REALITY SANDWICH IS PSYCHEDELIC CULTURE

Tony Vigorito

An Introduction to Love Potion #9

An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “He had this earnest notion—and if you ever heard him tell it, you’d believe it just the same as if he was telling you that the sun is bright—he had this notion that LP9 was sent here direct from the godhead, that it was actually the prophet Elijah heralding the dawn of Christ consciousness.”

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Love Is the Solution to Being Human

An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “Do you ever wonder if you are shadow puppets of some much larger theater of experience?” An unknown, unexpected, and terribly deep voice very suddenly resonated from the far corner of the screened patio.

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Lost and Lonely in Cataclysmic Mystery

An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “Merlin was certain he’d met the female version of himself, and he was in love, baby, in love like a fool in fretless free fall off a blackfoot daisy–bedazzled cliff, and my is that breeze refreshing! Sure, he was now an accessory to grand larceny, but that was nothing compared to this infraction.”

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Pretense of a Civilization

An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “So this stupid pretense of a civilization we’re supposed to identify with,” Lila went on, “is really just the darkest spell of all.”

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Weaponizing a Spiritual Vocabulary

An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “You’re very good at weaponizing a spiritual vocabulary,” Lila responded, holding her gaze brazen. “But the truth becomes false when spoken by a liar, doesn’t it?”

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Beware the Meadow of Marvels

What follows is an excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, Love and Other Pranks: “It was a two-mile hike to the tree at the center of the meadow of marvels, and thoroughly distracting.”

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Falling in Love with the World and All Its Fools

What follows is an excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “However roaring with cynicism Merlin’s ill mood had been, his abject contempt flipped immediately into the deepest, most heartbreaking compassion…”

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Love is the Actor

An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “Right, but there are different levels of acting.” Lila sat up and straddled him. “Maybe we act like life in all its sound and fury is really happening, but that’s different than acting like something that you’re not.”

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