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Jobe Rubens

Location: United Kingdom

Gender: M

Member Since: September 2019

Last online: December 2019

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I write poetry, short stories and spoof articles. The latter is actually well researched and incorporates elements of black humour, surrealism and satirical spin. It is meant to be thought-provoking and the subject matter should spark debate. All of my work is really a wordplay of ever-decreasing circles and the optical illusion of lenses tilted at certain angles.

I often make changes to my work because it is always evolving - don't be surprised if I add a new paragraph or restructure a sentence. I think this helps other writers to see the process and that nothing is set in stone - we can always strive to make a piece of writing better.

The 'comfort zone' is not a place I like to be. It is easy to become 'formulaic' so I force myself to explore different styles - content or 'plot development' does not really interest me. I love wordplay and oxymoronic irony. Something can have an undefining appeal to the eyes - it could be anything - it just moves us on some level. I think mystery and ambiguity are the yin and yang of life - so as writers we should not spoonfeed the reader or give too much away - give them something to chew on, something ever-lasting - a paradox.

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