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In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1,000 Words

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Inspired by photographs taken around the Los Angeles area, the book features short stories from 26 authors, including Craig Clevenger (The Contortionist’s Handbook, MacAdam/Cage Publishing), Richard Thomas (Transubstantiate, Otherworld Publications), Nik Korpon (Stay God, Otherworld Publications), Simon West-Bulford (The Soul Consortium, Medallion Press), Pela Via (Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, Velvet Press), Gordon Highland (Major Inversions), L.A. Poet Dennis Cruz, and emerging writers from around the world who are making their voices heard.

Each author was asked to select a photograph from a collection taken by the editor and write a story of precisely 1,000 words inspired by what they saw – no more, no less. The result is quintessential Los Angeles: Dreams, Drugs, Hallucinations, Romance, Life and Death, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Redemption. Like the city itself, the book is multifaceted, hard to label and even harder to put down.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

Ryan Wilson – “American Trash”
Stuart Gibbel – “Break on Through”
Craig Clevenger – “Obsolescence”
Nik Korpon - "South of Thirteen"
Dennis Cruz – “Smile Now, Cry Later”
Pela Via – “Bathhouse”
Stephen Conley – "Don't Feed the Animals"
Grigori Black – “This Was Heaven”
Doc O’Donnell – “Your Personal Apocalypse”
Nikki Guerlain – “Sick Ticket”
Patrick Verhagen – “Swim”
Craig Wallwork – “El Bordello Alexandra”
Nicholas Merlin Karpuk – “Ahm’s Bay”
Nik Houser – “Subtitles for a Silent Film”
H.R. Tardiff – “Walls in the Sand”
Richard Thomas – “The Jenny Store”
Bob Pastorella – “Alexandra”
Simon West-Bulford – “Project Asmodeus”
Jay Slayton-Joslin – “The Fantasy of California vs. The Reality of London”
Amanda Gowin – “Gilded Bones”
Chris Deal – “Padre Nuestro”
Boden Steiner – “Here”
Gordon Highland – "Fry Girl"
edward j rathke – “All the Dreams You Dreamt Retold”
Michael Paul Gonzalez – “Tidal”
Victor Bengtsson – “Venice, Forever”