‘They make love standing up and then he places her foot on a gravestone.’
Fiction author Michael Forman is set to launch his third and most bizarre Noirotic novel yet.
This yet untitled novel will include historic content from the former and infamous St Helena Convict Settlement.
Forman, who’s no stranger to the darkest sides of fiction, is currently researching the island’s history.
He’s interested in details of the two cemeteries located on Queensland’s, St Helena island.
According to Forman, St Helena’s graveyard is to become the site of some ‘seriously weird sexual sadism‘.
“I’ve visited St Helena several times and taken photographs. I’m also interested in measuring the distance between the two cemeteries and how long it takes to sail cross Moreton Bay.”
Forman says what makes the two St Helena‘s graveyards unique is that they’re located on an island. The island and it’s graves are close to the mainland, reachable by boat but rarely accessed at night.
“Their isolation gives our enthusiastic lovers a chance to explore their kink among those who knew true punishment.
Consider what they do as homage to those who are buried beneath the crucifixes.”
St Helena’s Graveyard (History)
The St Helena penal settlement was all but abandoned in 1932. During it’s sixty five years of service, approximately fifty convicts were buried on the tiny island east of Brisbane.
Convict’s tombstones remain unidentified. The civilian ones to the north of them include dates, names and a brief cause-of-death.
The graveyards are fenced but there is access for those who are part of a tour.
Commercial charter operators offer daily trips from the mainland to see the historic grave sites and the nearby ruins.
“I’ve had the benefit of seeing the graveyards after sunset. Their tombstones take on a surrealistic, almost supernatural feel under a moonlit night.
The once forgotten and dilapidated site is well maintained so all can see a part of Australia’s history up nice and close.
“Mike’s writing has you in the room from the outset. You are meeting characters left right and centre and then bang –‘it’ is here. He takes you on a vengeful, aggressive journey…”-Michael M Roleystone. (Reader)
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