Reality is defined reluctantly by common consensus. Each of us participates in the process in a unique way and contributes our own idiosyncratic slant to the reality that emerges. Wouldn’t the Wood Weird follows four individuals--a drowned woman, a psychic, an astronaut and Wouldn’t himself--each of whom spent some time in the care of the staff of the Lake View Sanitarium, where they were recuperated and returned, ostensibly whole, to society. Having conquered their inner demons, they join forces to participate in the externally directed enterprise often described as "making the world a better place". This short novel follows them on their first adventure in this arena, the search for the astronauts missing wife.Wouldn’t the Wood Weird is a post-existential (romantic) fantasy generated through a non-idiomatic improvisational creative process.