Welcome to Excerpts from Nonexistent Books! Each entry is a short piece of fiction designed to seem as if it’s a part of a longer book, just enough to give a sense of a larger work lurking in the shadows. It’s an old writing exercise of mine that seemed like a good idea for a weblog, so here it is.
The titles and authors for each excerpt are made up, and aren’t intended to reflect anything more than the occasional bad pun. Likewise, the excerpts themselves are original. A few bits and pieces of pop culture or echoes of existing works might creep in, but they’re simply side effects of an author living in a media age and not intentional plagiarism. Most author names are made using a random name generator and are not intended to represent any real person, living or dead, unless otherwise noted. If one of the fake names is too close for comfort, drop me a polite note and I will happily alter it.
As for the author, it should be obvious enough that he’s a librarian; any other details aren’t really relevant in telling a good story (or part of one, anyway). Do tell me if you’d particularly like to see a longer (2500 words or so) fleshing-out of one of the excerpts here, and I’ll see what I can do!
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