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Trivial Links: Significant writings on significant objects.

Arts & Literature Trivial Links
Written by Nathan Mattise

  • Project idea: Take insignificant objects, have talented writers submit backstories for said items to be published on a blog, call the blog “Significant Objects,” sell items to prove a good story adds worth.  I’m sold.
  • August is here. So, only one month left to get to these summer reading titles from The Guardian and Pop Candy.

(Links today from Time.com, Wes  Miles on Twitter, USA Today’s Pop Candy and The Guardian)

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Trivial Links: One last (albeit a bit narcissistic) Napkin Fiction post…

Arts & Literature Trivial Links
Compiled by Nathan Mattise

Backstory: I met the Whitney Matheson at a Pop-Candy meet-up during last year’s “Office” Convention in Scranton. I sent her my facebook picture and it got posted on the site, she let me interview her for a journalism industry paper I had to write at Syracuse and I’ve had e-mail exchange life updates with her periodically ever since. Very cool of her to be so responsive to me – just makes me more of a fan). Continue reading

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The Esquire Napkin Fiction project saga finale.

Arts & Literature Column
Written by Nathan Mattise

For the few of you who have been long time readers (or at least thoroughly perused the archives), perhaps this will be somewhat expected. I was obsessed with the Esquire Napkin Fiction project after I first found it, to the point where I sent an unsolicited submission in. Next came the unexpected when I actually had a response and my own napkin opportunity sent my way. Today, it’s official. Like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe before me (or nothing at all like them), I am a published short story author with Esquire(.com). Continue reading

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Here’s a bit of fiction to make up for the week vacation.

Sports & Leisure Fiction
Written by Nathan Mattise

“Nice book”

It took him twenty minutes to find The Flying Star, but once on the scene Noah was much quicker about springing into action.

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Esquire’s Napkin Project shows fiction really is delicious.

Arts & Literature Op-Ed Column
Written by Nathan Mattise

I’m spending the summer in Albuquerque, N.M. with an eccentric aunt. I know less than six people in town between the ages of 17 and 30. There is likely a direct correlation between these two statements and my increased summer reading. But seeing this idea from Esquire didn’t hurt either. Continue reading

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