TALES FROM ROOM 225
A Literary Life Journey
Tales from Room 225 is a literary journey through ten years of collected works by Jonathan Flike in three fully distinct parts. Juvenilia spotlights youthful work of love, loss, sexuality, and defeat. In Metamorphosis, a voice blossoms into the realm of the experimental with vignettes of strained relationships, parenting, and hand jobs for sandwiches. The title and closing section Tales from Room 225 retells Jonathan Flike’s experience of living in a motel for three years with his family of seven from 2001-2004. The honest and raw confessions of what it means to be a “motel kid” is both tragic and inspiring. It brings to life a very hard reality that many Americans are faced with even today. Tales from Room 225 is an anthology of life in the most brutal light that climaxes with bittersweet redemption.