Bizarro in the Western Canon: Why Weird Doesn’t Equal Trash

Bizarro fiction is a genre I deeply respect. Some of the older stories featured in Esoteric Sausage are directly bizarro, while others are closer to horror. I don’t, like many of my writer friends out there, consider myself strictly a “Bizarro” writer, but it is the genre which truly inspired me to embrace my penchant

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Writing and Wittgenstein: Notes From a Neglected WIP

One of my many frustrations as a writer arises from the fact that even though I fill hundreds and hundreds of pages with words, I produce precious little writing that meets publication standards. This doesn’t mean what it sounds like it does. I don’t write works intended for publication and then scrap them for being

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Win a Piece of My Library With Flash Fiction!

I’m going to experiment with something, here. I’m giving a random book from my bookshelf to whoever can write the coolest flash fiction (200 words or less) under the theme “Esoteric Sausage.” You don’t have to know anything about my release, release Esoteric Sausage and Other Malformations. Just something relevant to the words “Esoteric Sausage,”

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