"General Relativity and Other Works of Fiction" is a collection of short stories weighing in at about 55,000 words. It's a tough genre, I know, but one doesn't choose one's muse.
One morning, after troubled dreams, Jay S. wakes up to find an eerie change in the world around him: words and things are strangely entwined. He sits on a plane reading a book about an air disaster, and the next thing he knows the aircraft on which he is a passenger nose-dives in an air pocket. Next, events he witnesses around him appear to be doubled in the magazines, ads, or menus he reads -- all with increasing frequency. Books, bombs, Muzak, and Moby Dick converge in ways that defys the laws of physics, and that nevertheless begin to make senseŠ somehow. Jay's job is to figure it all out.
"General Relativity" is the first in a series of interrelated short stories in which various narrators tell of the mysterious underside of modern urban life, where memory and perception can warp our well-ordered existence. Power outages, scorpions, and various small enigmas tear at the smooth surface of the everyday, and in the seven stories of "General Relativity and Other Works of Fiction" we rediscover the elemental tensions and forces that seep through the fabric of so-called civilized living.
Looking forward to your input; masochistic writers everywhere thank you.
oh boy. no way to write a hook for a group of short stories. It simply can't be done.
what you can do is hook me with your voice: sentences, or paragraphs from the story.
Publishing credits are going to be your saviour. If you've got some, I'll probably read one oof the stories. If you don't I'll glance at it with the idea I'm going to say no.
Very tough indeed, she says sadistically.