My passion for fiction began, ironically, while I was in  music school.

Somewhere around the age of 23 or so, I was bitten by the fiction bug. I began reading the classics of literature for fun. From Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and Tolstoy’s War and Peace, I voluntarily worked my way through a nice chunk of the (traditional) Western canon in my early Twenties.

Except for Joyce’s Ulysses. I just couldn’t do it. Maybe it is a great piece of literature; maybe it’s a signpost of academic pretension masking as great literature? At this point in my life, I’ll never know.

But I digress…

During this time, I wrote my first novel, a sprawling, multi-generational college tragedy that is still sitting in my closet to this day. It is a book I can best describe as a “great story, poorly told.”

Though life and business subsumed much of my focus in the ensuing years, I never lost my passion for writing–and frankly, the stories in my head never stopped coming.

So now, I have a ton of fiction coming your way!

My first short story The Tear was published in July 2022, and the short story, The Enemy, is scheduled for the end 2022. In early 2023, I will be releasing my first novella, The Fox.

Adam S. Toporek Fiction Author


The Tear: A Short Story by Adam Toporek
La Lágrima: Un cuento escrito por Adam S. Toporek


  • The Enemy 70% 70%
  • The Fox 45% 45%