Sunday, March 21, 2010
wet and soggy like a crashing wave
Writing-wise, I've got some short stories to refine before I send them out, and my steampunk freakshow project for Experimental Forms is almost done. It's a weird mix of poems, prose, and fake journalism, with an olde-tymey carnival poster thrown in for good measure. The idea came to me when a friend of mine was talking about Walter Freeman, the doctor who lobotomized Rosemary Kennedy (among other people) and traveled the country in a van he called the Lobotomobile, performing psychosurgery on spec in medical theaters. However educated he may have been, his knack for a brutal sort of carny hucksterism is what stuck with me: he was a showman who made his own freaks. I may add some of it to the website if it turns out well enough.
But it won't turn out at all if I don't get back to work. More later.