I recently posted a Ruelle Electrique review of the “Bartleby Snopes” Post-Experimentalism special issue, which offers an interesting range of bizarre and often beautiful stories. Coming in, I wasn’t really sure what post-experimentalism was, and unfortunately I came out of reading the issue not understanding the genre any better. Nonetheless, some worthwhile reads.
It’s been a long hiatus but I’m now back as resident literary critic for the arts and culture blog, Ruelle Electrique. As a “comeback” blog post, I reviewed fiction from the online literary magazine “Bartleby Snopes,” which publishes two short stories a week, then holds a contest at the end of the month to decide readers’ most favorite fiction piece from that month’s selection. My vote goes to Obama (whoops, sorry, that’s my primary election ballot), err, Stephen Ornes’s lighthearted nightmare “A Virus,” in which a father’s parenting nightmare comes true and snowballs into an absurd grotesque story.