Enjoy these selections.
"Tragic, darkly comic, wise and true" —Scotsman
"The first-person delivery of Javascotia is fast-paced, purposely verbose, reminiscent of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, and the absurd dialogues of Don DeLillo's White Noise.'"
"This was a sharp, satisfying, occasionally hilarious and always memorable read ." —bookbag.co.uk
"So many novels are enjoyable to read but are somehow instantly forgettable. Javascotia, to my mind, stands out as being marvelously resonant, memorable both for its characters and insights as well as, quite simply, for being a novel to savour." —Judy Moir
"Obler is funny, touching and thoughtful." —Guardian
"28 Things About the Beast"
Published in Qwerty, 2009, a journal out of the University of New Brunswick.
"Randy Randall (or Magnanimity)"
Published in The Evansville Review, Winter 2010.
"The White Man's Incredulity Furrows His Brow"
Published in Puerto Del Sol, 2015, a journal from the English Department at New Mexico State University. Winner of the short fiction contest judged by Lydia Millet.
"The Secretary of Groveland"
Published in Cottonwood, 2017, a journal from the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas.
"18th Annual Convention of Doctors Whose Fathers Were Helplessly Dying"
Published in The Junction, 2018.
"The Sportsman of the Year Award"
Published in Belle Ombre, 2019.
"How Writing Closed Captions Turned Me Off TV for Good"
Published in Electric Literature, 2017.
"Yoga for Writers"
Published in Medium, 2017.