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· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness

· Notes on Creativity Revolutions: Modernism - A Literature of the Void?

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· Hiroshima Dance

· Three Poems in Platform 15

· Any Available Exit

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· The Chase Across time (part 2)

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· The World Rushed in (The Awen)

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The Phantom Library
By Ian Irvine (Hobson)
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Last edited: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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What happened to all the books, poems, stories, essays, songs etc. you never quite got around to writing?

Writers, artists, musicians, indeed all creative people, are perhaps motivated by a nightmare unique to the creative vocations ... this short story explores some of their anxieties and fears in an entertaining way. First published in Baachor Magazine (Los Angeles, USA) in the late 1990s, this overhauled version of The Phantom Library remains true to the original version with its magical realist/fantastic narrative style and haunting imagery. [Copyright Ian Irvine (Hobson) 1998-2013 all rights reserved.] 'Sometimes the best motivation for writers to complete outstanding book projects is an encounter with the "phantom library" ' See LINK below to the Scribd site where the story is stored:

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/13/2013
I found the story had an intriguing concept that would fit Friday the 13th. I can't say that I liked the story though. Perhaps it is just me. I assume the article has received critical acclaim. It may be an Australian spelling, but Americans use the word "aisle" rather than "isle."


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