Look Down

Collection of Short Stories
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In Doing God’s Work

God’s personal assistant devises an outlandish way to kill the number one deity by playing to his never ending need for human attention.

Go to Punk Rock Roll Model

Punk Rock Roll Model

Is a rip-roaring mockery of the rock-n-roll lifestyle that revolves around a young man with an extreme attitude in the employ of a failing punk legend.

Go to Prenatal is a new take on “right to life”

Prenatal is a new take on “right to life”

Wherein a pregnant 10th grader finds herself struggling with her fetus’ insistence that she abort him before both their lives are ruined.

Go to Real Estate and Undead

Real Estate and Undead

Are two stories with different takes on the rise of the Web. In Real Estate, a man uses the ‘Net to explore his obsession with young girls

Docs Night Out: Peep Culture Screens at Camera

Peep Culture is a one-hour documentary film that is an insightful romp into a world where the internet and reality TV can make you a star.

First Review on Look Down

The first review of my new book of short stories has come out. It was published in Booklist. It is short and sweet so I’m including it here in its entirety.
From Booklist, Spring 2011.

“With dark humor and deep compassion, Niedzviecki, cultural critic and author of The Peep Diaries (2009), delivers a haunting collection peopled by characters on the verge of despair. An aging Jewish businessman, tormented by memories of his youth in a post-WWII displacement camp, becomes more popular than he can handle after creating a successful line of flavored cream cheese. A pregnant tenth grader is morally torn when her unborn fetus tries convincing her to abort it before both their lives are ruined. A dying man commissioned by the government to create new colors is challenged by a young revolutionary. God’s personal assistant, tired of his boss’s tyranny and hypocritical lifestyle, concocts a plan to rid the world of God once and for all. And a lonely husband develops an obsession with watching funerals online after his wife proves incapable of processing her friend’s recent death. Like David Means’ stories, these convention-defying examples written in tight, punchy prose examine the fine lines between love and obsession, failure and success. A moving and amusingly varied collection.”

Great review of Look Down in Winnipeg Free Press

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