Short Shrift: Sorties in Short Fiction
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories
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A person bumps his head and discovers his interrelatedness to everything...
A man dies while working on a new invention...
An up-close encounter with nature has unexpected results...
A group of boys playing in the words discover ancient ruins...
A group of friends seeking cultural enrichment get lost in a glass house...
A man tows a floating village by a rope...
A painting found in the trash becomes a life-changing obsession...
A visit the beach leads to the discovery of worlds unknown...
A place where carnies go to retire becomes its own sideshow...
A girl plays a game involving a King, a Count, and the Mona Lisa...
In these and other stories, the author combines elements of weird fantasy, surrealism and the absurd to create a unique universe of odd characters in unusual circumstances.
The 44 extraordinary pieces are written in the “short” formats and arrange by length:
o from minimalist short short stories such as the 60-word "In Fields Themselves"
o through 1,000-word short stories including “The Picture” and “Icelandic Shadow-Trap”
o and full 4,000-word stories "The Kingdom at Land's End" and "Wilfred's Hollow"
o to the 10,000-word novelette The Six-Button Game (itself composed of six intertwined storylines).
The very concept of story is deconstructed and reconstructed according to the author's whim, aiming to achieve an apotheosis of the ordinary spectacle.
I Grew These Hueless Clouds
In the Dreary South
A selection of surreal and experimental writing, including the “semi-automatic texts” of Thumbnail Sketch for Chateau Design and Dietary Notes for Sanctuary Harmonium; et al. 79 pieces in all.
BISAC code: Poetry / American
Search Keywords: Poetry, prose poems, surreal, experimental
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The Adventures of Franco Corelli
The poet employs the fictitious character of Franco Corelli to travel near and far, garnering wisdom from his experiences and poetry from his adventures.
BISAC code: Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Places
Search Keywords: Poetry, Travel, Adventure, Esoterica
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Reviving a Dead Priest
Notes on Reviving a Dead Priest After He has OD’d on the Secret Stuff
Poems on life, death, time, breath and other mystical topics.
Pantaleon: An Artifiction
Andrew Meriwether, an engineer vacationing with a group of friends, spends a week on an island as guests of its native daughter Silvera Pantaleon and her family.
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