FICTION

THE KALEIDOSCOPE KID / PANK

Logan knows he needs a job. Trouble is, there are 6 of him. His is an identity that can’t be pinned down. But corporate sees in binaries. You’re either one and with us, or many and not.

  • Coming soon–interview at Tethered by Letters regarding this story (and more).¬†
  • “Hi George, I just wanted to say I read your story ‘The Kaleidoscope Kid’ and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was funny I should stumble across it, as I just counted my jobs/projects at the moment and there are 6, so I can relate to Logan’s desire to do all the things he loves and enjoys.” –Kathryn, via Twitter DM
  • “really loved this story. nice work.” —Evan on Twitter
  • 40+ RTs on Twitter–wow, thanks guys!

Read The Kaleidoscope Kid by George T. Anderson at Pank.

Pidgin Edizioni chose this story for translation into Italian on their website–grazie! ūüôā Il Ragazzo Caleidoscopico

HOME ALONE XXXIV / Maudlin House

This is a little piece of flash fiction. I wrote, typed, revised, and submitted it in the space of 15 minutes or so on a night when I felt I just couldn’t create. It was my first fiction accepted anywhere, and that experience taught me a lot about my process: I was overthinking things, trying too hard, and writing junk. I spouted off whatever came to my mind one night at home, and it got published.

ESSAYS

TRUE ECCENTRICITY / The Curator

I wonder if our generation has it wrong. We keep looking inside for meaning, but we can’t seem to find it. Maybe we’ve been looking in the wrong place.

Read TRUE ECCENTRICITY by George T. Anderson over at the Curator.

TRAUMA & THE TECHNOLOGY OF PARTICIPATION / The Other Journal

Technology breaks down boundaries that keep us from the things we want. Unbidden, the things we¬†don’t¬†want come creeping in, too. In this essay, I talked about technological advance and the new traumas to which it exposes us. I brought in an argument from Owen Barfield, a little-known philosopher of language and consciousness.

Read TRAUMA & THE TECHNOLOGY OF PARTICIPATION by George T. Anderson over at the Other Journal.

THE WORD IS CHANGING WITH ITS WORLD / The Curator

Our words make our world, and our world makes our words. I’m fascinated by this symbiotic relationship, and I wrote this essay for the Curator to examine it. It reads a little like a poetry slam at times (which makes me blush, honestly).

Read THE WORD IS CHANGING WITH ITS WORLD by George T. Anderson over at the Curator.

LIKE A CORK OUT OF BOTTLE / The Curator

I just don’t fit in. Blah, blah, blah, what a tired mantra, but I’m claiming it. I was homeschooled. I practice a lot of different artistic disciplines. Some of my work doesn’t fit into genre conventions too well. Eh… this was a bit of an immature essay, but here you go. Call it my Special period.

Read LIKE A CORK OUT OF BOTTLE by George T. Anderson over at the Curator.

INTERNETHAMPHETAMINES / The Curator

This is a drug. Twitter, Facebook, even updating my website right this moment so you can read this, it’s a drug. I can’t stop. It’s killing me.

Read INTERNETHAMPHETAMINES by George T. Anderson over at the Curator.

TOO MANY COOKS / The Curator

As more and more people jump into the media game, the pie slice gets smaller for each one of us. It’s an unfortunate reality, and I grappled with it (and lost) in this essay.

Read TOO MANY COOKS by George T. Anderson over at the Curator.

FORM & FUNCTION / The Curator

Sometimes, for a writer, the act of writing gives shape to–even crystalizes–a thought system that couldn’t quite manifest before. Writing this essay was just such an experience for me.

Read FORM & FUNCITON (The Trueness of Beauty) by George T. Anderson over at the Curator.

UNSTATEMENT / The Curator

This is about signal vs. noise, white space vs. “content” (hint: the white space is actually part of the content). Shout out to Aaron Belz for demolishing the 1st draft of this sucker and still giving me a chance to write it the right way.

Read UNSTATEMENT by George T. Anderson over at the Curator.

VARIOUS ARTICLES / Bedlam Magazine

Bedlam Magazine was a progressive Christian mouthpiece. The magazine has since folded (sadly), but I think you can still view an archived version. Not sure how long this link will work, but read on.

Articles by George T. Anderson over at the Bedlam Magazine archive.