Just for Fun – “Gomez Addams” at Age 84; Rejection for Present, Acceptance Deferred?

Well, it was one of my favorite TV shows in its time (I do have the whole series on DVD).  So, while I may be away from a computer for much of the weekend, I thought I might leave folks with something to read, a Baltimore Sun piece about John Astin who played Gomez Addams against Carolyn Jones’s Morticia on the original 1960s TH500fullE ADDAMS FAMILY, which can be found by pressing here.  And should you care to tarry on this page, something nice to contemplate as well.

Then in other news (or life goes on), when is a rejection not a rejection?  Well sometimes it happens along lines like this, via Mark Parker of Scarlet Galleon Publications:  “Mr. Dorr, I wanted to tell you what an honor it was to have you submit ‘The Hole’ to my inaugural anthology, DEAD HARVEST.  I regret having to pass on it at this time, but would guarantee it a spot in a future ‘Harvest’ anthology I have planned, ZOMBIE HARVEST.  In truth, I feel it would fit that one so much better.  I don’t know if that would be of interest to you, but where it’s a reprint, perhaps you’d consider that.”

As noted, the story is a reprint that originally appeared in FRONTIERS OF TERROR by Marietta Publishing in 2002 (also, incidentally, First Runner Up for that year’s Darrell Award for short gomez-morticiafiction set in the Mid South, in this case Memphis Tennessee) so, while we agreed that should another opportunity for “The Hole” come up I could withdraw it, why not?  And, insofar as it is about unreconstructed Confederate zombie soldiers seeking to reunite with the corpse of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, buried in Memphis, it probably would work better in ZOMBIE HARVEST.  This would mean a publication in autumn 2015 or possibly early 2016, the “Harvest” motif to become a sort of annual series, assuming things go as planned.

For more information on Scarlet Galleon Publications and, although now closed to submissions, DARK HARVEST press here.

  1. Interesting to see 84 year old Astin still sparkin’! Thanks for the article and good news on the Zombie Harvest option for the future (for your story). I know you’re in Detroit by now and hope you have a great time at the con!

  2. I liked where they asked him about Carolyn Jones as Morticia and he answers “she was hot.”

  3. Yes, she was “hot” in the coolest of cool ways!

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