The Night Time Logic reading series hosts Erik T. Johnson and J. Daniel Stone on August 21st, to celebrate the August 23rd release of the transgressive, experimental, literary novella collection titled I Can Taste the Blood.
About the readers:
Erik T. Johnson doesn’t believe in order or boxes. He became a writer because he can’t make a straight line to save his life—since stories consist of terrifically asymmetrical, random sequences of random shapes. Also because of what Georges Bataille meant by: “I write the way a child cries: a child slowly relinquishes the reasons he has for being in tears.” Erik is a Written Backwards DARWA Voice Award-winner whose fiction appears in renowned places, such as Space & Time Magazine, Tales of the Unanticipated, Qualia Nous, and all three volumes of the award-winning Chiral Mad series. Erik is certain unreliable narrators don’t exist—only unreliable authors. He will prove his uncompromising reliability when his first book of short stories is published in 2017. Visit Erik at www.eriktjohnson.net—stalk him on Twitter @YES_TRESPASSING, curse him at your own risk, do other stuff when it suits you.
J. Daniel Stone is the pseudonym for a hotheaded Italian kid from NYC. He has been a menace to society since 1987 and has, at various times, prepared bodies for the morgue, broke up fights between gerbils and used fire to change the color of the carpet in his bedroom. These days he can be found terrorizing local book stores, art galleries and dive bars boasting about his two bastard children: The Absence of Light (2013) and Blood Kiss (2016). Somewhere, out there in the dark, one can find more of his illegitimate spawns telling imaginative stories from places like Grey Matter Press, Icarus: The Magazine of Gay Speculative Fiction, Blood Bound Books, Prime Books, Crowded Quarantine Publications and more. In 2016, readers selected his work to be featured in DREAD--THE VERY BEST OF GREY MATTER PRESS. Find him on Livejournal and Twitter @SolitarySpiral
Our I Can Taste the Blood Brothers John F.D. Taff,Josh Malerman, and Joe Schwartz will be there in spirit, only. Which is really pretty creepy when you think about it. So: Butter knife, table saw, cut the corpus callosum. There ya go!
About Night Time Logic Night Time Logic is an occasional reading series showcasing exceptional fiction of all kinds hosted by Daniel Braum https://bloodandstardust.wordpress.com author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales. Past guests have included Angela Slatter, Matthew Kressel, and Victor LaValle. More about the series can be found here: https://nighttimelogic.wordpress.com/
A combination of the Latin CRUFIXIO, which means "an ordeal, misery, etc." and the mixed etymology of FICTION, which developed from Latin roots into the Middle-English FICTIO, meaning "to invent, contrive, etc." CRUCIFICTION would therefore be something like THE WRITING OF IMAGINATIVE ORDEALS & MISERIES. (LITERARY simply means it doesn't suck and is bound to be misinterpreted)
Playing off "Crucifixion" is especially adept at capturing writing that can be equal parts realism and fantastic, which is my most frequent mode of fiction at the moment:
We know that it is historically accurate that many were literally crucified as a means of cruel and not unusual punishment/ execution throughout the ages. At the same time, one cannot help but associate "Crucifixion" with THE crucifixion of Christ on Golgotha-- This story being one of the most well-known FAIRY-TALES ever.
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