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Project 1

the naked detective

a short story

"The alley was once famous for its whorehouses. Flame throwers, sword swallowers, and fortune tellers lurked there in the soft tropical evenings. The whores lingered in the doorways. Our Naked Detective, from a distant future, looks at them with some disdain..."

Project 2

the temple dancer

photographic studies for an illustrated story

The Temple Dancer dances her way into oblivion. This is an ancient Hindu dance, the Odissi. It was banned during the British Raj, because of its erotic nature. Now, a famous Hindu dancer—played, of course, by Yasmeen—revives the dance, with a modern twist, bringing it to an unfathonable conclusion.

Project 3

the persistence of entropy

from evidence of a lost city

Every night an old man descends into his dreams. In these dreams he is young again: an adventurer, an exporer, a lover. He finds lost cities, grotesqueries, half-naked women, beasts and succubi, great beauty and great danger...Evidence is both a novel and an animated movie. Here are images and a video excerpt from the movie.

Project 4

viktoria Xi

creating the muse: four galleries of photos

The Muses, the Greeks claimed, were nine women with names like Euterpe, Calliope, Erato. They inspired the artist to great heights. But in our modern world Muses can hardly exist alongside Walmarts and asphalt parking lots. Could an artist actually create his own muse? And give her a name like--Viktoria Xi?

About artifacts

Artifacts began life many years ago at Mike Neff's literary site Web del Sol. I used it to show work from a variety of web artists who mostly used Adobe's Flash. Eventually I abandoned it: I was spending most of the year in Mexico those days, writing a new series of novels, and had little time for other work. I kept the web url, but basically just combined it with my dnstuefloten.com site. Now, however, I've decided to revive Artifacts, though with a different slant: to show off my own new work, and my works-in-progress. I expect to produce a new issue every couple of months.

d.n. stuefloten

I have spent most of my life wandering around the world writing my rather esoteric novels and stories. I have been a magician's assistant in East Africa, a fisherman in the south seas, a smuggler in India. I have ridden motorcycles up the center of Australia and from California to Panama, gone down the Amazon from Peru to the Atlantic, taken a canoe along jungle rivers between Mexico and Guatemala—sleeping in Mayan ruins and Indian villages—and lived with Moro pirates in the Sulu Sea. Four of my novels have been published by FC2--The Ethiopian Exhibition, Maya, The Queen of Las Vegas (in Mexico Trilogy), and The Wilderness; and several others are now available as e-books. My short stories have appeared in a variety of small magazines, including Black Ice, Santa Monica Review, and three anthologies from FC2 ( "Avant Pop", 1993, "Degenerate Prose", 1995, and "In the Slipstream: An FC2 Reader" in 1999).

more work

More of my work is available at my websites:

DNStuefloten.com where most of my work is collected
HagMovie.com for the Hag novel and movie
EvidenceOfALostCity.com for my new novel and movie

And my published work can be found via my Amazon Author's Page.

 


reviews

  • Stuefloten doesn't play by the rules realistic. He follows the amoral rules of the unconscious.

    The Columbia Dispatch
  • As a world traveler and former black-marketeer, D. N. Stuefloten brings his unique, quirky perspective to the exotic and erotic elements of human ambition in this dynamic collection of three novels. In "Maya" three actors are abandoned to their own devices on an inescapable film set that could be jungle or could be Hollywood. "The Ethiopian Exhibition" follows the motorcycle misadventures of John Twelve in a tourist trap where life is defined in terms of profitability; and "Queen of Las Vegas" addresses the theme of the unblinking camera's brutal objectivity when a has-been director attempts to make a pornographic film in the midst of an eerily imitation Las Vegas
    Amazon.com Review
  • Mexico Trilogy reads like a hallucinatory exercise in unnerving and displacing the reader. Recurring characters and metaphors describe bucolic, fecund societies which have been corrupted and virtually destroyed by Western commercialism and imperialism.

    Publishers Weekly

next issue

  • March 2016

    Our next issue will include another story, "The Night Dreaming Alms Peddler and His Uncle in the Mifrror," and another video segment from Evidence of a Lost City: "The Magnificent Delicacy of the Dervishes."

  • Future Work

    Soon there will be a video of the Temple Dancer, and some excerpts from Kongo, another novel.