A few weeks ago, I was delighted to receive an email from Colorado Review inviting me to be on their podcast. They would read one of my short stories from their archives, “Superman Falling,” and then interview about the process of writing the story.
They have a great discussion before reading the story, that makes me sound smarter and more intentional than I am, I fear, then do a lovely job of reading the story. And then they interview me, which completely removes any illusions of my smart intentionality. I talk in very long sentences, and kind of sound like I’m yelling, which I probably was. We talked over Skype, but for some reason the video was uncooperative, so I likely tried to = compensate by TALKING MORE, AND LOUDER! Fortunately, that part is at the end, after the other stuff.
Cringing at my own speaking aside, it was really fun and heartwarming. It makes me want to write another story that I like, preferably before I die.