Prepare to enter a dark world.
No commercial publisher will accept
these two stories by Edward Harshman.
Llata Ecalpon is too long for a short story and
too short for a novel. It describes a senior college
studentís adventure in a mythical blue- collar town in
which concrete thinking reigns supreme and college
education is debunked.
The Unsolved Problem is commercially worthless
partially because the tone of the text differs from its
content. In the world of the urban destitute, the land
of limited opportunity and of despair and death, two
brothers, both mentally ill and homeless, rescue a
paraplegic woman who is giving birth and later encounter
the woman at a church. They start a foundation to help
the unfortunate, converting hopelessness and depression
to autonomy and confidence; but they later encounter an
unexpected problem that they are powerless to solve.