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