Once upon a time in Turin. The works of debutant authors displayed on a stall in the historic Via Garibaldi, and sold as photocopies with spiral binding in a nearby copy shop. It was 1997.
My short story collection Of Reality and Dream: Tales for Underground FINALIST in the Indies Today Awards 2020.
My short story collection Of Reality and Dream: Tales for Underground FINALIST in the SPR Book Awards 2019!
The second edition is the result of valuable feedback from readers, a restyling that translated into small yet substantial changes: removed the numbering of the stories with the title at the end, replaced by a classic initial title; removed page breaks in correspondence with the scenes that make up The Illusion of Free Will, so as to allow a more fluid reading experience.
Some flash fiction stories, whose stylistic register was out of tune with the whole, were removed for format coherence: The Shadow, Massimiliano Observes, The Substantial Reality of Facts, Game Time and Happy Ending remain available only to the loyal owners of the first edition.
The sequence of the stories and the cover were also reviewed.
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Too bad that it was classified by mistake as literary fiction, and from then on all hell broke loose.
“All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho, 1983
A mobile web app for reading. A selection of short stories – tales, tweets, Instacomics and other innovative digital formats – to read on your smartphone during your daily trips by subway or buses. An infinite book, which will be continually enriched with new authors and new stories.
On Tales for Underground, some short stories from Of Reality and Dream.
Tales for Underground is a project by Osmotica, aimed to promote new forms of digital narratives.