My Fantasy America

Italo Calvino’s masterpiece “Invisible Cities” finds the explorer Marco Polo describing to Emperor Kublai Khan various fantastical cities he’s encountered in his travels. In these short flash fictions, Oakland author Elizabeth Gonzalez James describe three fantastical cities she has encountered in her journeys across an American landscape full of fantasy, illusion, and their sometimes uncomfortable truths.

Shoppingtown (My Fantasy America III)

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James / September 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Inspired by Italo Calvino’s masterpiece “Invisible Cities,” Oakland author Elizabeth Gonzalaz James describes three fantastical cities encountered in her travels across an American landscape of dreams and fantasy.

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Zenith (My Fantasy America II)

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James / July 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

The city of Zenith is known for the hundreds of dirigibles floating cloudlike above the ground. Each more fantastic than the next, the airships hang five hundred feet in the air.

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Chardonnay (My Fantasy America I)

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James / May 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Every house in the city of Chardonnay was built in 2005, has three-too-many gables, and a tiny, superfluous balcony adjacent every laundry room. Families in Chardonnay pose frozen in circular driveways waiting for …

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