The Thin White Duke – read Neil Gaiman’s short story
Instead of the usual Sunday quote about writing, I found this short story from Neil Gaiman, the author and graphic novelist. He published The Return of the Thin White Duke on his website last week.
He describes it as ‘unabashedly fan fiction‘. He never met David Bowie. ‘I only had one hero left, and it was him. The nearest I came to it was meaning to send him a copy of Trigger Warning, with this story in it, and an apologetic note.’
It’s an ‘origin’ story in that it explains where the Duke came from….
The Return of the Thin White Duke
He was the monarch of all he surveyed, even when he stood out on the palace balcony at night listening to reports and he glanced up into the sky at the bitter twinkling clusters and whorls of stars. He ruled the worlds. He had tried for so long to rule wisely, and well, and to be a good monarch, but it is hard to rule, and wisdom can be painful.
Read the rest HERE
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