The story of an undergrad program for writers who are all vying for the top fellowship award called the Peaslee. A look at how success can shape our future, but also how the outward signs of it can sometimes disguise the failure inside.
The story of a meth addict who’s coming off a high. It’s evocative — wrought with emotion and turmoil. It sheers the face off addiction and leaves you with an understanding that some only find after pining for more.
A genie offers the narrator the option of becoming Picasso or owning a Picasso. The man then contemplates the benefits of each. It’s fast read that ends how you would expect of something of this caliber. It’s very well written, but doesn’t feel much like traditional fiction. It’s more an exercise in thought processes and framing.
Story about the young nephew of Cortez who is a poet rather than a fighter. He’s sent to learn how to be a man with his Uncle in the New World. He arrives after a lengthy ship ride to stand alongside his uncle as a god. Through his New World adventure he falls in love with Montezuma’s daughter and sees much of the encroaching horror attributed to the conquerors.
Tianeman square historical story.