The story of Hoydel Letting go of the ten thousand things It’s one of the strangest folk tales and also one of my favourites. You can find it in Franz Xavier von Schönwerth’s collection, The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales (Penguin, 2015). Anyone who knew the carpenter Hoydel wasn’
Dystopian Fiction (2019) Back in 2019, I was traveling back from a conference and stuck in an airport with only my iPad. I started writing a Dystopian Fiction in the “Notes” feature. I had a strong desire to write something that had no plot, no characters, no emotional hook, and no resistance narrative.