Author Archives: Andrew Oberg

The truth in fiction

I can’t recall exactly where I read this but I think it might have been a book by Karen Armstrong; certainly it was a book on mythology. To paraphrase: the truth in a myth is not in the events it relates but in its reflection on ourselves. A myth is “true” in the sense in […]

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Time and spending time

For those of us living in post-industrial/digital societies the central question now facing us, and it is one that faces us daily, has become: How do I spend my time? For nearly all of us the daily struggle simply to stay alive has been removed as a topic of concern, in one way or another […]

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Must we come to terms with money?

Ebooks can be given away very easily, Smashwords has a simple setting for this and even allows it specifically for libraries while other users pay whatever non-zero price you’ve decided on. Amazon’s Kindle, similarly, allows all sorts of ways that pricing and royalties can be adjusted. What is transferred from producer to consumer is, after […]

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The pain of editing, the pleasure of the next

Like any activity writing has its rhythms, its flows, ebbs, and tides. There is the idea phase, where a seed takes root, begins to send out tendrils, makes connections, and gradually, very gradually, a concrete shape takes form and presents itself. That is an exciting period, a feverish period, but hardly anything really gets done. […]

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The Master of All Easter Eggs by Nick Cody

The final story in our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing showcase on the theme of Hollow comes from the author of Cata fame, Nick Cody. Warning label: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. […]

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Paper Boats by Paul J. Rogers

Next up in our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story showcase on the theme of Hollow is a contribution from the always very interesting Paul J. Rogers. Warning label: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination […]

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Let’s Hear It for Sam by Andrew Oberg

Our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story showcase on the theme of Hollow continues this week with a little piece by me. Warning label: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. The […]

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Gabriella by Hamish Spiers

This week we begin our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story showcase on the theme of Hollow. To get us started is a piece with real heart from Hamish Spiers. Warning label: The following story is entirely a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, events, etc. are either the product of […]

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Who cares about your self-expression?

The Age of Poetry, such as it was, has long since passed us by. The epic poem is dead, mythologies are now related via cinematic retellings and anime-style mash-ups, stories are told in tweets and unfinished, unpunctuated, ungrammatical social media posts. The fan girls and boys have taken over. Relaying how the Death Star was […]

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Loving a book

Objects are meant to be static and to occupy a single place in the world. We think of the things that surround us as being testable, probable, picked-up-and-examined-able. We turn them over, look at their various angles, set them down, and go on our ways. Normal, everyday interaction. Yet some objects give us a little […]

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