#LiteraryFiction "Incredibly True Tales of Make Believe People"
by Marquis Bey
Eight passengers, one “beastly” van, going exactly where they plan to go—or precisely where they didn’t think they would.
A story of a man with a cross, a man in a suit, a woman who refuses to speak, a woman clutching a pocketbook, a gangster, a fag, a man with dreadlocks, and an elderly man journeying both forward to the destination set out for them, and backwards through the checkpoints of their past, all while telling tales that are both specious and obviously false. Or neither.
Comprised of flash fiction pieces that stand distinct yet weave together to form a cohesively dissonant story, Marquis Bey presents an unbridled meditation on the believability of self-authored stories, and implicitly interrogates matters of race and the “act” of blackness.
Marquis Bey, Philadelphia native, studies philosophy, American studies, and English at Lebanon Valley College.
He has written several nonfiction critical articles ranging from the nascent eco-apartheid of the Civil Rights South to a liberatory new definition of black female essence.
He has also published several flash fiction stories on “flashfitctionworld.com,” and a chapbook of poems and short stories available on Amazon titled “Love the S(k)in You’re In.” Upon graduating, Marquis plans to pursue his Ph.D. in African American literature and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies.
You can get all the latest on his writing and scholarship at his website: http://mdb008.wix.com/marquisbey
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