A Small Pleasure: March Bloomington Writers Guild First Sundays Reading
This afternoon marked another Bloomington Writers Guild “First Sundays” prose reading session, with three local writers featured and followed by an open mike session. Some may remember I was one of those featured last month (cf. February 4) with my THE TEARS OF ISIS preview story, “River Red.” So this month I was one of only about six readers in the second half, with three minutes each, mine of which was a rewriting of the end of the 1936 movie DRACULA’S DAUGHTER (which in the original, we may recall, ended badly for Gloria Holden), “The Shackles,” initially published as a third place winner in the 2009 Ligonier Valley Writers Flash Fiction Contest, and reprinted in 2010 in THE HUNGRY DEAD from Popcorn Press and 2011 in Dark Moon Books’ FRIGHTMARES! (see December 30 2010; December 2 2011 et al.).
Not a big deal, but all in all a pleasant time and with free coffee and snacks to boot — one of the perks of the life of the writer.