Short and Experimental Narratives
Tales of Frustrated Musicians
These five stories, some satiric, others surreal, locate the power of music in the dislocations of the human condition. The story
"Sam the Messiah Man" is in this collection
..... 80 pgs......$10.00
Four Nature Myths
Pantheistic legends inspired by the traditions of world mythology. One of these legends may be read at
80 pages .....$10.00
A modern re-creation and lyric evocation of the Persephone legend
The Quest for the Absolute
Three stories of Americans in France during the 60's. One of these stories may be read as the final section of an issue of Ferment: Despair
A. Logan Airport
A non-linear flight of the imagination through various cities of the world, beginning from and returning to Boston's Logan Airport
B. The Drugstore
A drugstore in downtown Philadelphia, a moment frozen in time. The technique is cubist, the story minimal. A world of powerful tensions is evoked , although nothing happens.
The Governments of Chelm
In the mythology of the Ashkenazi Jews Chelm, Poland is the village of fools. This story chronicles the inevitable collapse of all attempts made by its wise elderly rabbis to establish a just and/or stable government.
4 Cynical Christmas Stories
Carols, charity and commerce. In the hallowed 'bah-humbug' tradition.
A penniless author and drug-addicted art student in Paris in the 60's. They meet only briefly, yet continue to interact indirectly right up to the inexorable tragic ending
Cats and Crazy Razors
As gruesome as it sounds, written in an innovative highly lyrical style
(1) Cats and Crazy Razors ; (2) Amplitude of the Cosmos; (3) Three Weddings, which can be read here.
Excessive ambition and a swollen ego lead to catastrophe for a post-graduate researcher at the Marine Biological Laboratories at Woods Hole, Massachussetts.
Here is an article on Woods Hole
Barbarians in the Salon
One will find plenty of agony and ecstasy in these accounts of 3 minor art movements of the 20th Century. One of them is known as
Life on the road with back-pack and fiddle. Click here to find out what happened in Monaco in 1985
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