Nothing Could Be Further: Thirty Stories
Emmerson Street Press, 2011
Nothing Could Be Further is a book of games and guesses.
Please be advised that it may include such narrative allergens as anacoluthon, indexicality, mesmerism, and silverware.
Attentive readers will discern a simple but elegant algorithm by which to score their own enjoyment. Remember that half-points can be redeemed in subsequent readings.
If in doubt, bravo!
"[Conley] creates worlds that are almost recognizable, ours but for a few strange anomalies: traveling silverware, alien mind control, a village that can suddenly fly. . . . While many stories are humorous, Conley doesn’t shy away from the dark, as shown by 'In Pursuit of Shape,' where a math teacher shares an equation about getting attacked by his students. A quick and clever read."-- Publishers Weekly