X NO X
All Hail the Emperor's new clothes!
But I can't see what all the fuss is about!!
I know, says the author, I will overcome this writer's block by just cobbling together this pile of random thoughts and call it a set of short stories. That way I don't have to worry about the intricacies of plot lines, or character development. Heck, I 'll just call my characters random colours or have them change their names multiple times. It will fool readers into thinking that is something special, esoteric, existential, high minded. It will be paraded as deep and meaningful rather than pretentious drivel. Who will dare to declare it has no substance!
I will, says this reader!