Will it come across as pretentious or "lol dude weed" if my stories have surrealistic scenes but the prose itself isn't doing anything particularly experimental?
I find that all of my ideas revolve around stories that don't really "make sense" as far as traditional plots go but I'm not interested in being like Joyce or anything.
I've never read Marquez but yeah that sounds about right I suppose.
For instance the story I have an idea for right now revolves around an 18 year old who develops a fetish for hugging windmills. One night while he is out on his father's ranch sneaking hugs he sees a group of people putting something on the windmills. He scares them off and later his father and he realizes they are bombs. They return and he discovers that they are a group of Luddites who have been going around destroying big pieces of technology like that. So he joins up with them and they take over Apple's headquarters. But then the protagonist discovers (by fucking one of the chicks in the group) that everyone else in said organization are androids. When he reveals this to everyone they decide to commit group suicide and that's the end of the story.
I've had this idea for a while and there's never been an explanation for any of it and I never felt like there needs to be either