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The FENGER and Other Stories
Short Fiction Summer Reading

Three is the magic number (of short stories)

Read "The FENGER and Other Stories" for FREE! It's like a novella. Or a novellette. Novelito? Anyway, some bite-size oddities for you!

Start your summer reading with something weird–in fact, start with THREE something weirds! J.M. Torgo’s “The FENGER and Other Stories” is now available in ePUB and MOBI (Kindle) formats–FREE on StoryOrigin!

“Time, Space, Presence, Relationship”: The creepy old man in a chair on a porch by the woods knows a thing or two about performance. And death.

“Someone’s Gonna Lose Their Heart Tonight”: Truck drivers see the strangest things on the road. Sometimes, they see the Light.

“The FENGER”: Nelligan Conqueso sits naked and alone, with his FENGER knuckle-deep in a dish of precious fuel–is it enough to ignite revolution?


The FENGER and Other Stories

They are nobodies. You might see their nameless appellations ascend the final roll. More likely, they pass into oblivion with the cut, their scene finished. Their purpose fulfilled.

But you recognize them: the colorful characters that drive the stories. The quirky, the bizarre, the terrifying, and the unsettling people that give film worlds their richness and power. They are small parts, but each of these strange entities exists within the rules and assumptions of their universes. They cling to the demands of genre while carving out a space in cultural memory.

Perhaps you even need them. How else to pull the uncanny into the light? Who other to peer under the bed?

The creepy hermit, warning all of death in the woods.

The truck driver, fated to see horrors. And wonders.

The chattel of dystopia, performing the drudgery of evil empires and dreaming of change.

There are others, doing what is asked of them again and again. They are the machinery of heroes and villains, of epics and of forgotten places.

Listen to them.


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