Carl Quiltman writes short stories about quilting. Of all the quilt mystery books available on Amazon with very good reviews, Carl Quiltman suffers from quite a few one star reviews, despite which, he does fairly well in the rankings. Odd.
It is rumored that Carl Quiltman was a man noted for his beautiful art quilts before a long arm quilting machine fell on his head while he attempted to repair it for a friend. He was rushed to neural surgery where a steel plate had to be put in his head. Major damage was done to his cerebral cortex.
He could no longer quilt. That area of his brain was mangled into a gray, lifeless jelly. Despite his handicap, he took up writing. He writes what he thinks are quilting mystery books, which are actually bizarre trips into a mind lost to random synaptic electrical storms.
I tried to interview Carl, but he ran at me with a long knitting needle, threatening to plunge it into my eye. I had to call the police. I was afraid he would hurt himself or someone else.
They let him continue to write his quilting stories in a private mental institution that he now resides in. Carl Quiltman believes the staff are extraterrestrials, creatures with an agenda. A quilting agenda. He believes the aliens want to infuse those intelligent and creative makers of art quilts with a new level of inspiration. He feels that he is their avatar, there cosmic representative, their public relations person.
I am beginning to believe he is just as he believes, and that scares me.
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