Three Things

1/ I have a new story up in Crispin Best's For Every Year called "Synapse." I'm big excited to be apart of such a cleverly-themed project. Crispin is awesome and hilarious, and I thank him big for being Crispin Best.

2/ J.A. Tyler accepted two chapters from my novel The Immortals Act Their Age for a Mud Luscious Press chapbook, to be released later next year, in September, I think. The two chapters are called "Signals from Electric Ladyland" and "Blackout," and they will appear under the title "Signals / Blackout." J.A. Tyler rocks, and I'm big excited to join the MLP roster.

3/ I had to help my daughter’s mom move the couch I used to fall sleep on when I lived there out because she got a new one. We got it down the steps to the front hall, and it got stuck in the doorway. It just wouldn’t budge. My daughter’s mom suggested we break the frame to wiggle it through, so I used a crowbar to snap the thinner parts of the frame, then she went into the basement and brought an axe up. I looked at it, figured it might be the only way. I started chopping the couch to pieces. I was afraid the iron axe part would fly off the handle and bop me in the head or get lodged there. It was a very old axe. I wish I could’ve been one of the neighbors then, wondering what the loud crazy noises are at 8:30 at night, and looking out the window to see some guy chopping a couch to pieces in a doorway.

16 comments:

Ethel Rohan said...

Hey, hey, hey, Eric, congratulations. Two HUGE Things. Celebrate HUGE.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Ethel. I'm pretty excited...

Mel Bosworth said...

Wow. Congrats a million times, Eric.

Synapse was hysterical, thoughtful, and thoroughly enjoyable. Well done, sir.

And the MLP kill? Wow. Treat yourself to something nice. Not a bad way to end the work week.

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Mel. Not a bad way to end the work (and school) week at all...

Jessica Maybury said...

Go paint the town a brilliant shade of pink!

Eric Beeny said...

Big thanks, Jessica, I will...

Charles Lennox said...

hey, congrats on MLP. welcome to the club. it's just like that movie The Skulls.

the next time i need someone to take an axe to a couch, i'll give you a call. you don't live that far from me, i think.

Eric Beeny said...

Right, The Skulls. I forgot about that movie...

No, not too far at all. I've decided the axe is in good shape, and can definitely shred another couch. Let me know...

David Erlewine said...

Eric, I have seen your name all around this internet place. Good axe story. Great job on MLP. Loved your 1509 piece and your Abjective piece.

Eric Beeny said...

Hi David, thanks for stopping by, and for your kind comments. And congratulations on becoming JMWW's flash fiction editor. You're a father, I see? It's the best, isn't it?

ben spivey said...

Axe story win.

Eric Beeny said...

Hi Ben, nice axe...

ben spivey said...

Looking forward to the MLP issue too. Warm Milk is doing some cross promotion stuff with ML soon-ish.

Eric Beeny said...

Yeah, I read about that in an interview with J. Congrats, sir. That'll definitely give Warm Milk a good shot of steroids to burst out of the gate...

ben spivey said...

We sure hope so/ think so too. That interview in Faster Times was intense.

Eric Beeny said...

Yeah, it was...