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by Ryan Wilson,Jay Slayton-Joslin,Craig Clevenger,Stuart Gibbel,Nik Korpon,Dennis Cruz,Doc O'Donnell,Stephen Conley,Grigori Black,Patrick Verhagen,Nicholas Merlin Karpuk,Nik Houser,H. R. Tardiff,Michael Paul Gonzalez

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ISBN:
1466338172
Author:
Ryan Wilson,Jay Slayton-Joslin,Craig Clevenger,Stuart Gibbel,Nik Korpon,Dennis Cruz,Doc O'Donnell,Stephen Conley,Grigori Black,Patrick Verhagen,Nicholas Merlin Karpuk,Nik Houser,H. R. Tardiff,Michael Paul Gonzalez
Category:
Short Stories & Anthologies
Language:
English
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 17, 2011)
Pages:
134 pages
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She blew me away with 1,000 words and I look forward to her next 10,000. The pictures in this book provide one person's view of Los Angeles. Very few really seem to lock into the city

She blew me away with 1,000 words and I look forward to her next 10,000. The great thing also about the format of the book is that it will work for people that have lived her for years or have never been. They are grimy and surprising and occasionally hopeful. The stories are something else. Very few really seem to lock into the city. Dennis Cruz's does, and it's one of the standouts. The rest are just stories that could be set anyplace. That doesn't mean they're bad.

STORIES: Ryan Wilson – American Trash Stuart Gibbel – Break on Through Craig Clevenger – Obsolescence Nik Korpon - "South of Thirteen" Dennis Cruz – Smile Now, Cry Later Pela Via – Bathhouse Stephen. Clevenger – Obsolescence Nik Korpon - "South of Thirteen" Dennis Cruz – Smile Now, Cry Later Pela Via – Bathhouse Stephen Conley – "Don't Feed the Animals" Grigori Black – This Was Heaven Doc O’Donnell – Your Personal Apocalypse Nikki Guerlain – Sick Ticket Patrick Verhagen – Swim Craig Wallwork – El Bordello Alexandra Nicholas Merlin Karpuk – Ahm’s Bay Nik Houser – Subtitles for a Silent Film .

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Author: Michael Paul Gonzalez, Bob Pastorella, Simon West-Bulford, Ryan Wilson, Jay Slayton-Joslin, Amanda Gowin, Craig Clevenger, Stuart Gibbel, Nik Korpon, Dennis Cruz, Pela Via, Doc O'Donnell, Stephen Conley, Grigori Black, Nikki Guerlain, Patrick Verhagen, Craig Wallwork, Nicholas Merlin Karpuk, Nik Houser, H. R. Tardiff, Richard Thomas. Stephen Conley - Urban Arts Centre Folk Night In The Front Page Bar, Belfast.

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Craig Clevenger is an American author of contemporary fiction. Born 1964 in Dallas, Texas, he grew up in Southern California where he studied English at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of two novels, The Contortionist's Handbook and Dermaphoria, both released by MacAdam/Cage. His work has been classified by some as neo-noir and has received praise from such authors as Chuck Palahniuk and Irvine Welsh. Nik Houser – Subtitles for a Silent Film . Tardiff – Walls in the Sand Richard Thomas – The Jenny Store Bob Pastorella – Alexandra Simon West-Bulford – Project Asmodeus Jay Slayton-Joslin – The Fantasy of California vs. The Reality of London Amanda Gowin – Gilded Bones Chris Deal – Padre Nuestro Boden Steiner – Here Gordon Highland – "Fry Girl" edward j rathke – All the Dreams You Dreamt Retold.

More by Craig Clevenger. Jay Slayton-Joslin, Doc O'Donnell, Ryan Elliot Wilson, Stuart Gibbel, Craig Clevenger, Nikki Guerlain, Dennis Cruz, Nik Houser, Amanda Gowin, Nik Korpon, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Patrick Verhagen, Stephen Conley, Bob Pastorella, Simon West-Bulford, Nicholas Karpuk, Craig Wallwork, Grigori Black, Richard Thomas, . Tardiff, Gordon Highland, Pela Via, Chris Deal.

STORIES: Ryan Wilson – “American Trash” Stuart Gibbel – “Break on Through” Craig Clevenger – “Obsolescence” Nik Korpon - "South of Thirteen" Dennis Cruz – “Smile Now, Cry Later” Pela Via – “Bathhouse” Stephen Conley – "Don't Feed the Animals" Grigori Black – “This Was Heaven” Doc O’Donnell – “Your Personal Apocalypse” Nikki Guerlain – “Sick Ticket” Patrick Verhagen – “Swim” Craig Wallwork – “El Bordello Alexandra” Nicholas Merlin Karpuk – “Ahm’s Bay” Nik Houser – “Subtitles for a Silent Film” H.R. Tardiff – “Walls in the Sand” Richard Thomas – “The Jenny Store” Bob Pastorella – “Alexandra” Simon West-Bulford – “Project Asmodeus” Jay Slayton-Joslin – “The Fantasy of California vs. The Reality of London” Amanda Gowin – “Gilded Bones” Chris Deal – “Padre Nuestro” Boden Steiner – “Here” Gordon Highland – "Fry Girl" edward j rathke – “All the Dreams You Dreamt Retold” Michael Paul Gonzalez – “Tidal” Victor Bengtsson – “Venice, Forever” ABOUT THE BOOK: Los Angeles is whatever you want it to be, and nothing like you think. I gave these photos to a group of authors and asked them for precisely 1,000 words about what they saw. They didn't disappoint. Dreams, drugs, drama. Fame, famine, and fading glory. Few of the authors in this book have stepped foot in L.A., yet the soul of this city is so invasive and pervasive that the collection embodies everything that makes up this sprawling metropolitan mess. There’s everyday life in Los Angeles, from the shiny dreams of the Hills to the hard realities of life in the Valley and out to the Inland Empire, and even more stories that are purely the stuff of dreams and fantasies, the kinds of worlds that exist only behind giant creaking doors on backlots scattered throughout the Southland. Whether you live here or just want to visit for a few moments, you’re in for one hell of a ride.
  • Gholbimand
Just amazing.
  • Castiel
Thunderdome's IN SEARCH OF A CITY: LOS ANGELES IN 1,000 WORDS is a flash anthology in multiple genres, of Hokusai-like thousand-word snapshots that should encapsulate the writer's total view/impression of Los Angeles as a living, breathing organism that is both its own country and dimension. Very, very difficult for any writer, but all twenty-six of these folks do it deftly, skillfully and originally.
The stand-out piece for me was Nikki Guerlain's "Sick Ticket." Three Angeleno authors come immediately to mind here: Francesca Lia Block, Charles Bukowski and Harlan Ellison(tm). The comparison with Block's WEETZIE books needs no drawn illustration, and the spirit and heart and generosity here are much the same. But Guerlain's sense of humor is entirely more anarchic than Block's, and I am reminded of Bukowski's proto-Spec-Fic story "The Devil Was Hot." Bukowski taught us, in that piece and many others, that no matter how mythically awful anything gets, there are some people who are more mythic than anything. And Ellison paved the road for all writers to talk about L.A.'s through(and snorted from)-the-looking-glass underbelly when he wrote "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin", which this story also calls to mind.
But the sort of blacklite-reactive funhouse mural brush, the Santeria worth of detail packed into a regulation-sized flash piece, and its vibrance and wit, were what hooked me most, and those are all Nikki's. That one was the flagship piece for me, but they'll all leave you blinking and jet-lagged from that unforgettable realm.
  • นℕĨĈტℝ₦
Great collection of flash fiction, giving an honest look at LA with lots of fresh perspectives. This is a collection to be savored, rather than read in one or two sittings. Each story, in its own way, is a thinker. Genres and styles vary, but my feeling was to treat it more like The I Ching, in that you'll get more out of it reading one or two at a time and allowing yourself time to think and contemplate. A very original collection with a lot of very good, talented writers. Check this one out.
  • Tansino
They really should not tempt people to do video reviews when I hopped up on nature and Rachel Maddow. This book really allowed me to see parts of Los Angeles in a great way. The stand out story was "Sick Ticket" by some one named Nikki Philley Guerlain who must be the reincarnation of Hunter S. Thompson. She blew me away with 1,000 words and I look forward to her next 10,000. The great thing also about the format of the book is that it will work for people that have lived her for years or have never been. Imagine having 10 strangers tell you about a place in their own cool way. I travel a great deal for my work and so far the best thing any travel book has ever done is tell me not be. Because if hip travel book says that the coolest bar in London is some Tranny paradise in Essex then trust me that place will suck big time. Well I should have done a video review.
  • Cointrius
This is a really nice little collection of short stories! I have never read anything by most of the writers included, so it's really refreshing and exciting to discover so much talent at once. I really like the stories "Feeding The Animals" by Stephen Conley, "El Bordello Alexandra" by Craig Wallwork, "Subtitles For A Silent Film" by Nik Houser and "Sick Ticket" by Nikki Guerlain. The stories read fast, and to top it all off there is really nice color photography complementing each story. Highly recommended!
  • Chilldweller
The pictures in this book provide one person's view of Los Angeles. They are grimy and surprising and occasionally hopeful. The stories are something else. Very few really seem to lock into the city. Dennis Cruz's does, and it's one of the standouts. The rest are just stories that could be set anyplace. That doesn't mean they're bad. Nikki Guerlain's "Sick Ticket" is a blast, for example. Others are mediocre. Either way, the subtitle is not fulfilled and an opportunity is missed.