offbeat, surreal fiction and poetry
born in the Midwest, lives in Maryland
"The Loose Purple Tie entranced and delighted me. What a quirky, playful, and utterly unique book! The interwoven stories swept me away with dreamy, poetic prose and bursts of mind-bending insights. I thoroughly enjoyed this exploration of the mysteries of story-telling and creativity. Get ready for wonderment at every turn!"
--Laura Resau, Award-winning Author of Tree of Dreams
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"Pete O'Brien's The Loose Purple Tie is funny, zestful, realistic, unreal, fascinating--a continual delight!"
--John Foley, Web Editor of FlashPoint, www.flashpointmag.com
Xyloquirk publishes stories and poems with a surreal bent. We save trees by only doing ebooks and print on demand paperbacks...
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a section from an unfinished painting
(untitled) acrylics on canvas
by Pete O'Brien - October 2, 2019
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