Jonathan Worlde

Jonathan Worlde is the fiction byline of Paul Grussendorf, who is an attorney representing refugees, a former professor of Clinical Law and consultant to the UN Refugee Agency. He served as an Immigration Judge in Philadelphia from 1997 to 2001. His legal memoir is My Trials: Inside America’s Deportation Factories. (Available on Amazon).

Jonathan Worlde’s neo-noir mystery novel Latex Monkey with Banana was winner of the Hollywood Discovery Award with prize of $1000. Recent short fiction appears in Antietam Review, The Raven Review, the 2020 anthology Ghost Stories of Shepherdstown, in Cirque Journal, Ab Terra Voices, and Stupefying Stories.

Paul is also a traditional country blues performer under the stage name Paul the Resonator, whose CD is Soul of a Man. (Available on Spotify, etc). He enjoys performing African-American blues for schoolchildren in Africa.

Short Fiction

The Monster Speaks

Heavy dark clouds were accumulating above the city, the precursors of a violent electric storm. Horse-drawn buggies in the streets were seeking shelter. Igor swept dust motes and dried cockroach... [+]