Remaining, chapter 46 of Coherence, the first volume of Notes for a Mythology – and Chuang Tzu Revisited, a very, very short story (The following is a work of satire. The people and events depicted, including those based on real people and events, are all entirely fictional.)
The second selection is more of an anecdote than a story, yet while they were conceived years apart and without any conscious reference to one another, I notice it does share something with the first. That was by far the most difficult chapter of Coherence for me to write; it is still the most difficult for me to read. I have revised and edited it several times, but I don’t think I’ll ever be quite happy with it. For something good, have a look at the following:
*I haven’t been able to stop thinking about German Sierra’s Cloudwall since I read it months ago.
*John Trefry’s upcoming novel is excerpted here; an earlier one is available to read here, via Inside the Castle. Fernando Sdrigotti of Minor Literature[s] has just released his first collection of stories. Frank Garrett has just translated Robert Rient’s Witness.
*I find myself returning again and again to the poems of Carrie Ann Laski.
Next issue: April 4th