 days for delivery.