… on the Weirdness of Modern Work.
Insightful, sharply-written, and often hilarious, WERK reflects optimism for the future, while bringing to light cultural and economic growing pains that are sure to come. Despite their brevity, these thirty flash fiction stories cut deep into modern themes: creativity, leisure, agency, the attention economy, commercialism, mortality, and debt. In English, the word werk is an obsolete form of “work,” making it an ideal title to describe the increasingly outdated ways in which many of us choose to pay the bills. If you’re a fan of flash fiction, then you’ll love these thought-provoking tales.