Paul Has Left the Crisis
Paul Has Left the Crisis is an anthology of short fiction that leaps into the dark, murky, algorithmic waters of contemporary life. Written by 826NYC creative writing students at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, the stories range from quiet and melancholy to loud and adventurous; from dystopian and speculative to hilarious and satirical. They explore the fear embedded in the things most familiar to us: the fear that what we view as completely real might be only a simulation, the fear that what we most despise might be living inside ourselves, the fear that society is on the verge of collapse and we’ll have to do all the saving single handedly (after we finish our homework), and the fear that simulated dogs might not know how to drive. Join these brilliant students on a glitchy, funny, fantasy/sci-fi/spec-fi/digital/horror, saucy-fries-and-fire-tornado-filled adventure into the future and into various, parallel, presents.
Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students, ages six to eighteen, with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
This book is also available as a downloadable interactive PDF.