Hey y’all. (OMG, I grew up in NJ and I just typed “y’all”) So, since I started this podcast to make a few extra bucks and to promote my writing, let’s set that kind of thing in motion.
I want to talk a bit about my short story, “Sixteen Pieces at a Time”, on a future show. Remember College English? If you’re a Deadpanite or Dragon Page/Wingin’ It! listener, then you’re literate and sophisticated (even if your sense of humor is in the gutter). Check out my short story at http://www.sfreader.com/contest-2005-3.asp . You hear the first 1/4 of the story during Deadpan Episode 007, brilliantly read by the Wander Radio players. Go back to your Eng 101 and 102 days. Delve deeply into it, search for the symbolism and meaning. You don’t have to write a paper, but give me your deep or interesting thoughts on the story. Let me know what you think. Send your thoughts via Voicemail or E-mail. Dissenting opinions and criticisms are certainly welcome.
Note: This is not an attempt at ego-stroking. But hey, it’s my show – in the name of promoting my stuff :). KAMN already do a wonderful job of intelligent analysis of others’ works. I want to raise the Deadpan bar a bit and prove that there’s intelligence behind our depravity. (Yes that includes you, Alvie — the twisted, clever mind behind “Bedknobs and Boomsticks”). I plan to touch on my other writings in the future as well, including Spherical Tomi.
What do you think, sirs? Are we up for this? Bring it on. 206-350-TOMI. jack aaaaaaaaaaat jackmangan dottttttttttt com.
And by the way — I’m *NOT* fishing for praise….
Just – if you see anything deeper in the text, then go for it. Talk about it.Â Not everyone enjoyed their college English Lit courses; I did. That’s the kind of discussion I’m going for. Those classes rarely got into “thumbs up”/”thumbs down” discussions, but were more about the elements contained in the selected texts.
Of course — critical thoughts on the story’s strengths and flaws are also perfectly ok.