Truth is Stranger than Fiction Pt2

Truth is Stranger than Fiction Pt2: The 50-Foot Woman and Two-Fingers Tony

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…cont’d from The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Mushroom Hat Man and the Novocain Cowboy.

First, let me explain the infraction against the rules in the title: do not mention names. Although not explicitly a rule, there are no names. That’s easy enough to understand isn’t it? I mean, point the finger and someone’s bound to lose an eye. However, Tony isn’t a real person, more myth than flesh and bones. And the legend doesn’t state if he only has two fingers on t Continue reading “Truth is Stranger than Fiction Pt2: The 50-Foot Woman and Two-Fingers Tony”

Truth is Stranger than Fiction: Mushroom Hat Man and the Novocain Cowboy

Truth is Stranger than Fiction: Mushroom Hat Man and the Novocain Cowboy

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The Three Rules of Coffee Club

Do not admit you have a problem. The worst kind of failure is to first admit you have one. You might, but that’s not important. Also, we don’t allow emotions (that’s the third rule, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves). Continue reading “Truth is Stranger than Fiction: Mushroom Hat Man and the Novocain Cowboy”

Writing on the anti-hero

Writing on the Anti-Hero

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Suffer you pathetic fool!

Where would literature be without the anti-hero? That fractured and tormented soul who seemingly wallows in his/her own ineptitude, never overcoming malevolent forces we know will crush them in the end. Whether it’s Winston Smith in George Orwell’s 1984, or John Yossarian in Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, the anti-hero’s struggle fulfils a vital role. Writing on the anti-hero isn’t about villains or accidental heroes but a canvas to paint what is broken in the world. Continue reading “Writing on the Anti-Hero”