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Melancholic Parables

Being for the Antiselving Reader

Publisher: Independently Published
Book type: Short Story Collection
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Language: English
Key Phrases: Absurd · Contemplative · Ironic · Literary · Melancholy · Whimsical
“If I wanted to read something while dissociating on ketamine, I might pick this.”
– Anna Otto
Bellatrix Sakakino crashes through timelines and circumstances in these flash stories with ambiguous aplomb.

Bellatrix Sakakino has lived many lives. She dampens electricity. She longs for a fruit that went extinct before she was born. She’s radioactive. She’s not above committing a massacre for the sake of a perfect omelet.

She crashes through timelines and circumstances, recurring in these flash stories as a tricksterish film director, a pink hedgehog, a simulation of herself, or a child who can only speak in dial-up modem shrieks.

Are we the same person we were last year? Or last week? Or last story? Whimsical and dolorous, ironic and absurd, this slippery assortment of stories dances around these questions with ambiguous aplomb.

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