Fake Nonfiction

“The Oral History of FAQ Told by Chatbots,” by Luke Roloff

Oct 20th, 2021 | By

“Hi! I’m Christy. Yes, I can tell you about FAQ. What would you like to know? I’m sorry, I did not catch that. What would you like to know? What would you like to know? Okay! You’d like to know about FAQ!”

“Mr. Turlington’s Grizzly Encounter,” by Dale E. Chapman and Nancy S. Koven

Oct 13th, 2021 | By

Emergency physicians at St. Catherine’s General Hospital were stunned Friday night when 37-year old local man George Turlington was brought in by paramedics, his body fused to the interior of a college mascot suit. The two-piece grizzly bear costume, normally worn by an underpaid work-study student, was apparently sutured together by an unknown force. “Synthetic fibers are always unpredictable,” said Dr. Heather Maddox, lead surgeon of the trauma unit. “It’s possible that Mr. Turlington’s body heat caused the two components to meld together, but the truth is, we’ll never know for sure.”

“From Ouch to Oops: A Writer’s Critique of Writers’ Critique Groups,” by Elliot Wilner

Oct 6th, 2021 | By

Okay, I’d like to comment on the piece that Jim has submitted. I just love the title, “No F’s, Ants, or Butts” — and I think it’s really insightful – but — if I might just make a suggestion — and again I think it’s a great title — Jim might want to soften the wording a little.

“Nine More Stories,” by Pat Flynn

Sep 22nd, 2021 | By

It’s true: J.D. Salinger did continue to write from 1965, when his work last appeared, to his death in 2010.

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“Opening Lines Of Stories That Will Never Be Written,” by Bill Kitcher

Sep 15th, 2021 | By

“Come to my chambers,” said Xara, the 2,000-year-old temptress empress to intrepid explorer Maximilian Wolfsburg over the sounds of advancing troops. “I wish to know more of what you call pasta.”