Richard Kostelanetz is the taken name of a kibbutz/commune composed of
fifty industrious elves, none of whom competes with any of he others, all of
whom physically resemble each other, each known to the others only by the roman numeral visible on both the front and back of his t-shirt.
"One opinion regarding the polywave is that each individual direction is a cross section of a larger accumulative effect. The only way one could measure this polywave is by comparing unconnected entities. I try to let my shorter pieces be suggestions of emptiness between unconnected things and events. I want the reader to guess at the blanks themselves. Questions are often more important than answers."
Intrigued? Check out his fiction in Issue 2, up today! Fascinating. And gotta love that picture.
Kathy, whom you may remember from Issue One, has another story in Issue Two, called "A Short Story about Things." As with her other one, you've never seen anything like it. She has a very inventive mind!
Lynette is one of the most amazing people you could ever meet. She is always generous of spirit, beautiful of soul, encouraging of others, turning leaden reality into liquid gold, someone whose presence, even from a distance, affects people deeply, changes your very sense of life, yourself, possibility, bringing joy and lightness and gratitude.
Her book, Lucy Plays Panpipes for Peace, follows events in her life that show great courage and resourcefulness. The style is unique to her, and has become a screenplay with art, which she recites her work with. Her book tour is about to begin, and the tour itself is experimental. She said she has not found where anyone else did a book tour on a bike. She is leaving Bolivia to go to the West Coast of the American Continent, down to southern California, riding her bike, very low tech methods of transporting her supplies, and taking public transportation. She has agreed to give us some updates as she gets a chance along the way.
You can see in the Exclusive here already much about her and her book, with an excerpt and commentary, and a hello from Peru.
Justin McAffee, pictured above, has a short story here, his style obviously influenced heavily by Alaine Robbe-Grillet. All creative works in Exclusive have the author's commentaries on them.
Brian Hardie has a flash fiction piece up as well. He says this weird 'style' or 'formula' to my writing has been molded together into some strange beast of a thing.