||Fiction. DREAM KOANS is a collection that almost defies definition. At first glance, it is a book of short stories. At closer examination, the stories become poems, dreams, jokes, philosophy, and fables. The flash fiction pieces in this book run the gamut from tragic to hilarious. The collection illuminates Montgomery's themes and vision into something that is, indeed, more than the sum of its parts. Montgomery's unique approach and form breaks boundaries, inspires, and pushes the boundaries of literature. Daniel McDermott from Bananafish says about DREAM KOANS: "Creativity explodes from this...and a lesson can be learned for all writers drudging through the same stagnant form again and again."