2/19/2010

"THE HUNGRY MAN" -- new story




Second and probably last of my experiments with disturbing children's stories. Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. This and the last one are just so good - touching and tragic and creative and ingenious and intellectually stimulating and wonderful. Thank you.

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  2. disturbing is a very fitting word, i guess. i do like how we can identify with carl, and how this story and the last are deep without being deep.

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  3. You call a man turning into a black hole after eating his mother "children's literature"? o_o

    Good stuff though! As bizarrely inspirational as everything you write.

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  4. To all the addict parents out there, "Feed your kids or they will eat you and everything you know!"
    Of course, if you're reading this then you're just a poser addict parent. Real addict parents clearly have more important things on their minds. But its a valiant effort, sir.

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  5. "They were frightened in a way that sane people can’t understand."

    NICE.

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  6. I thought his hunger was a clear symbol for a much deeper need, and the narrative was so poetic. I was starving while I was reading it, which was a little unnerving.

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  7. On what Rachel said:

    There were some pretty cool elements in here if taken as from a Buddhist reading. That hunger, and how at the root of that hunger was negativity, the blackness, and how everyone was hungry, but managed to make something of it (albeit, poop) makes us wonder if anything can every come from hunger, from need, from desire, or if it will simply waste us away, and the world with it if we can't control it.

    It's also almost 3:00 in the morning.

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