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Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose
No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
Naomi Klein
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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce

"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks

"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin

"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

New voices heard

Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories - James R. Thomas

With most of these stories only being a page and a half long, I can't much see the point of reviewing all or most of them (plus there's 80 of them and dude, I don't have that much time and wrestling's on tonight!).


Therefore here's a list of authors I discovered and want to read more of thanks to this book, which is often the reason I'll scour short story collections:



  • Don Shea
  • Alison Townsend
  • Stace Budzko
  • Katherine Weber
  • Steve Almond
  • Hannah Bottomy
  • Kim Church
  • Richard Bausch
  • John Biguenet
  • Stacey Richter
  • Jack Handey
  • Samantha Schoech
  • Leigh Allison Wilson
  • Utahna Faith
  • David Galef
  • Jenny Hall
  • Barry Gifford
  • Leonardo Alishan
    • Jennifer A. Howard
    • Barbara Jacksha
    • Ander Monson
    • Patricia Marx
    • Tony Earley
    • Kit Coyne Irwin
    • Tom Hazuka
    • Sherrie Flick
    • Christopher Merrill
    • G.A. Ingersoll - ("Test" is a true gem, this book is worth reading just for that story)
    • Opal Palmer Adisa
    • Bruce Holland Rogers
    • Michael Knight - "The Mesmerist" is another gem...would love to see this in novel length, and/or as a movie