Prozac & Exotica in a Tattoo Parlor is a modern, urban fairy-tale that takes you on a dream-like, surreal, yet raw and edgy journey through a concrete jungle. Elements of children's stories that entranced us in our childhood magically emerge within a present day urban dwelling. The lives of a dominatrix, a tattoo artist, a singer and a journalist are about to collide.
The story begins at sunset as Mia is grieving the loss of her kindred spirit, who has suddenly passed away. Mia's best friend, Susanna, left her an artistic, scrapbook called the ""The Healing Passage."" Each page represents a day, and gives Mia a mission helping her to learn to live life without Susanna. On the first day, she is told to go to breakfast at a local cafe. Reluctantly, Mia goes, and ends up running into an old friend, who claims that Susanna sent him a postcard telling him to meet her there for breakfast on that day.
Meanwhile, another damsel in distress is spiraling out of control. Liz is detoxing from her addiction to Prozac, which she accidentally left behind at the Tattoo Parlor she manages. As she sings, imprisoned by her mind is a pre-war tower, a passerby stops to listen to her breathtaking voice. James is instantly mesmerized by the hypnotizing melody and decides he must meet this lady who sings such beautiful sorrow. He finds a way into her building and meets Liz, who orders him to fetch her Prozac that she left at the Tattoo Parlor.
This is only the beginning. Each character receive letters from Susanna after her death. As these artists' lives intertwine, romance blooms and the characters begin to discover that Susanna must be guiding their spirits from beyond the grave for a deeper purpose.
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Published February 22, 2013
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.