My narration of Sandra M. Odell’s “Tell Stories” is out in Podcastle 433. This story was both a joy to read and a writerly lesson for me. Writing humor is hard, much harder to my mind that writing dark fiction, or angry fiction, or just about any other kind of fiction. But Odell’s premise is surprising and her characters so damn real. It’s funny and heartful all at once. I really enjoyed working on the piece
Listeners are bound to be charmed, amused, and filled with the huge heart that clearly beats inside Sandra M. Odell. She knows funny, … Read more Read more
My story “A Pinhole of Light,” which concerns itself with ghost hordes, photography, and transformation, just came out in the September/ October issue of Black Static. I was going through a rough patch when I wrote this piece and something of that dark energy wove itself into this particular story world. As usual, all those story-world details such as the mill town, the history of photography, and whatever else struck my fancy are the fruits of all that research I find myself compelled to do.
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My narration of Paul Jessup’s “Sun Sorrow” came out today in Episode 116 of Far Fetched Fables. The story is dark and lush and surreal, in large part because Jessup’s imagery is so visceral and unexpected. It compelled me to enter the world-view of Beyla, the main character, if for no other reason than to see more of this strange Beyla-place. Throughout the story I was awash in both Beyla’s thoughts and Belya’s pain, which was exactly where I wanted to be. For me the story is an emotional mystery–what is real, what is Beyla–and a journey to a … Read more Read more