The second does not mean, in this case, “next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity or rank,” as the adjective form of the word second might imply.
No ho ho, in this case, it simply means, Second Book! Yes, it has arrived!!! And the second book is called Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits! It is published by Deadly Chaps Press, and Joseph Quintela designed the book, and also its stellar covers:
There are 30 stories total; some more like poems, and some more like prose. Three of the pieces won awards, and many of them are previously published online, like Hexagon of Life | Metazen, nominated for a Micro Fiction award by Metazen (thanks Frank, Chris, Len and the great editors at Metazen) last year.
Here is what has been said about Diptychs so far:
“Vaughan compresses human love and behavior with great precision, evoking people and places with language and images full of wonderment and heartbreak. This book is a marvel, with lines so sharp you will find yourself wanting to return to them often.”
-Brandon Hobson, author of DEEP ELLUM (Calamari, 2014)
“With singular vision and the perfect, skewed geometry of his prose, Robert Vaughan gifts his readers with fiction that reads like the best possible mash-up of David Lynch and Wes Anderson. A smart, profound, risk-taker of a collection not to be missed.”
-Kathy Fish, author of WILD LIFE (Matter Press, 2011) and TOGETHER WE CAN BURY IT (Lit Pub Books)
You can order your copy here: Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits
Also it will be available at Amazon soon!
Thanks Joseph (you wizard of creativity!) and everyone, and happy holidays!!!