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About me:My name is Frank Burton, and I am an award-winning fiction writer, performance poet and creator of the new digital publishing company, Philistine Press. My short story collection, "A History of Sarcasm" is now available to buy from www.doghorn.com.
One of the stories, "The World," was broadcast on BBC Radio 4's "Opening Lines" programme in April.
My website, www.frankburton.co.uk, features the full text of my novella, "About Someone."
A History of Sarcasm:
“Sometimes stories that I’ve used to mythologize my childhood resurface in my mind as actual memories … Perhaps if you tell a story enough times, it will become the truth.”
This admission by Mark Greensleeves, the compulsive liar in the story, "Some Facts About Me," sums up Frank Burton’s sharp, surreal and subversive short story collection, "A History of Sarcasm." The seventeen stories in this collection blur the boundaries between fact and fantasy through a series of obsessive characters and their skewed versions of reality. Among them are a man who insists on living every aspect of his life in alphabetical order, a girl who believes she is receiving secret messages through the TV, a paranoiac who is pursued by an army of giant lobsters, and an academic who turns into a cat.
Funny, dark and relentlessly off the wall, this collection brings together the best of Frank Burton’s published work with some brand new stories.
Aabehlpt (First published in Etchings
The Illusion of Security
The Day She Melted (First published in Polluto)
Voom and Bloom (First published in Polluto)
Some Facts About Me
The Opening (First published in The Beat)
The Wondering (First published in Twisted Tongue)
Joost (First published in Etchings)
A History of Sarcasm (First published in Etchings)
The Point (First published on laurahird.com)
Walter Walks Sideways (First published in Skive Quarterly)
Monica Gets Messages
The Nature of Human Happiness
For more details on my new digital publishing company, Philistine Press, please visit www.philistinepress.com
Who I'd like to meet:Wouldn't mind meeting myself one of these days.
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking
- Body type: 0' 1" / Slim / Slender
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Children: Someday
- Education: Post grad