Welcome to the Moron Quotient

Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion, Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence.

From these contraries spring what the religious call Good & Evil. Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing from Energy.

Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell.

–William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The world, as William Blake attests, is a paradox, and fiction is one such paradox. It is a paradox because it does not exist outside of the imagination, yet there is no better witness to reality than fiction. Fiction provides the most accurate and truthful portrait of our world.

This is the purpose of The Moron Quotient: to offer glimpses of reality through flash fiction and poetry.  We need to escape reality into the world of fiction, and The Moron Quotient is one portal into that world. Here, you will leave Reason behind for the Energy of imagination. This is a place where intelligence–and all its contradictions, dilemmas, and tension–goes missing, so that you can experience the true reality embraced by fiction.

The Moron Quotient by Robert C. Burnham is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. 


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