Ten things you (probably) didn’t know about Myths and Tales
1 – Based on Tales from the Crypt and similar
We all remember those shows that had a different little story to tell every week right? Well, ‘Myths and Tales’ was inspired by these shows. ‘Tales from the Crypt’ and ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ being Vivika’s favourites. It is a mash of genres which gives something for all readers to enjoy.
2 – Based on not so true events?
The ‘Confessions’ series stemmed from a ‘Myths and Tales short story titled ‘Confessions of an Anatomist’ which was written during Vivika’s time at medical school. She promises no one was harmed in the writing of the story but the black humour, the horror and the unforgettable character of Tracey Campbell made it a favourite amongst ‘Myths and Tales’. So much so it was adapted into a full novel! ‘My Silly Little Confessions’.
3 – Handling the Hangram
After an initial pitch of the ‘Hangram’ short story, Vivika was surprised to receive comments on how violent it was.
“I honestly didn’t see it that way,” she said. “Perhaps I should lay off listening to Marilyn Manson when writing.”
We love the ‘Hangram’ as violent as she is.
4 – Shared universe
‘Red Snow’, ‘Knights of Ravensedge’, ‘Seeking a Boat’ and ‘The Mad King’ all share a common universe and are part of the Red Snow Fairy Tales.
5 – Treading the boards
‘The Gift’ has been adapted as a stage play and will be hitting theatres in the UK in 2018!
6 – This Place Misunderstood
It may not seem it from the outset, tone and general happenings in the ‘This Place’ poem but Vivika assures us there is actually a positive and affirming message behind it.
Torrance Global took a closer look. Click HERE to read their thoughts.
7 – Listen to the Music
Vivika loves music of all kinds. She especially enjoys classical music. The poem ‘Violin’ is a dedication to that love, which is ironic because Vivika plays cello (somewhat).
8 – Kicking off a Conflict
In ‘Myths and Tales’ you are introduced to the elite group known as Rogue Battalion. This is just the beginning of the highly anticipated Conflict series. Coming soon as a graphic novel as well as some insights featuring as part of the ‘Myths and Tales’ web series! Stay tuned.
9 – Taking Requests
‘Princess and the Beetle’ is the most requested poem of Vivika’s for recital. It is a favourite among readers and we are so excited for it to be the pilot of the web series. It will be leading the charge with a unique brand of comedy.
10 – Soon to be a Web Series
Directed by Leo ST Paul (The Walk) ‘Myths and Tales’ will be hitting the Torrance Media channel soon! Subscribe, tune in and enjoy!
Click HERE to read Vivika Widow’s Myths and Tales
Coming soon as a Torrance Media web series