I am known by many pseudonyms: Jon, Job, J. O’Brien…
I have many faces: Writer, Poet, Teacher, Artist, Philosopher, Mystic.
I live in a dream. I write flash fiction, haiku, short stories and I am working on a novella, called The Trouble with Sam.
If I was a shape I would be a circle.
If I was weather I would be rain.
If I was an object I would be a book.
I am never easy.
I never conform.
Why write a blog?
I created this blog to connect with people across time and space who share a similar worldview. I use this blog to share some of my writing, art and most profound thoughts.
Why do I write?
I write to create, to learn, to entertain myself, to leave a mark on life, to be remembered. To say I was here, even if just one person reads it.
Who do I write for?
I write for myself first. I am drawn to certain ideas and stories and like to pursue them to see what I can learn about life. After that I write for readers, hoping that there are people in the world who are like me and would enjoy my stories, my vision of the world.
What are my interests?
I am interested in many things.
Myths. Folk tales. Dreams. Archetypes. Japan. Escape. Science-Fiction. Space. Time. Ancient Civilizations. Star Wars. Indiana Jones. Bladerunner. Chekhov. Futurism. Hemingway. Expressionism. Carver. History. Kafka. Doctor Who. Cult and Classic Literature. Faith. Philosophy. Death. Inconsistency. Choices.
But I am more than a collection of things I like. Read my stories to find out more.
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