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In a World of Words

You can be too rich and too thin, but you can never be too well read or too curious about the world. Tim Gunn Three books from the past. Or goodbye, February: Let’s start with the largest book on the list – Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and The Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith. Are you aware that the octopus is the closest alien you can meet on...

After 2 Years Together…

19 January 2021 The two year anniversary of my self-publishing journey! 🕺🎭😀📚🎂🍩 I don’t remember how it all started, my first book – is it a book really? – was a collection of absurd stories posted on the blog, blended genres full of grotesque erotica, satire, sci-fi, adult humor, and surreal fiction. I remember how one day someone proposed to publish a book. I’m not sure who it was but...

Grotesque: abnormally large, shockingly ugly, distorted, and ludicrously odd

I have a remedy against thirst, quite contrary to that which is good against the biting of a mad dog. Keep running after a dog, and he will never bite you; drink always before the thirst, and it will never come upon you. François Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel, book 1  Have you ever wondered what a grotesque world would look like? Is it a world where the laws of nature, symmetry,...

Aspects of the Novel

No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it’s meant to make you jump out of bed in your underwear and run and beat the author’s brains out. Bohumil Hrabal, Czech novelist There’s a book called Aspects of the Novel, a series of lectures from E. M. Forster, written in 1927. I haven’t read it myself yet, but I saw a mention about it in the...

The Secret of Quantum

written by Ogunwumi Abimbola My friend had a breakup today (don’t worry, Suzy has a break up every other week; two cups of ice cream later, and we’ll be hunting for her next boyfriend 😉). Anyways, in between tears and sky-high scoops of ice cream, this was the summary of her ranting.  “If I had known Dylan would have been worse, I would have just stayed with Jack”.  “If I had...

Works in progress: updates

So Absurd It Must Be True, Book #2 is on the way – publishing June 2020 (probably one week later than planned). Proofreading will take 14-15 days, plus – beta… but it is almost here! 💃☕️📚 Blurb: It’s hard to describe a book that doesn’t fit anywhere… a book that uncovers the most bizarre human desires and absurd aspects of our lives. In So Absurd It Must Be True, acclaimed...

Anita’s Pond

This is going to be quite long post, mostly because of 1,5k short story I’m sharing today. I’m still working with my thriller Sophia von X… I may need one more week before I’ll hit ‘send’ and leave it to proofreading team. Its so many details, heroes… and words 😂 (=60k) – the story is also a bit crazy (read: I’m not so sure anymore about the genre 💣👽). As you...

Discover the power of stress-free productivity

There’s a beautiful Sanskrit work – Samadhi OR समाधि – which roughly translates as a state of oneness, or complete absorption. How often do you experience such a feeling when you write? You know… that golden moment when you get entirely lost in your own words, and the page fills up effortlessly. The great challenge for us, soulful scribes, is that, all too often, the state of Samadhi alludes us. Our minds swirl with...