“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.”
“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.”
Featured short stories
The last child with mental illness was born in 2068. Since then all of humanity has been nicely fixed with Genetic Concordance Therapy –
Wacky and Wonderful Library: Dr Seuss and the Job In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies! — Dr Seuss Dr.
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
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 …
I don’t believe in getting old.
The elderly carry youth in their eyes,
And at times children watch us with profound antiquity… Read More …
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 …
Giving up drugs often creates an enormous hole in people’s lives. Suddenly there’s something missing, something that took up most of your time, and now you don’t know what to do with yourself. Sound familiar? If so, this worksheet is for you. Read More …