Sounds like the makings of a good time! It’s also a quick summary of what I’ve been up to lately. (At least in writing matters. I will remain silent regarding my personal consumption of all three.)
Let’s start with a nice cold frosty brew: My story “Damsel Drinks A Beer” appears in the beer-centric fiction anthology A Six Pack Of Stories: Short Stories to be Read with a Beer in Hand. It’s so hot off the presses that I haven’t even seen a copy yet! Can’t wait to check out the other contributions.
As for the burger, I have an odd little prose poem, “Tarnished,” in issue #2 of the wacky and fantastic Seattle-based zine You Have Been Eaten By A Hamburger. There’s a zine release party happening next Thursday, Dec. 13th at 7pm at Couth Buzzard Books (8310 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle). My piece was written for their “summer vacation” theme — I’ll be reading it and maybe some archival material (read: crazed scribbled notes and/or diary entries) from summer vacations of my youth.
Last but certainly not least, the chapbook based on my 8th grade Bowie story is in the works! Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs (of fantastic bands such as The Finches and Bouquet) has created accompanying artwork that frankly blew my mind when I saw it. I felt like I was looking at the actual (fictitious) letter from 1981. Here’s a tiny, TINY glimpse:
There’s still work to do before the book materializes in hold-in-your-hand-able form, but the masterminds of Unshod Quills/Old Heavy Press are gonna make it happen. It should be available early next year. I can’t wait!