Ravi Mangla’s Comments

I don’t remember much about the conception of these stories. If I had to guess, they were probably written while driving. My best ideas come via car, scribbled on the backs of receipts. “Please Mail This In With Your Warranty” is the oldest in the collection—the “big brother” if you will. The sort of big brother who doesn’t have many friends and spends most of his time in his room taking apart old transistor radios. “Flemish Art” and “Breaking News” were written around the same time—let’s call them twins. “Breaking News” is the pretty, popular one, while “Flemish Art” wears big glasses and sweats a lot.

I love them all equally.

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