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Bewildering Stories

Rory Fleming

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I am a first year law student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a recently graduated English/Economics double major from the University of South Carolina. When I’m not busy crunching through academics or trying to pick up work, I am a writer. In fact, I’m always a writer — keeping a lookout for sources of inspiration — and it is only sometimes that I get to put it on the page.

Much of my inspiration to write comes from what I see as two disparate but related sources: Japanese pop media (video games, anime, etc.) and classical surrealism (writers like Alfred Jarry, Comte de Lautréamont, Gérard de Nerval).

Contemporary authors that highly inspire me include Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Mark Z. Danielewski, as all three of them expertly blur the lines between so-called literary and genre fictions. Their work also revels simultaneously in excitement and lurking darkness, which is something that I aspire to in my own work.

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