Dolan Morgan’s new story collection Insignificana includes 22 illustrations by the author. To celebrate the release of the book, Morgan asked three of his favorite writers to create responses to the images. Poet Allyson Paty, fiction writer Jessica Lee Richardson, and musician Emilyn Brodsky each received three illustrations and free reign to do whatever they want. Below, find the second set of illustrations and Richardson’s reply.
Graves by Ryan W. Bradley The first week all I did was dig graves. I used to do construction, drove backhoes and bulldozers, but I dug the graves by hand. I started with my family. My wife and kids. Then I moved on to our neighbors. I didn’t mind the aching joints, my limbs feeling like Jell-O. I didn’t know what else to do. At night I tried to find ways to distract myself. It wasn’t easy. After a week […]
In 2013, we were tremendously impressed by Adrian Van Young‘s collection The Man Who Noticed Everything, which brought together a host of sinister, elegantly-paced short stories. 2016 will bring with it his debut novel Shadows in Summerland, about spiritualism and spirit photography on the eve of the Civil War, via ChiZine Publications. We’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from it today. (An earlier version appeared in 2013 at Black Candies.)
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