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The novel I’m not writing can’t be written. The novel I’m not writing can’t be written because it involves certain events in the future I am not yet privy to. The novel I’m not writing necessitates precarious jumps through time, involving flashbacks and use of the subjunctive. The novel I’m not writing takes place in the past, and in the present, in such a way as to seem contemporary and timeless. The novel I’m not writing requires the use of words that have not yet been coined, technology that has not yet been invented, people who have not yet been given life. The novel I’m not writing requires readers to imagine within the confines of their minds an entirely different landscape than the ones they are accustomed to. The novel I’m not writing presupposes the ability to conceive of multi-dimensional morality that is simultaneously visual and tactile. I don’t want to brag, but the novel I’m not writing is epic in scope. It might be the Great American Non-Novel. The novel I’m not writing does not involve whales or rivers or New York City in any way. The novel does not depict gastronomical orgies or erotic love. It does not engage in satirical word play or philosophical musings on the nature of Man. The novel I’m not writing, if you could read it, would blow your mind. The novel I’m not writing exists in an ephemeral dream space where all non-existent artwork dwells. The invisibility of the novel I’m not writing is infinite in the same way that a black hole is infinite: the idea of it negates itself. 

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