Category: Infinite Ending: Ten Stories

Saturday Show #89: 21 Down by David Sedaris

You may think of David Sedaris as the smart, funny, gay writer that everyone seems to love. But he’s also something else entirely and it is *this* identity that holds the key to his phenomenal success. David Sedaris is an...

/ 7 March 2015

Saturday Show #88: Expelled by John Cheever

Read “Expelled” by clicking HERE. A modernish fairy tale? What is the traditional role of the fairy tale in human life? According to Robert Bly, “The knowledge of how to build a nest in a bare tree, how to fly...

/ 21 February 2015

On Being Reviewed

I looked at my Gmail this morning and saw this subject in my Inbox: “[Kirkus Indie] Your review is ready to download.” I felt a nervous pang-flash in my chest, and my heart rate increased. I didn’t want to open...

/ 5 February 2015

New Literary Drinking Game Breaks All the Rules

Key Quotes from the Game and Post-Game: Matt Gilliland: Jeff Riggenbach is the voice of my interior monologue. Frank Marcopolos: I don’t have any kids, but each one of these stories should be considered a child of mine. Mike Reid:...

/ 15 January 2015

Saturday Show #84: Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway

This episode of the podcast features a performance of the short story “Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway. Also, a discussion of literary techniques follows by the Austin Writing Workshop, wherein Hemingway’s style is contrasted with that of workshop...

/ 11 January 2015

Saturday Show #81: Why I Transformed Myself Into a Nightingale by Wolfgang Hildesheimer

As you might expect, this episode opens with a discussion of Pyrrhonean Skepticism and its ancient Greek opponent, Dogmatism. The group discusses the parallels between that dynamic and the current dynamic between Modenism and Postmodernism. We then discuss the short...

/ 20 December 2014

Saturday Show #80: Conflation by Frank Marcopolos, part of the new collection INFINITE ENDING

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss how to determine if something is art or entertainment, the main philosophical points of Immanuel Kant, the differences between the literary genres of modernism and postmodernism, “Conflation” by Frank Marcopolos, and “Peter...

/ 13 December 2014

Infinite Ending Sample #1: Eroticoffica by Frank Marcopolos

A sample from the story “Eroticoffica” by Frank Marcopolos, from his new collection, INFINITE ENDING: TEN STORIES.

/ 7 December 2014

Writing from the Ruins: An Unreliable History of Postmodern Literary Fiction

Note: This essay appears as a part of the collection of ten postmodern literary stories entitled INFINITE ENDING, available for pre-order now. 1. Introduction Postmodern literature defies a simple, coherent definition. The beginning, middle, and end of the movement—just as...

/ 28 November 2014