Dandelions/Newton's Shop of Magical & Aesthetically Pleasing Artifacts
by Matthew Jankiewicz
The first of seven pairs of short stories by Matthew Jankiewicz. The first short story, "Dandelions", is akin to the style of magical realism, a genre popularized by Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Alice Hoffman. The second short story, "Newton's Shop of Magical & Aesthetically Pleasing Artifacts", is a blend of fantasy, comedy, and horror with a plot as intriguing as its title.