a 24-year-old gentleman from Seattle, Washington

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We live in a world of questions and mysteries, where our very existence is perhaps impossible to prove.  So what security is there?  This may all be a part of my dream.  I might be simply a part of your dream.  We may be, in fact, simply figments of a some child's imagination.

But the stories, the stories are real.  They contain truth in them, undeniable archetypal truths that define our existence and bring reason to the madness of it all.  I believe in the power of the story.

You want to experience the power of story?  Here are just a few of the most powerful books I've read so far this semester:
Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey
The Aeneid of Virgil
Dante's Divine Comedy
The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer
Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

Other favorites include (but are not limited too):
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Manalive by G.K. Chesterton
The Lord of The Rings & The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
1984 by George Orwell
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Go Down Moses by William Faulkner 

Come read my work, and I will read yours.  Critique my work, and I will critique yours, but be warned: I have a policy of honesty, and you may not like what I have to say.

Most of my work is what I would call experimental.  The reason I write here on Protagonize is to expand my horizons on what I can do in writing.  In order to fulfill this purpose, I am generally open to participating in whatever collabs intrigue me, but I also do a number of solo works, simply grabbing an idea and running with it, seeing if the kite will fly.

My works that I consider worth reading are:
"A Little... Different" a true short story about a mentally retarded friend,
"Marred" a disturbing account of a rape from both sides,
"My First Time" a mind bending story of love and pain,
"In One's Dying Breath" a collab on the beauty of death.

Many of these contain mature content.  I don't think I would want any immature kids reading my work anyway.  Enjoy!

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