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City of Great Large



My quasi-experimental story City of Great Large is now online at Wilderness House Literary Review. It is the Twenty eighth issue (Volume 7, no 4). You can download the story as a PDF and read it when it suits you.




The first draft was written in 2007 while I was in China. I was in a courtyard of a temple similar to this one, (I can't remember which one as I went to so many), and feeling inspired, sat on the edge of the concrete and scribbled away. 

Travelling had been difficult in terms of language. Very few spoke English and even then it was fractured, but in its own way, quite creative and unique. The story features this fractured English.



The story is quite simple, deliberately so, as the style might be difficult to read for some. A young man is forced to travel to the City to look for work, a very common practice in China and perhaps everywhere. It's not a long story so I hope you'll download it and give it a go.