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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Escape from the Abyss, and More
Well, I guess the end of the nasty cold has allowed me to rise out of the abyss and get back to writing. So all you folks who cheered me on and reminded me that the abyss would pass, you were right. Even my latest rejection letter didn't manage to suck me back in. I guess the bottom line is that I want to write stories and the writing itself will always call me back eventually, whether the external validation is there or not.
On a mildly related note, one of my audio theater pieces, THE ST. JAMES SISTERS will be airing on Mother's Day via The Society of the Inner Earon KZME 107.1FM as part of an homage to women in audio theater. I wrote the piece for Willamette Radio Workshop as part of a collection of pieces inspired by the blues classic, St. James Infirmary Blues. Mine is set in the Civil War and based not only on the song but on the Grimms fairy tale of the Seven Dancing Princesses, with a darker underlying theme around the impact of war and the issue of survivor's guilt.
The other featured pieces are Agnes Moorehead performing Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, and TURNSTILES by Carole Oberholtzer.