“Writing… is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were  not driven on by some demon whom one can never resist nor understand.”
-George Orwell

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
-Franz Kafka

Featured short stories

Wacky and Wonderful Library: A carrot instead of a husband

A short story by Alex Natalian Grandmother was a full-busted, Latin woman with red hair and a scowl that could scare a scarecrow.  She wore pink and orange.  She chuckled

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Wacky and Wonderful Library: Alzheimer’s

Grandma carried him around in her bra, between her breasts, keeping him warm and happy during the day. She had Alzheimer’s and often forgot he was there — “My GOD, who put this little bastard in my bra!” — then she’d eye the critter and grow soft… Read More …

Wacky & Wonderful Library: the case of the manic medical student

My mornings begin with a glimpse of the rising sun. These are special moments, and I greet the day as she first gazes across the deep earth. Read More …

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