What does a real live Okie look like? What does he sound like? Here’s yer chance to find out … if you think you can stand it.
FearZone.net posted a video of me reading my story “Noodlers Nab Nekkid Nymphs.” You can see it here. However, I have to warn you, THIS IS NOT WORK SAFE! I mean it. Not work safe. There’s redneck humor, lots of cussing, and, ummm … allusion to the myth of Aphrodite. Let’s just leave it at that for now.
Greg Lamberson had this video done at Horrorfind last month. It’s a bit over 21 minutes, so the folks at Fear Zone had to lower the resolution from the high standards you’ll see for most of their author readings. Oh, did I mention I’m the first author reading they’ve posted. Yup. I’m special. You’ll see that if you manage to last through more than a few minutes of the reading. I couldn’t sound more like a hick if I tried. Okay, actually I did try for the bulk of the reading, but the intro and the ending aren’t supposed to sound that way.
In school news, I gave my juniors they’re persuasive essay assignment. They have to take a position on whether or not Disney’s controversial “The Song of the South” promotes racial stereotypes. They developed some strong opinions, now they just have to put them on paper. I look forward to seeing what they say. My sophomores are still slogging through Things Fall Apart, but we’re ready to start Part 3 of the book, and it’s only a handful of chapters. We had to spend some time reviewing sentence fragments and run-on sentences; almost all of them passed the test we took on those yesterday.