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Jan. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Fresh from another foray into his SenFenide Dimension in last year’s GUIOPERA IV, freelance scribe John Reyer Afamasaga is ready to return to his eclectic prose for his next GUIOPERA style online serial “WELLY STORY.”

“Yeah,” said Afamasaga, “I feel like turning the syntax inside out and back on itself again to conjure double meanings…get some of the dyslexic poetic abandon back into the purple pools of prose to say what I imagine a maligned soul would have to say, blah, blah, blah….” The enigmatic poet, who floats between the sublime and the surreal, sounds as if he’s ready to soar in his next project, starting this February in the Windy City.

Hone, one of JRA’s latest characters, is a young lad from Ruatoria on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. “Hone’s a good kid, raised by his grandparents; he arrives in WELLY with dreams of making it in the music scene; then he meets up with people his parents were linked to, and who are a reason why Hone’s grandparents brought him up….”

Like in all of JRA’s stories, a romantic thread weaves its way in and out of his three-part structure of the GUIOPERA format, in which he presents his Metafiction.

“Hone has this romantic ideal of how his parents met in the capitol, fell in love, and had him…nothing could be further from the truth. His own experience when he meets someone and falls for her is affected by his early years while with his parents….”

John Reyer, who still considers himself to be a novice writer, relies on the forgiving nature of the genre he writes in—Metafiction—that affords the author the right to do what other writers scoff at and deem self-indulgent, even naïve in the hands of the artist—he writes himself into the work, excusing all manner of plot twists from having the power to veto what the majority, the plot, plus the character’s journey, the reader’s sensibilities, and reality suggest. He blurs the lines between reality and fiction so well that in one PART, he tells a story that would sell in the fantasy genre, and then in the next PART, he documents the most mundane event of his day in a surreal fashion that makes him as unbelievable as the characters he has created.

Even if JRA’s writing were to be read through rose-coloured glasses with taped lenses, smashed from banging one’s head against the wall out of frustration as to why JRA refuses to conform to convention and write the novel he’s capable of writing, one would still be transported to La La Land following an encounter with the cut-throat creative, who relies on pity from those who still see him as victim rather than villain.

One thing is for sure—the latitude we allow JRA—in return for a storyline that warms the heart, having been composed in extraordinary circumstances—will be rewarded by the second as the method writer, who is also an actor playing a down-trodden character, a struggling writer, continues to entertain his fans and mockers alike.

“WELLY STORY” by John Reyer Afamasaga at

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“MAPP it” —MobileAdApp Product Placement is Narrative Marketing that uses the GUIOPERA as a medium in which the Author extols the virtues of select brands and products via characters in a story about a story being written—GUIOPERA.
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