Melancholic Parables by Dale Stromberg

Melancholic Parables

Dale Stromberg

182 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction literary short stories funny reflective sad fast-paced


Whimsical and dolorous, ironic and absurd, this slippery assortment of stories and fragments masks existential dysphoria with deceptive simplicity and hangdog comedy—all the while asking you to read what is not there, what is also there, what is p...

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reflective 100%
funny 75%
challenging 50%
dark 50%
mysterious 50%
sad 50%
emotional 25%
lighthearted 25%
relaxing 25%


slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | N/A: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | N/A: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

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