Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

The Man Who Swallowed Himself

Larry Campbell

Winter 2020 - The Man Who Swallowed Himself

 

It was simply that the dream, like some sort of psychic black hole, was swallowing his life. Bodily upkeep had become just an annoying chore, and it was fine by him if others took it on. In fact, his body had become the event horizon of his dreaming self, the boundary beyond which nothing internal escaped – for all intents and purposes he had become, quickly and astonishingly, catatonic …


Bio:

 Larry Campbell has been through a number of phases and stages to this point, including janitor, programmer, and librarian. Across them all, writing has been a persistent avocation and ambition. Though he has lived in Vancouver for most of his life, he has never been its coroner or its mayor.