Good time at Tattered Cover last night, with a whole TOC’s worth of us there—enough that we needed a spinner-wheel to figure out who got to read:
[ photo: Catherine Spader ]
Which? My number spun up. I had to borrow a woman from the audience’s reading glasses, since my arms are only so long, but when I focused in, it was on one of Ed Bryant’s last two published stories. So cool to get to read his words to a big crowd. Thanks, Hex Publishers / Josh Viola. And, thanks, Jeanne Stein, for leading off with reading Ed instead of ourselves. Wasn’t my idea, but I was thrilled to be part.
In my weakest moments, I imagine that there’s some version of myself in some distant iteration of Earth, dunking like Shawn Kemp:
Man, had no idea about any of this. And, it’s just a shade away from the slasher, too: masked, punishing the “guilty,” using violence the law can’t use, preferring the night.
Very cool, what Boden’s doing. You know him from the covers of Three Miles Past and Sterling City:
Home invasion done the Wes Anderson way. I’d somehow missed this, until the SNL Halloween special. Can’t embed the video, but I can link it, anyway.
Been years since I’ve seen one of these. Thanks, Michael McCarty: