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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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Biscuit in the Lovespace by Nick Cody

This week in our current By Prescription Only: Themed Writing short story and essay showcase on the theme of Regret is a contribution from Nick Cody. Nick’s writing typically mixes a dash of high-level literary criticism with a pinch of salt-of-the-earth wisdom and two shakes of down home hilarity for added measure; on that score […]

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Report From Agent Gamble by Nick Cody

This week our By Prescription Only: Themed Writing contribution on Faces is from the successful comedian from Australia, Nick Cody. No, wait, I mean the… Keep this in mind: 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 […]

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Catian Literary Taste, redux

Ahead of our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing showcase to begin next week, here’s something to get your fiction juices flowing: hand-picked by the author from our archives, Nick Cody reports on Cata’s literary scene. Enjoy! The only publication in Cata that could even remotely pass for a literary journal is called Taste Buds. […]

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What do you call it?

The following is the final post of a three-part series on Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice. Spoiler warning for those who might want to take the dive: ditto if you’ve heard about the up-coming movie from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Joaquin Phoenix. “Whadda ya call it?” Where I come from that colloquialism means, “Help me […]

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Pynchon’s eyeball: the elusive and enticing search for meaning

Two weeks ago I posted about the color scheme of pink and green in Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice (2009). So I completed┬áthat novel last week and was struck with no epiphanies. I guess that lack of an “ah-ha!” moment when I finished reading the final page should have come as no surprise. Good reading of […]

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The Color Scheme: Pink and Green in Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

Pity the critics. Imagine being a book reviewer, slave to the deadline, when one afternoon Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon lands on your desk like a fat, dead fish. You have the weekend to read and review it. Your readers are waiting. I suppose the dread of this situation would apply to most novels by […]

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Shall We Assume They’ll Google?

An interesting piece published in┬áthe New Yorker recently inspired these thoughts on writing and reference. The article caught my eye because of the title, “Bob Dylan, Fanboy.” In sum, it is a look at a new book by David Kinney called “The Dylanologists.” Besides learning that one obsessed fan owns Dylan’s childhood high chair, I […]

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The Digital Dragon and Death of the Novel

For a long time I would employ any old reason to put off writing: I need to read more first; I don’t have anything original to say; it’s too frustrating when the words on the page don’t match the magic in my mind; it’s all been said before; no one will read what I hope […]

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Who is in your hall?

Everyone has a Hall of Heroes. Even if you don’t like the word “hero” or choose to downplay the significance of respected figures in your life, we all have them. This private pantheon, when reflected upon, can teach us a lot about ourselves. I borrow the phrase, Hall of Heroes, from Sam Keen’s book Fire […]

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