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The soul of Russian avant-garde

Today’s post is about the genius of Russian Absurd – Daniil Kharms (1905-1942). I am only interested in “nonsense”; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life, only in its absurd manifestations. #quote He is mostly known for his whimsical poems for children, but his heart belongs to absurd. His stories (or plots) are particularly fond of tantalising comic negations: the beginning that is not...

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Chunky Burger, 18+ (humorous absurd horror story)

PART 1 Heroes: Mr. DareToKill – co-owner of Chunky Burger restaurant Mr. CruelMemories – co-owner of Chunky Burger restaurant Mrs. WetHope – cleaner and account Mr. FlashOfSexBrilliance – a rich mogul Mr. WideOpenMind – secretary of Mr. FlashOfSexBrilliance Mrs. PromiseOfLove – wife of Mr. WideOpenMind Mr. AgainstTheRules – a drug dealer Place: a small town “PerfectlySafeStop.” x x x Being the owner of a business has its rises and downfalls....

The Essentials of Writing a Murder Mystery Novel

Written by Peter Manley #guestpost Congratulations! 👻🤡 You’ve got this shiny new idea for what seems like a great murder mystery novel to come… now what? It’s time to write it, of course! Getting started can probably seem like such a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the whole murder mystery writing in the first place. But have no fear, 😜 it is absolutely possible for you to turn that brilliant...

The beauty of Japanese Death Poems

Written by Nathaniel Postell We are obsessed with death – the great beyond, the next journey. We all contemplate death – shook by a fear of the unknown. Craving the knowledge of what is to come yet reluctant to pay the price of admission. Death is inevitable. Painted in that inescapable light, Japanese death poems should be a grim affair. However, this is not the case. Poetry has long held...

Tightrope to Grace

Written by Paul Fitzgibbons Inspired by “The Pearl Territory”, ch. 21 – ELIN x x x  I am a deeply religious non-believer. Or a non-religious believer. It all depends how you look at it. It wasn’t always that way. A long time ago I was a nun in the Sacred Immaculate Sacrament in Sacramento, Yahweh Sisterhood – one of the “SISSYS”. When I was sixteen I fell in love with...

7 cool destinations for your next novel – part 2

While I’m in Gothenburg (Book Fair) …  There are about a million different things you need to think about when you’re writing a novel. You have to come up with a compelling storyline, unique characters, a thrilling plot twist, and of course, the ideal location. Obviously, it’s easy to fall back on some of the more frequently used… We’ve all read at least 100 novels set in New York City,...

A Hero’s Funeral

5 Ways to Kill Your Hero Death is inevitable. Even for our most beloved heroes. Finding a fitting final fate for our friends can be a writer’s greatest challenge. Fear not, to end your suffering we have compiled A LIST 😲 of cool ways to end your heroes misery, or life. Your heroes can finally say goodbye to this cruel world, the world you created specifically to make them dance while pulling...