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people want the dots to connect
they want the story to fill
their preconceived notions —
linearity, order,
cause and effect in equal measure
— it makes them feel good
if intention precedes action,
and they prefer to have desire
come before fulfillment…
but life isn’t bullet points
on a page —
you can’t plan and outline
the hell out of this shit
it should be enough to say
it’s messy, a blur…
things fall apart sometimes
and so very often
there is…




Dirty realism, grunge lit, creative confessions, spec fic, and assorted literary atrocities.

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Franco Amati

Franco Amati

Speculative fiction writer from New York. For published work visit or buy me a coffee at

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