Fiction

She

He loved her so much he doesn’t believe it now; he laughs about it, a long, hard and cynical laugh. It is the laugh of someone who has lost.

Do Not Pet

Nothing better to put a broken heart into perspective, I think to myself, than the inanity of the llama, the enlightenment of the sloth, the opportunism of the chimpanzee.

Day 1851

Today does not mark anything particularly special, but nevertheless there is an 8o per cent chance that today is a special day: I must increase measurement sensitivity, be alert to abnormal behaviour.

The Withdrawal Method

‘You can pay for half the procedure.’ ‘How much is that gonna be?’ ‘I think it costs two hundred and fifty dollars,’ I say. ‘But I might just be getting that from Dirty Dancing.’

It Feels Like Crime:The Devil Inside

Of all the questions authors get asked, the most puzzling but persistent concerns that which others might think of what the writer has produced. These others - ... Read more

The Special Advisor

You did not apply for this job. You applied for another job, but they are offering you this one. You can’t imagine that they would ever have advertised this job, though it is described simply enough. They do not give you time to think. You take it. ... Read more

Heroic Dose

'So you hop on a teapot and listen to this chick called Moon or June or Spoon who wants to tell you you’ve a beautiful aura, but doesn’t want to discuss her RL non-existence as a dental technician in Las Cruces.'

. . . to B.S. Johnson

The work of B.S. Johnson (1933–73) has for too long been saddled with the deadly label ‘experimental’. A notorious figure on the British literary landscape of the 1960s, he slipped into cultish obscurity soon afterwards, but is now enjoying a renaiss... Read more

Not Being Shy

Everybody wanted to buy a taco made by That Guy, the guy who needed to get away from his girlfriend so bad that he basically dug a hole in the ground where he could finally have a little peace.