Gimbling in the Wabe – The Pebble in His Shoe

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“The past is a pebble in my shoe.” ― Edgar Allan Poe Ah, life.  It is fascinating.  Life stories are fascinating.  Sometimes, putting aside a writer’s manuscripts and looking at their “mundane”, real world life proves to be as fascinating as the stories they tell. Take Edgar Allan Poe.  I’ve read Poe, who hasn’t?  I’ve [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Subversive Fiction

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Great fiction is meant to inspire. That may not, perhaps, be the agenda of the novelist at the outset of writing, but when one is discussing topics that seem out of the social norm or that demonstrates the act of subverting common convention, then inspiration is inevitable. Subverting what is accepted, what is considered safe [….]