Stories

Demolition Road is a series of phantasmagorical short stories I’ve started writing seven years ago, best described as transrealism. Each one following one of eleven characters dwelling on the margins of society, fighting valiantly to imbue their lives with meaning, while submerged in intense fantastical inner worlds, potent with chaos, synchronicity and creativity.

Veterans of sorrow, strife, and mental anguish, survivors of emotional trauma and unlucky twists of fate, yet abundant in joy and the darkest of humour, each character seemed to exist in a parallel reality before I tapped into it, pushing their own story, in a stream of consciousness, for me to jot down. Perhaps they are all traditionally brewed from my own creative soup, but I suspect they present a particularly headstrong form of co-creation with the imaginal, streaming through an unplugged portal. Thus I am now compelled to write its inhabitants to life.

In the best tradition of transpersonal farce, a few wanted to come through at the same time, so the hole in the imaginal wall on Demolition Road became blocked for years. I’ve meant to send some of their life stories to publishers/magazines, separate them and disperse them into the world, as it were, entangled with my own winding destiny. That did not happen. So they found a space here, together, on this blog. Five are written, six more are on their way.

AUTHOR: ©Milana Vujkov

God’s Analyst

The man who solved the world. A short story.

★ Trevor wanted to save the world. This was his passion. It took a fair amount of his time and energy, but he didn’t mind. It was a lonely task, mostly done anonymously, in difficult circumstances, nevertheless, Trevor was unwavering in his commitment… {read more}

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Cruel Cuts

Woman shapes futures with haircuts. A short story.

★ Tammy found early on that she had a knack for shaping destinies. When she listened to grown-ups talk as a child, she would always feel the roughness in the edges of conversations, the disjointed emotion, uneven reasoning to an argument… {read more}

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The Fish Lady

Woman selling fish encounters salvation. A short story.

★ The fish were terrified. Georgina’s round, placid face appeared to come out of nowhere, a full moon over their quivering last minutes on Earth… {read more}

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Fred Is Dead

Man wishes to be worm. A short story.

★ It was an achingly cold day in December when Fred decided to walk his dog in the park, stark naked… {read more}

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Electric Locusts

Woman on the verge of a fridge. A short story.

★ Wanda moved slowly towards the fridge in her claustrophobic little studio flat, stood in front of the stained white monolith for a moment or two, and then opened it wide, with majestic pathos… {read more}

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