Evidently esteemed writer Halycon Sage has acquired some imitators, protégés, or copy cats, because this stuff has started to turn up on the literary scene. Cutting edge, baby.
A new novel from the Sword and Sorcery Branch of the Post-Modernist Neo-Minimalist Pseudo-Realist School
This story is based on actual events that really, actually happened.
[After someone sighted a rat in the basement, our female character expresses unwillingness to go down there again, ever.]
Male Character: I’ll get you a sword, a thin one so you can whip it around, like a willow wand.
Female Character: Why don’t you just get me a willow wand? Than I can just magic it, tell it to turn into something useful. (Pause) Of course, if it turned into a tea cup, I would never really want to drink out of it.
The Last Man on Earth
by Deandra Hollendaise
There’s only one man on earth, and I love him. I don’t mean he’s the only man on earth for me. I mean he’s literally the only man on earth. Literally.
“What’s this?” asked Halycon Sage, looking remarkably blank.
Preisczech snickered. “I think you have some competition.”
Nota bene: I am scientist, I do not “snicker”! – Alexander Preisczech