Apostrophe Cast is a bi-weekly online reading series of all things literary. Every other Wednesday night, we offer a new reading or performance from another contributor. Our readings include creative writers from all genres, including fiction, poetry, songs and nonfiction.
Welcome to Apostrophe Cast. This episode we bring you a reading from Sasha Fletcher's novella, When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets & We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will Be Upstairs in the Clouds, available from Mud Luscious Press. In antiquity, Apocalypses were a thriving genre. Their creation has revived in our own time as never before, but Sasha Fletcher's verve for celebrating the absurdity of an existence we can't fully explain in the face of an oblivion we can't explain at all is less a call to repentance than a cause for celebration itself. Please enjoy, Sasha Fletcher.
Welcome to Apostrophe Cast. This episode we bring you a reading from David Peak's unpublished novel, The River Through the Trees. Good fiction makes strange places seem familiar and familiar places seem strange; it forces us to empathize with enemies, and reexamine our friends; it allows us to consider the unthinkable, and understand the inscrutable. David Peak's reading does all this and more. Please enjoy David Peak.
This episode Apostrophe Cast is pleased to give you a peak at D.W. Lichtenberg's germinating novel, Time Flies in Ways. In this excerpt, D.W. Lichtenberg is a kind of reluctant hypnotist -- reluctant because he is just trying to tell you the truth, and he can't help that it is so easy to hypnotize you. He just can't help it. His words just keep flowing and flowing. He just keeps telling you the truth, and you keep listening and listening. And before you know it, he's got you, and you are enjoying, D.W. Lichtenberg.
Welcome to Apostrophe Cast. This episode Heather Cousins opens the cellar door and ushers us down into the potato room. With a deceptive clarity, Cousins' voice leads us deeper and deeper into the darkness with meticulous details, like "practical, good girl underwear." But soon, we are lost under the surface of this bright, normal world in places where light, no matter how bright, cannot make the way forward clear. Mercifully, Cousins provides us with new eyes to see this world, like "two fat pearls." Please enjoy Heather Cousins reading from her debut collection, . Something in the Potato Room, available from Kore Press.
This episode we bring you the melancholy music of Erika Moya. Painted in breaths measured out like brushstrokes, Moya's images build rich and lonely dwellings in a landscape where it often rains, beautiful lovers are drowning in the distance, and there is more moonlight than sunlight. The listener may want to console Ms. Moya, but we must be grateful that in quiet moments of sometimes difficult observation she has found splendours. Please enjoy Erika Moya.