Whenever I read a short story I really like, I usually come to two contradictory conclusions: the writer wrote this in a fifteen-minute flurry of brilliance, their pen moving wildly across the page; the author wrote this carefully over the course of two years, building the story like a clock. I can never decide. And I more than like these stories. While the voice in each feels unharnessed, it also feels so perfect and precise. In other words: authentic, wholly unique, and therefore alive. These stories will get up and walk around, if you let them.
My Special Creature
A Skull Dreams It Is a Horse
These mixtapes are a way for the Neutral Spaces community to read and share each others writing.
The idea is to go through the site and select 5 pieces from 5 authors.
For Neutral Spaces authors, these get collected and you are given a space to write about your mini-collection.
On the page, the curator and the 5 selected authors have their website linked, together with the 5 external links for the chosen work.
If you run a journal, I would love to spotlight your site with 5 pieces, you can use the introduction to let people know what you're trying to do with your site.
If you want to put together a mixtape, e-mail me.