It'll Be Fun You'll See
More modern fairy tales and archaic breakthroughs for grown-up children.
Yeah, so, no one’s really precisely sure what to make of all this. The promotional blurbs here and herein are from people more eloquent than this person right now writing this, so the blurbs are actually where you want to look for an approximate spin on this book’s supposed contents, a supposed collection of supposed short stories. But is it really a collection, per se...? Are they really short stories…?
A.F. Harrold once pointed out that technically speaking the "short stories" of Guy J. Jackson aren’t always quantifiable as “short stories”, and sometimes they are just “things”. Whereas Gwyneth Herbert, if we recall semi-correctly, once advised to simply drink Jackson’s "stories" out of a diamond-studded high heel with someone you prefer while lingering in lucidity on a country road at dusk.
But at least it’s been firmly postulated, by experts the world over, that if one consumes these so-called “short stories” of Jackson’s at the rate of one “story” per day, with skipped days being acceptable, one will feel infinitesimally better about, and ever-so-slightly more able to handle, the fundamental inanities of living Life itself.
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Samuel Beckett, Donald Barthelme, and Steve Martin, welcome Guy J. Jackson to your ranks, your new brother in the art of the absurd, the poetic, and humor. I simply loved this book! ~ Michael Elias, author of The Last Conquistador
The literary form, the short story, has always captivated me with its ability to create a complete world with an economy of language. In one sitting, the reader can be transported, intellectually stimulated, and emotionally moved. Guy J. Jackson’s short stories do just this... he grabs the reader and delivers a visceral, psychological, and emotional experience in one quick sweep. His images are deep and satisfying and he finds a way to both open your mind and break your heart. ~ Lisa Chess, actor, acting instructor, and director
Guy is one of the most creative and interesting writers I've worked with, almost Kurt Vonnegut in style, a pleasure to read and see where his quirky choices lead. ~ Hank Braxton, producer, director, writer of works such as "Snake Outta Compton" and "Unnatural"
Guy J. Jackson is a consummate storytelling guy. Masterfully weaving surreal narratives that are both starkly funny yet disturbingly and deliciously disquieting. Filled with characters that inhabit landscapes of visceral absurdity often earnestly employed in the inane. Focusing the reader in on the everyday mundane horror and the apophenic scramble to form understanding that expose the injustices and dissonances that conformity brings. Yet within his tales he offers a cathartic emotional release and demonstrates a compassionate and empathic humanity. ~ Ernie Burns, poet and author of "The Impotence of Being...Earnest"