Now that Bedtime for Seneca is in print, I’ll point out the book’s artistic styling–Realism. Avoiding the more traditional styling conventions of plot and character arc, I strove to write stories that appear more real. By real, I mean to show a Reader an uglier side of life, a modern sort of universal realism. Things won’t work out well for these story characters. Any lesson learned is slight–and subtle storytelling is the author’s intent.
Intentional or not, I’m not suggesting this book is timeless: I’m certainly not the first author attempting Realism. But, these days, it’s not often seen in modern works.