Well, we’re closing in on the end of the year, so we figured it would be a good idea to discuss our writing successes and failures for the awful year of 2020. We spend most of our time talking about our 2021 writing goals and the different things we’d liked to do, such as traveling and hopefully going back to conventions.
Today's episode discusses two more stories in Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace. First, we read and discuss his deeply disturbing flash fiction story, Incarnation of Burned Children. This one comes with a trigger warning as the imagery and subject matter are incredibly traumatic. The second story, Another Pioneer, offers a meditation on storytelling, knowledge, self-consciousness, societal evolution, and societal destruction. We cover this complex story and touch upon post-modernism, AI, the burden of knowledge, the breakdown of society, and many, many other things. This might just be our favorite episode of this series!