Robert Seidel Costic


Robert S. Costic is a writer living in Washington, DC. He has written a collection of fairy tales, "Flamethrower Fairy Tales," of which two have appeared in the literary journals ImageOutWrite ("Lydia of the Bears") and Off the Rocks ("Ascension"). His other ebooks include translations of fairy tales by Theodor Storm and Friedrich Hebbel, a novella, "Kepler's Revenge," a polemic on politics and music, "Sound's Weight," and a collection of aphorisms, "Lightning Words."

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Tales of the One-Eyed Snake
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,960. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
This collection of thirty-eight gay erotica short stories are imaginatively staged across diverse settings and genres. A high schooler obsessively collects the white elixir of his crushes. A mad scientist builds the perfect human sex machine. A pirate is shared with all of his shipmates on the high seas. A new homeowner is plagued by a ghost couple who have sex on his bed.
The Ruby and The Lonely Children Fairy Tales by Friedrich Hebbel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Classics
Presented here are two fairy tales by the German poet and dramatist Friedrich Hebbel (1813-1863). In "The Ruby" a man infatuated with a gem discovers that it contains magical powers, and in "The Lonely Children" two orphans are tempted by Satan to turn against each other.
Lightning Words: Aphorisms
Price: Free! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Costic offers 400 aphorisms in the vein of Nietzsche and La Rochefoucauld.
Fairy Tales & Ghost Stories by Theodor Storm
Price: Free! Words: 45,580. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literary collections » European / German
Presented here is a collection of fairy tales and ghost stories by German author Theodor Storm (1817-1888). In these tales a boy is kidnapped and mothered by a bear, a boy sails to the moon, a man goes on a quest for the philosopher's stone, a miser is tormented by two terrifying cats, two lovers seek an end to their farming town's draught, a countess is given a magic mirror, and a doctor is haunt
Sound's Weight
Price: Free! Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism
"Sound's Weight" encourages readers to think about music politically and politics musically. Tracing the history of Western music as a process in which taste is dictated by politics, this extended essay advocates for a way of thinking and living liberated by the confines of calculated interests.
Kepler's Revenge
Price: Free! Words: 34,520. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
Richard Kepler is an entertainment lawyer representing musicians in New York. When confronted with a series of challenges -- a father who fights against his attempt to renovate his house, an ex-boyfriend who refuses to get back together with him, and an antiques dealer who takes advantage of a young runaway -- he fails to distinguish between what he wants and what he considers right and wrong.
Flamethrower Fairy Tales
Price: Free! Words: 38,410. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
These forty modern fairy tales for grownups explore issues of truth, power, and love in a proudly vulgar, unpretentious display of wild sex, gore, and dark humor. Although filled with zombies, excrement, and, yes, flamethrowers, the collection reflects the author's familiarity with the fairy tale genre and his desire to push it in new directions.

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