Conflict and the End of Fiction

The two fundamental elements of story are contrast and shared experience, not conflict. From these two elements proceed all other aspects of story. My essay Conflict and the End of Fiction examines this perspective, drawing from an appendix of sixteen authors’ perspectives on what lies at the heart of story.

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“From the Plane of Steel I call you forth!” On the day Prince Kurou is to become engaged to the princess of a neighboring city, the bandit lord known as Callicles the Hyena invades the town called White Pepper. Kurou and the street boy Olivier find themselves unlikely comrades plunged into a world of martial […]