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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Elevator Out

Carnival Literary Magazine releases, Lancelot Schaubert's, The Elevator Out. 

"I wanted to write an argument against nihilism that was simple enough for a child to understand, one based on the raw existence of bodies floating out in space, so I dreamed up a children's story in which a kid rides an elevator outside of existence and throws a spare walnut into Nothing.

The bloom of the walnut helps us set aside the question: why is there pain?, long enough to let an older, deeper question arise: Why is there something and not nothing?"

Download a copy here at Carnival Literary Magazine.

See Lance's original post here.

A young boy 

finds a golden elevator in his backyard that takes him

not just up, but out of everything.

 In The Out, he finds himself asking 

why is there something and not nothing?
The Elevator Out, a children's book written by Lancelot Schaubert

Artwork by Allen Forrest - Covers - Illustrations