Candy Jar Books has released its latest free-for-download short story, Copy/Paste by Jonathan Macho – which sees Lucy Wilson and Hobo Kostinen stuck in isolation. And just like the rest of us, they are using technology to communicate with the outside world. But what if the technology has other ideas?
The Two Brigadiers author, Jonathan Macho, has written this story especially for fans in lockdown. He says:
“When Shaun at Candy Jar asked me to work on this story, I was honoured. I’ve been enjoying and appreciating the work of some of my favourite writers and other creative professionals while stuck at home, including the team at Doctor Who, so I know how magic an escape right now can be. The chance to contribute something small to that brilliant effort was pretty special.”
Copy/Paste recognises the important job our key workers are doing for us in these difficult times. Jonathan continues:
“Shaun already had a lot of great ideas for how to tell the story, including the new menace our heroes have to face, and getting it written was a lot of fun. I took the chance to grapple with my own lockdown demons, some sock related, take a moment to appreciate the marvels of modern technology, and of course salute the people who are working so hard to keep us safe right now, including all of you at home. I hope you enjoy Lucy and Hobo’s new adventure, and thanks to Candy Jar for giving me the opportunity to do my little bit.”
For Doctor Who fans that are unaware of Lucy Wilson, she is the granddaughter of the iconic Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, who was played by the late Nicholas Courtney. Copy/Paste also includes a message from the Brigadier (recently discovered by Richard Brewer). Head of Publishing at Candy Jar, Shaun Russell, says:
“When Richard sent us the message from the Brig we contacted him straight away to ask if we could share it with our readers. Richard agreed and we are pleased to present this long-lost UNIT message to Doctor Who fans.”
Here’s the blurb:
It’s 2020 and Lucy Wilson is stuck at home, locked down with her family and feeling glum. She’s used to being the hero, but this particular type of heroism is hard and slow. Luckily, her friend Hobo is just a few clicks away. Isn’t modern technology amazing?
But why does the video keep glitching? Who’s that smiling with Lucy’s face? And can she really save the world when she can’t even leave her house?
Download Copy/Paste, completely free, now from Candy Jar Books.