“Be Still, My Dear, And Listen” over at Pseudopod

As previously mentioned, my Twin Peaks-themed short story, “Be Still, My Dear, And Listen,” is now live at Pseudopod!  This story of Twin Peaks, horror, and three girls obsessed with Sherilyn Fenn‘s Audrey Horne was published a couple years ago in Makeout Creek, a Richmond-based lit mag. I’m proud of the story, nasty little thing that it is, and I’m grateful for the outstanding reading by Dagny Paul.

Thanks to all the good folks who made it happen, and who listened when I read it at The Great Southern and at WHC2015. If you enjoy listening to the story, Pseudopod has the option of subscribing or making a one-time PayPal donation, the proceeds from which get rolled back into the cost of the podcast, paying authors, etc. Happy Weekend, and happy watching this Sunday!

Audrey Horne

Of course we called her “Audrey.”

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It Is Happening Again

Audrey Horne

Of course we called her “Audrey.”

Later this month, my short story “Be Still, My Dear, and Listen” will be podcast over at Pseudopod. The story originally appeared in a 2015 issue of Richmond lit mag Makeout Creek, published in conjunction with The Great Southern, a Twin Peaks festival here in the RVA. If you like Twin Peaks, horror, and/or audio fiction, it may just be your jam!

As you might guess, the timing is not accidental, coinciding as it does with the launch of the Twin Peaks reboot. I’ll post when the story’s up, but I’m pretty darn—no, pretty damn—excited.

Makeout Creek in the House

As it says on the tin:

sample copies of makeout creek

Last night I got my contributor’s copies for the Twin Peaks-themed issue of Makeout Creek, and the issue’s a beaut. I’m grateful to everyone at Makeout Creek who made the issue happen, and particularly to Andrew Blossom, who edits thoughtfully, communicates thoroughly, and makes Richmond a better place.

The Great Southern & Twin Peaks Fiction

design for Twin Peaks festival in Richmond Virginia

Have you heard about The Great Southern? It’s a Twin Peaks-themed celebration happening this weekend (April 16-19) in Richmond, Virginia. You can also find out more about it at the official Facebook page. There’s going to be Twin Peaks VIPs, music, literature, art, and many events.

Why am I posting about it, aside from it’s frigging awesome? Local lit mag Makeout Creek is publishing a Twin Peaks-themed issue, and I’m among the contributors, with a short story about Twin Peaks obsession and violence entitled “Be Still, My Dear, and Listen.” It’s not available for order online quite yet, but I’ll post when it is.

If you’re in Richmond and like nighttime literary events, come out to Ipanema Cafe at 10pm on Thursday, April 16th, for a reading of works from the issue. Memory is a tricky thing, but unless I’m mistaken, this will be the first time I’ll have read fiction in public since, uh, 1992. Apparently that’s a part of literary culture or something? Anyway, I’m looking forward to it, copies of the issue will be available, and I hope to see you there.