Sunday Stories: “The Writer”


The Writer
by John Paul Carillo
(with apologies to Richard Sandomir, and love to Steve)

Phenste Noxid, whose hyper-realistic novels and short stories reflected his fascination with death, died on Wednesday. He was 183.

His daughter Ophia Noxid Fry said the cause was death.

Mr. Noxid produced fiction at a daunting clip. Working on a portable typewriter with wheels and a handle, he published 108 novels and about 6000 stories. His final story — about a man who was 183, like him, and who had a cat like his cat’s cat — was published in Sir Real Review like six minutes ago. 

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