Rajiv Iyer

Author on Reedsy Prompts since Dec, 2021

10 Stories

261 karma pts


Author bio

Voracious Reader, Film Connoisseur, Music Sampler, Discussion Seeker, Tech Enthusiast, Programmer, Existential Philosopher, Another Human. [I write on & off based on how busy/stressful my Life/Job is.] Most of my writing is at the intersection of existentialism, dark humor, farcical comedy-of-errors, social/political/religious satire, some element of the macabre or grotesque existential horror. That's my "natural default setting" as David Foster Wallace would say. I am attempting to extricate myself out of this self-imposed pigeon-hole, broaden my horizons, and write on positive happy stuff, like Romance, and feel-good stories. But I also think Sharp Satire is what I do best. Most of my writing is also quite verbose, heavy on description, weak on dialogues. This is another area I need to improve on, especially if its to be appreciated by a wider audience. You will also find my writing is maybe not "structured" as per conventional literature standards, and also densely peppered with pop-culture references, computer science or basic science references, political/religious/social references, recursive layers of jokes: almost like a typed equivalent of "Arrested Development" (pretty much one of my favorite shows of all time). WordPress: https://arbitraryimpermanence.wordpress.com/ Medium: https://medium.com/@42istheAns First short-story I wrote in Dec-2013 as part of an Anthology of stories, as part of a book-club in Mumbai, India: https://bookhadwrites.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/the-unforgiven-a-discordant-symphony-in-seven-movements/ Copyright © 2021/2022/2023 Rajiv Iyer - All Rights Reserved. Using content without written permission is prohibited.