Departure – Treasures – Fathers and Sons – The March – Failure Analysis, a story, Part One of Two (The following is a work of satire. The people and events depicted, including those based on real people and events, are all entirely fictional.)


Read the previous installments of Theophiles here; of Notes for a Mythology here.

*If you enjoy the fiction on this site, or at least the subject matter it often treats, you will probably also enjoy this story and the non-fiction work of Anna Merlan in general.

*Eric Williams and I share a lot of the same interests and influences, and I feel like Toadstones, his excellent new collection of weird tales, is something I’d been hoping to stumble across for a long time.

*Malarkey Books, publisher of the above, is building up an amazing catalog from the work of a heterogenous community of authors. And in addition to King Ludd’s Rag, their zine-style magazine dedicated to the long short story, they have just started a new journal and review called Pontoon.

*Joshua Rothes, literary archaeologist and founder of Sublunary Editions, the Empyrean Series, and Firmament, is at last giving his own writing its due.

*Jessica Sequeira, another Sublunary alum, writes about the image in the works of Thomas Browne and Roberto Calasso.

*Grant Maierhofer writes about the sentence in an excerpt from his upcoming book.

*Tomoé Hill has a beautiful little piece in the new Ligeia Magazine.

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