Interview with Adam Rakunas

So, hello. How are you?
Doing okay. Right now, I'm making soup.
Soup?
I'm a big believer in soup. Soup can take many forms, it can have many ingredients, and there is no right way to eat it as long as it tastes good.
Hm. Shouldn't we be talking about books?
We could, but they don't taste as good as soup.
Would you ever eat a book?
Well, I certainly consume books. Some books feel like a meal. Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children" felt like a sumptuous fifty-course feast. All that gorgeous prose, all those rollicking family stories, all of that history. I was so *full* after I read it that I had to take a break. Go on a book cleanse.
Do you cleanse?
No, but I do know the mensing of cleansing.
Hm. Getting back to writing--
--oh, thanks for the reminder. I need to get in my words for the day.
For the day?
I need to knock out 1,500 words a day to satisfy Murray.
Murray?
My muse. He lives in the basement.
But you live in Southern California.
My *mental* basement. Murray hangs out down there, hanging out and reading gentlemen's magazines. Every now and then, he suggests something, and then I'm off to the races. It seems to work out for both of us.
Some would say that sounds a lot like mental illness.
Well, some can go to hell, then. I make no apologies for my writing process, especially since it hurts no one. Murray has a place to stay, I get to tell stories, and it all works out.
Anything to add to sum up?
Soup. Make a lot of soup, eat a lot of soup, and read books while you're doing it.
Published 2015-01-13.
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Books by This Author

The Right People
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
It's not what you know but who you know that counts. Just ask Gene and G.R., two high school kids who sell personal fulfillment to their classmates. When their business model is threatened by the baddest of the bad girls, the boys have to figure out keep their business afloat and stay connected to the right people.