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Fiction

A Collection of Stories

A woman looking for birds found as well a perfect temperament. It was alone on a park bench, feeding the pigeons. Because of its nature, she couldn’t tell the temperament’s age, or even its sex, really.

Gerontophobia

Rusty panels stretch around the bottom right corner of the structure, longer on one side, with dark and broken windows three-quarters up. Along Kingston Avenue once neon letters read “Cockt” followed by four empty husks; underneath busted bulbs spell “Lounge.”

FÉDER or the Gilded Husband

This experience filled our hero with a profound anxiety; Delangle’s suspicions weren’t appeased, and he was not the man to forget or neglect the consequences of an idea once it had entered his head.

UNSCIENCE FICTIONS
Richard Kostelanetz in memory of Robert Heinlien

If science fictions extrapolate from known possibilities, these move beyond, above as well as below.

Character and Fitness: Chapter 9

Character and Fitness is a semi-autobiographical novel about an unemployed social justice lawyer and his nurse girlfriend living in a shitty apartment complex behind a strip mall in suburban Philadelphia, the birthplace of our democracy.

Character and Fitness: Chapter 10

Character and Fitness is a semi-autobiographical novel about an unemployed social justice lawyer and his nurse girlfriend living in a shitty apartment complex behind a strip mall in suburban Philadelphia, the birthplace of our democracy.

Tragic Strip

Fiction Krishna, episode four, in which Fiction Krishna meets his maker.

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The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2011

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