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I write literary novels about outsiders. My favorite author is Banana Yoshimoto, and after reading "Kitchen," I decided I wanted to write a novel that made me feel the same way "Kitchen" did, the result of which is my novel, "Bliss, Bliss, Bliss." My latest novel, "Iggy Gorgess," is about a 22 year-old punk male writer living in Greenwich Village, NYC in the 1980's.

I am a "Twilight Zone" fanatic -- 1960's, 1980's and 1990's -- any version of the show will do. If I could go back in time, I'd choose that rainy evening on Lake Geneva, Summer of 1816, when Lord Byron challenged his guests to write their own horror story, resulting in his most famous guest, Mary Shelley, writing "Frankenstein."

My other obsessions are the ocean, mermaids, and to
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Play It As It Lays


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In Joan Didion's 1970 novel, "Play It as It Lays," lead character Maria is slowly losing her mind and unraveling through flashbacks told in very short chapters. According to Google, the term "Play it as it lays" means: "Take what you get, and figure it out, and make the best of it so that you can move forward." I'd never heard the expression before, so after reading it, I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 06, 2019 05:01
Average rating: 4.14 · 14 ratings · 6 reviews · 4 distinct works
Bliss, Bliss, Bliss

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“We sat on the floor eating donuts, completely dazed and hung over. I looked up at the window every so often to gaze at the Christmas lights. They were so beautiful. They blinked on and off in what should have been the early night dark but was really the early morning dark.”
Chrissi Sepe, Bliss, Bliss, Bliss

“Oh, I don’t buy lottery tickets... because if I won, and I was capable of that kind of odd luck, then I would also be equally capable of extremely bad luck, like getting struck by lightning, or falling out of window or something. I’d rather just not know.”
Chrissi Sepe, Bliss, Bliss, Bliss

“I first became aware of death when my father held me up to see the view from the top of the Empire State Building. I thought that if he moved me just one foot over, I would die. But I trusted him to hold me tight. I wouldn’t fall over, and he would place me down safely.”
Chrissi Sepe, Bliss, Bliss, Bliss

“I first became aware of death when my father held me up to see the view from the top of the Empire State Building. I thought that if he moved me just one foot over, I would die. But I trusted him to hold me tight. I wouldn’t fall over, and he would place me down safely.”
Chrissi Sepe, Bliss, Bliss, Bliss

“We sat on the floor eating donuts, completely dazed and hung over. I looked up at the window every so often to gaze at the Christmas lights. They were so beautiful. They blinked on and off in what should have been the early night dark but was really the early morning dark.”
Chrissi Sepe, Bliss, Bliss, Bliss

“Oh, I don’t buy lottery tickets... because if I won, and I was capable of that kind of odd luck, then I would also be equally capable of extremely bad luck, like getting struck by lightning, or falling out of window or something. I’d rather just not know.”
Chrissi Sepe, Bliss, Bliss, Bliss

“When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning.”
Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions

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