Set in 1989, a year after the Olympic Games in South Korea, this is the true story of a young dancer, whose naive dream of working in the Far East turns into a nightmare.
Signing a six month contract, she is whisked off to the other side of the world where she finds herself in a host of situations which she is ill-equipped to deal with. Dancing her way across South Korea with two friends, she is propositioned by the Mafia, turned away by the British Embassy, caught in a student riot, and taken to Korean brothels to name but a few of her ordeals and adventures.
At times both shocking and humorous, this story takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you follow the life of a timid young girl ,finding her voice and learning to stand up for herself in a male-orientated world of alcohol, sex and seedy nightclubs.
About the author: For over twenty years, Michele Northwood was a dancer, magician and fire-eater who toured the world in theatre, musicals and circus.
She has been in the Guinness Book of records for being part of the world´s largest Human mobile while working for the circus of horrors as their first “Girl inside a bottle”. She has rubbed shoulders with Sting, Chris de Burg, David Copperfield, Claudia Schiffer and Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees. Michele has worked as a knife throwers assistant, assisted a midget in his balancing act and has also taken part in the finale of a Scorpions concert.
When she retired from entertainment, she went back to school and now has a First Class Honours degree in Modern languages, (English and Spanish). Since graduating, she has won two writing competitions, and her first novel: “Fishnets in the Far East: A Dancer´s Diary in Korea” has recently won an award for “Best Memoir” with TCK Publishing. The sequel: “Fishnets and Fire-eating” is currently being edited and she is now working on her third book.
She currently lives in Spain with her Spanish husband, three dogs and two cats. She is a qualified English teacher and works in a public school as well as in her own private school.
Find Fishnets on Amazon : http://amazon.com/Fishnets-Far-East-Dancers-Diary-ebook/product-reviews/B07MLQ1WVQ
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Through Your Embracing Arms,
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Like Butterflies of Joy,
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Tree of Life,
Water our Thirsty Garden,
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Capture my Heart,
Whisper upon Dreams,
Thunder roiling from Elemental Streams;
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Dance in the Breeze of Intrepid Aspiration,
Whistle in the wind as Oden Sighs,
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Capture my Heart,
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Dripping from Heaven
Settling amid the Hush
Scattering the Gloom
Dance Upon the Breeze
Cascading from Grayness
Echoing Lullaby in
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Amid the Vestiges of Spiraling Night,
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Mystical Muse, Neither right nor wrong,
Time Weaves her Enigmatic Light.
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Peace and Parody Her Beguiling Spell,
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Hush Sweet Lark!
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There She Dances,
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Realm of Light and Shadow
Dance and Sing,
Unheard Echo of Unseen Things
Where the Tides of Time
Ebb and Flow
Enticed To Flagrant Show
Realm of Shadow
Kingdom of Light
Speaking in Tongues
Flickers of Unfathomable Joy
Merfolk and Triton to Employ
Usher my Imagination
Out of Stale Contemplation
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of Shadows Rippling
of Light Dancing,
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By Hour of Sweetest Night,
When Daytide, Blushing, turns her Fair Cheek away,
And All the Heavens, do, in Spectral Show,
Dance to the eye and Court each Heart with Smiles;
My Lingering Breath,
Which in heaves and sighs Permits this Life Continuance,
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And Curses All the Happy Hours that chortle and mock her Breathless Vigil.
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Silence, Speak of Time
Lingering traces of
Longing and Waiting,
Delve into the core,
Ever More and More.
Sweet Silence, Sing,
With the Joy they bring;
Caution Thrown to the
Silence in Crescendo,
Far Too Soon.
Speak, Then, Whisper;
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Conspiring with All
The maladies and Melodies,
As my Lonely Heart Cried.
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O Sweet Delirium of Time Capturing my Heart,
Spin more Exquisitely!
Dance Upon the Night More Quickly!
Pour Forth your Mystery and Magic into this Shallow Place,
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Drawing The One Ever Nearer,
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Ever Calling to Me,
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All You Are that Breathes Life to Me,
All I Desire in Your Liberty,
How Love Consumes my Willingness,
How Tedium Taunts This Loneliness,
Yet Standing Upon Your Distant Shore,
Radiant and Inspiring, More and More,
Each Breath You Sigh,
Each Step You Dance,
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So Very Far.
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O Spectral Vision
That Reaches out for me
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O Immutable Beauty
Hovering Ever O’er.
Sweetly fluttering down
From the Velvet tides of Bejeweled Night,
Spangles of Starlight as Your Spirit,
Lifting our eyes in Wonder
While the Spectral Visions
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