Nobel Laureate Yasunari Kawabata spent fifty years fashioning "palm-of-the-hand" stories-- koanic fables that convey meaning with great precision. I intend to distill the best samples of my own writing, both fiction and non-fiction.
Kawabata's vision shares characteristics with Internet writing, which requires brevity. The notion of a selection as necessarily intercalary is related to this idea.
I may be in school for journalism, where being concise really counts, but fiction is never far from my heart. Even in fiction, precision is key. I view the world through fictive eyes, as though reality were a fiction of the highest order. I hope this reflects in a correspondence between my fiction and non-fiction writing: how one informs the other in a dialogue.
In my journalism section, you will find four excerpts from pieces written between 1999 and 2005. These demonstrate a wide range of interests, from migrant labor to parapsychology.
The fiction section holds three vignettes from short stories I have written since 2001, including one from my undergraduate thesis. It's largely science fiction, but with a dystopian feel. I like to focus on the downside. I am also concerned with the boundaries of human psychology in the context of science and technology.
I hope you find my web site very enjoyable, and thank you for visiting!
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