Category Archives: Fiction

A Dramatic Reading of H.P. Lovecraft’s “From Beyond”

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The Resonator by Steve Maschuck

Here’s some Halloween fun for your earholes!

Recently I performed a reading of H.P. Lovecraft’s “From Beyond” on The Drunken Odyssey podcast. Three other fine readers and stories by old H.P. are featured as well.

I am the final reader, but I encourage you to check out the other stories first.

https://thedrunkenodyssey.com/2016/10/15/episode-228-readings-from-hp-lovecraft/

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H.P. Lovecraft Roundtable

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Recently I returned to one of the finest literary podcasts around, The Drunken Odyssey with John King.

We talked Cthulhu mythos, Lovecraft’s work overall, as well as the tentacled monster in the middle of the room — the elements of racism and xenophobia present in his original works.

How to navigate the art and the artist? Can we? Should we?

What can be learned from all of this and how best to apply it moving forward?

Did I say anything that makes me sound smart?

Have a listen and decide for yourself!

Episode 227 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

You Can’t Tuna Fish

 

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When he was young, Ed was beaten by bullies because he couldn’t get into his locker fast enough. Goddamn combination lock.

After graduation, he enrolled in a key-making school where he learned to make a wide variety of keys – for the home, for lock boxes and safes, and even for skeletons.

He had a child. She would never suffer as he had. She would be safely surrounded by keys.

He spent the next twenty years working 16 hour days, 7 days a week. Eventually he had enough money.

He bought her a piano.

She never learned to play.

Photo Credit: Paul V8 via Compfight cc

F*ed Up Fairy Tales. New Story!

It’s been a slow year on the publishing front. Many things cooking on the stove but not much to nibble on.

But there is this little snicker-snack. Fresh and ready, my latest published work is now available.

I’ve had my way with a beloved fairy tale character. Here is our offspring, hanging out with the equally twisted children of authors Alex. S. Johnson and Berti Walker.

See it on Amazon (sigh, I know) HERE.

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A recent live reading.

Last week I was honored to read along with the other finalists (and winner) of the There Will Be Words 2015 series.

I hope you have time to check it out!

https://thedrunkenodyssey.com/2016/05/14/episode-206-the-best-of-there-will-be-words/

A Complete Literary Conference on YouTube!

Recently I was a panelist at Litlando, a new one-day literary conference here in Orlando.

The complete conference is now on YouTube.

I sat on the Weird Fiction panel, naturally.

Enjoy a full day of panels and lectures — for FREE.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg-TKhQp7AqFbx4ykk4ZkMxdpl-EJV_un

A Recent Live Reading

If you have enjoyed any of my previous live readings, a recent video has popped up on YouTube.

The first true Bizarro fiction reading in Orlando, I was excited to read at ‘Lil Indies. I chose to read my contribution to Potter’s Field 5. It’s kind of a “Tales From the Crypt” kinda thing.

If you enjoy the piece, you can pick up either the Print or Kindle version by clicking on the book cover on the left-hand side of my website.

I hope you enjoy!