Dialogues is an ongoing series of fictional conversations that can be read on your phone using the Medium app (see end of this page for how to download and use the app).
Dialogues: a Collection of Creative Conversations. A standoff with Bigfoot, an epidemic of serial killers, crossing a busy and blood-spattered road, men leaving their wives for artificial intelligence dating apps—these are just a few of the short stories written in a dialogical style you’ll find in this new collection by Randal Eldon Greene. Dialogues is currently being published on Medium as a weekly series you can read on your phone for free.
These dialogue-style conversations are equally influenced by the short fiction of Donald Barthelme and Plato’s dialogical explorations of ideas presented through the mouthpiece of Socrates. But, despite the influence of these two philosophical giants, don’t expect any direct philosophy or even erudite characters to be the norm. These are conversations. They’re rough and tumble, written without an end in mind, flowing where they will, landing wherever the dialogue wishes to land. Though I think you’ll find they are still doing the important work of exploring ideas like Plato did (through dialogue) and as Barthelme did (through experimental stories).
This weekly series will continue through 2018. A book version of these same dialogues is being planned for sometime in 2019.
Click the image to be taken to the dialogues. Instructions on how to use the app are below.
If you’re not reading this on a smartphone, the link will have you send the app to your phone. You’ll have to download the app and sign up with an account. You can sign up with Google, Twitter, Facebook, or use email.
If you already have a Medium account, you can use that for the app. If you don’t have a smartphone (like me) or your phone just isn’t compatible for whatever reason, I suggest that you subscribe to my mailing list that way you won’t miss the book version when it comes out next year.
Once you’re downloaded and signed in, the app should direct you to the series. If it doesn’t, you can find my series at Medium.com/@authorgreene or by searching Randal Eldon Greene or the name of this series.
Now that you’ve got my series pulled up, you’ll want to subscribe to notifications, that way you’ll be notified whenever I post the next dialogue. Like many phone apps, you’ll scroll up to make the menu visible. There will be a drop down symbol under which you’ll find the option to subscribe to the series.
Note that even if you follow me on Medium (if you do, thank you), you won’t get notifications about series updates. Each series on the Medium app has to be subscribed to separately.
To navigate the series, simply swipe right to move forward. Left to go backwards. The app saves your progress through the series so you won’t have to re-read with every new addition or read it all at once if you happen to not be following this series from the beginning.
That’s it, so go read some dialogues.
Thanks to all the bookworms who follow, subscribe, and—most of all—who read what I write.