Monday, March 7, 2011

What's It All About, Johnny Bone?

I claim to like Southern Gothic. You know, that whole Flannery O'Connor/Carson McCullers vibe. But my vision is a little different from theirs.

Classic Southern Gothic requires a religious zealot or a sexually repressed hillbilly to run amok in a mid-sized southern city. (Hey, what do you expect - country folks loose in the big city.)

I tried my hand at a few short stories. In What's It All About, Johnny Bone?, the hillbillies have only a scatological notion of religion, are sexually advanced and run amok in a honkytonk.

See the difference?

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