I Was Once Tyrant of a Moderately Enjoyable Beach Town Along the Texas Gulf Coast

I Was Once Tyrant of a Moderately Enjoyable Beach Town Along the Texas Gulf Coast

In which Will discusses Barthelme's "I Bought a Little City," stress-eats over the terms muggists and rapers, tries to defend Galveston, and likewise encourages you to be absurd.

I Think This Is Irony

I Think This Is Irony

In which Donald Barthelme and John Connolly teach us about irony, Alanis Morisette makes an obligatory appearance, and Snow White is ruined for us all.

Fall 2016 Reading List

Fall 2016 Reading List

In which the editors share recommendations for your fall 2016 reading list.

Take Me To School

Take Me To School

In which our Obsession of the Month is Donald Barthelme, we scrutinize the role of narrators in our writing, an exercise is disclosed, and a gerbil has a rough few days ahead.

September Author of the Month: Donald Barthelme

September Author of the Month: Donald Barthelme

If you both read in English and read the titles to articles, then you have probably put together that Lodestone’s blog will feature an author throughout the month, and that that author in September is Donald Barthelme. Well done.

No More, No Less Than Five Posts You Missed in August

No More, No Less Than Five Posts You Missed in August

I know you didn't actually read all of our posts in August, so shame on you, but also, I have begat a great love for you and got your back.

So Close You'll Hate It - An Exercise

So Close You'll Hate It - An Exercise

One way to see the world differently is to change your sense of scale. In an effort to do that, I am going to offer one of my favorite exercises involving one of my favorite things: lists.

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