Affective is a collection of fresh reads, perspectives, and thought pieces

Second Person


Down & Out in Paris & London

May 24

George Orwell, one of the most celebrated Brits on the last century, is the source of today’s literary fragment, on societal attitudes to poverty. Plagiarised Wisdom is an archive of short extracts from work that has moved us, left an impact and lingered in the memory.

Argumentative


Cyborg

May 24

“It is taken for granted that a beggar does not ‘earn’ his living, as a bricklayer or a literary critic ‘earns’ his. He is a mere social excrescence, tolerated because we live in a humane age, but essentially despicable. Yet if one looks closely one sees that there is no ESSENTIAL difference between a beggar’s…

Shorts


Separate

May 24

A common experience in every global city today is the subject of this story, a moving consideration of differences in class we all see but rarely notice. Each of our 100 Word stories is an affecting piece of flash fiction that brings to life a particular moment, idea or setting.

Fragments


Life & Fate

May 24

Our daily dose of curation draws upon the excellent work on Vasily Grossman, one of 20th century Russia’s leading writers, once banned by the Soviet Union and subsequently recognised as a literary giant around the world. Plagiarised Wisdom is an archive of short extracts from work that has moved us, left an impact and lingered in the memory.

Second Person


Idealist

May 24

The Second Person is a project exploring the various identities that converge into who we are, the hundreds of worlds we inhabit in a day, the roles we play that are always changing. Through second person prose pieces, we try to bring out various versions of ‘you’, virtual and real, internal and external, and create an archive of self by examining interactions, beliefs, experiences or moments.

Shorts


Scattered

May 24

A succinct ode to longing and becoming a part of everywhere that you go, to questions that most of us face but very few can truly answer. Each of our 100 Word stories is an affecting piece of flash fiction that brings to life a particular moment, idea or setting.

Fragments


Demian

May 24

Today, Hermann Hesse on the travails of getting older, a gem from among many great works by the German Nobel Prize winner. Plagiarised Wisdom is an archive of short extracts from work that has moved us, left an impact and lingered in the memory.

Second Person


Futurist

May 17

The Second Person is a project exploring the various identities that converge into who we are, the hundreds of worlds we inhabit in a day, the roles we play that are always changing. Through second person prose pieces, we try to bring out various versions of ‘you’, virtual and real, internal and external, and create an archive of self by examining interactions, beliefs, experiences or moments.