Fay Wray Is Going to England! — On the Other Hand Accepted by Grievous Angel

Perhaps what you keyed in was the British site SCI-FI-AND-FANTASY.LAND, but what you now see says CHARLES CHRISTIAN’S URBAN FANTASIST, FEATURING THE GRIEVOUS ANGEL WEBZINE.  It doesn’t matter.  What does for this blog is that yesterday evening, for possibly the last March gasp for poetry acceptances, GRIEVOUS ANGEL editor Christian sent me this email:  “Good to hear from you again – all good pieces but the standout for me – and on a theme I haven’t seen before – is On the Other Hand.  Love it – and will definitely use it.”

GRIEVOUS ANGEL may be recalled as having published my now Rhysling-nominated “Beware of the Dog” (cf. March 16; September 11, June 30 2014), a study of werewolves in modern times.  “On the Other Hand,” however, is set in the past, in 1933 to be precise, and has to do with the doomed love affair between KING KONG anfay4d Ann Darrow, as played by Fay Wray.  In short, it suggests that it may have been just as well that, in the end, it didn’t work out.

One can see from the illustration at right the seeds of disaster, his having left Fay to her own devices on the building’s ledge while he plays with biplanes.  And Fay Wray’s autobiography with its own opening letter to Kong is titled, itself, ON THE OTHER HAND.

But for the full story check GRIEVOUS ANGEL in perhaps a few months.

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