Mission Statement

Here at Aberrant, we like realism with a twist.  We like works that defy expectations and push boundaries without tumbling over them in a rush to be the next best thing. We want tattoo-worthy work; work that inspires permanence.  Don’t be the cliché, make the cliché.  We have listed those things that inspire us and catch our interest, as well as those we can live without. We like people who see the latter list as a challenge, rather than a restriction.

Things That Catch Our Interest: Things We Could Live Without:

  • Blue moon stories
  • Surrealism
  • Remixes
  • Darker, contemplative things
  • Brunt, unapologetic writing
  • Disenchanted twenty-something’s
  • Epistolary novels
  • Writing about love that doesn’t say love
  • Shades of gray
  • Polaroid pictures
  • Sketches
  • Tarot cards
  • Long sentences
  • Bibelots (and people who know what bibelots are)
  • Dystopian themes
  • Disagreements/conflicts
  • Literature about the South
  • Disillusionment
  • Spoonerisms
  • Neologisms
  • Sap
  • Jane Austen
  • Stereotypical things
  • The phrase “love is like a…”
  • Abstractions
  • Blatant works
  • One-sided politics
  • Poorly written sex scenes
  • Girly fashion and gossip
  • Preachiness
  • Day-to-Day Life without a point
  • Strictly comedic works
  • Trying too hard
  • Rambling
  • Pretentiousness for the sake of pretension
  • Out, of-control… punctuation!!
  • Bad genre fiction
  • Overly-prescribed writing
  • Soap operas
  • Characters without flaws
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