I’m happy to say I’ve got a new bit of fiction to share with you all! RAT KING is a short monologue that I wrote about a year ago, pretty much cackling over it like a mad hen with her crazy egg and feeling weird about myself the whole time—how I always feel when writing horror, basically—and when it was done I had that glowy FUCK YEAH feeling that I get when I think I’ve written something good. And I was extra cackly when the piece got accepted at Pseudopod, because a monologue should be performed, right?
Now, listening to Rish Outfield‘s excellent reading, even at 4 o’ clock in the morning when I have risen to let my elderly dog go outside, again I feel pretty FUCK YEAH about this one. I feel pretty all-caps about it. It’s about seven minutes long, from 2:15-9:30, and then David Murphy and Christopher Fowler totally outclass me afterwards in their stories. I recommend listening in the dark, with a strong beverage and some crickets. Except don’t eat the crickets. Or maybe milk and cookies? Or whatever, wherever. Anyway. I’m gonna let the dog in and go back to bed. Here’s Episode 501 of Pseudopod, including my RAT KING. Big thanks to Rish Outfield, host Dagny Paul, and all the Pseudopod editors. FUCK YEAH, you guys.