A fabler is a spinner of tales, some true and some fiction, all in pursuit of deeper meaning. Fiction and stories provide a view we may ignore in our every day, go about the business of getting from paycheck to paycheck kind of lives.
A perspectivist looks at things from different points of view. By looking at the different world-views we can grow and change. When we see things in a new way, we respond in a new way.
Really though I just like stories. Any story that creates an escape from the mundane is good for me. I crave the distraction. I try to stay distracted and daydream as much as possible.
2100 words. My name is Josef Finch. I just woke up in a nightmare of the past. Somehow I've shifted out of place and time. The last thing I remember is falling asleep in my St. Louis apartment. Now I'm being interrogated by German soldiers during WWII.
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Published: February 28, 2015.
Fiction » Literature » Literary
1700 words. There's nothing like a cup of tea at the end of an evening. Just the warm up needed when the man you love is working overnight. The news blurbs about a serial killer running around Riverside can't even break the calm.
2700 words. The rich feast while the poor labor. The system allows the poor to workout for the rich. Being an upper means staying thin despite indulging. But the table is about to be turned. Who will be able to handle the gain?
5900 words. Rex Baker is king of his world though he isn’t even an adult by legal standards. Not that Rex takes much stock in the law, or the expectations of others. He has his own rules he follows and they have let him stay one step ahead of just about everyone.
1008 words. Compassion given to someone in their darkest hour becomes something more - something secret. Explore the level of devotion one person is willing to have for another in this dark snapshot of humanity. Riverside is a place of many tales. Consider this a crooked welcome sign hanging at the city limits.
Fletcher Callow has experienced more than his share of misery. He takes solace in detective novels and his personal perspective on Riverside. He desires to be the hero of his story and to kiss the girl in the end. Now the only question is if she is real or a figment.