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"The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God-a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that-and he must be about His Father's business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end."
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Stories by Franklin Barnes
The Mechanical Muse by FranklinBarnes
The Mechanical Muse
College student Chris Marley agrees to help an enigmatic professor test a cutting-edge AI tool, but discovers...
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You Must Remember This by FranklinBarnes
You Must Remember This
A misguidedly idealistic high school student founds a club to teach his classmates philosophy; when it become...
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Tales From Heller by FranklinBarnes
Tales From Heller
A series of short (and long) vignettes that explore what happened, could have happened, or hasn't yet happene...
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