Featured Interview With Mystqx Skye
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
My name is Mystqx Skye and I am a Zürich-based writer, a hobby photographer and a lover of archery. In my former life, I was a savvy Marketing Communication Strategist at travel and retail companies. My writings are more on life’s beautiful contradictions, rebellious hearts and mystery romance.
I am from an Asian descent and lived half of my life enjoying the tropics. Now I am basking in the four-season climate of Central Europe.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
It was one sunny afternoon during my early teens when my mom decided to clean up her stacked boxes in the attic containing – what I believe – her fond memories. In one of the boxes are piled up papers, torn up magazine pages, cards and those standard looking envelopes with blue and red lines. Like an oppositely charged magnet finding its half, my hands immediately took it and I experienced one of the most exciting things in life – feast of the senses. I skimmed my fingers on half torn postage stamps, dried up smudged stamp inks, the sensual flow of spiral embossing on cards and the rough feel of patterned-cut paper edges. My eyes feasted on beautiful calligraphy handwritings and typewriter printed letters. The smell of old paper and dried flowers on handmade papers was slightly intoxicating but everything was addictive. I sat there the whole afternoon reading and my heart spent its time falling in love. There were love letters exchanged with a half stranger from somewhere across oceans, unforgettable quotes from famous movies and books and there it was… my first love – poetry writings about love in all its hues.
Then my love for writing began as well. I wrote and answered love letters for my friends. Then I started writing a few lines that rhyme, then some dialogue exchange that turned to short stories. The rhythm in words, the feelings it evokes and the impalpable aura of influence it emanates are some of the things that keeps me hooked on writing.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I always fall for the romance genre. My favorites are Oscar Wilde and Anais Nin. Their words are powerful, inviting, sensual, and both are unconventional. I like their spirit and style.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Bared – Beneath a Myriad of Skies is my first published book. It is a 117 page poetry book that inspires and encourages love for self and others, inner self-discovery, understanding relationships and appreciating the beauty of life. The book has mandala art coloring pages and includes blank stationery pages that can be used to write your own thoughts or use as a journal.
There were these days in my life last year when everything was too much to handle. Talking to someone did not alleviate the anguish so I caved in and started to write more and more about it. Writing created my breathing ground and it carved my way out of that darkness. One might think that I am too busy to be depressed but that is not the case. I nearly didn’t have time to breathe and yet every sigh that escaped my body was that of giving up. Then I decided to collect all my writings, musings, ramblings (some even dates back to 20 years) and put it together in a book, which is Bared.
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