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Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by the incomparable Mark SaFranko.

Hoping to keep his woman happy, Max Zajack has scrounged up grunt work for another laughable paycheck, forced once again to plumb the depths of The Artistic Life and this time Max is convinced he's hit rock-bottom. How can he be so sure? Because he's working on a Hollywood production...
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Published September 5th 2011 by mendicant bookworks
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Lavinia Ludlow
In The Artistic Life, Mark SaFranko sheds light on the struggles and heartache of an out of work writer named Max who has yet to secure any reputable work. Max kicks off his story with a strong narrative voice, effectively setting the tone with passages such as: "A simmering rage ate at me. Years of unrelenting work and I was back at square one. It was always the same old story. I was doomed. And I wasn’t getting any younger." Pressured by his wife to get off the couch and get a job, he takes on ...more
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