Michael Cunningham is the author of The Hours, among other novels. Amber Sparks is the author of And I Do Not Forgive You, The Unfinished World and Other Stories, and the short story collection, May We Shed These Human Bodies. Kirsten Reneau is a writer living in New Orleans.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short, but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Myths and monstrosities, loggers and legends. This episode comes with three pieces on being both less-than (and more-than) that blur magic and reality.
Our first piece is an incantation for the average folk, the ones who don’t attract curses. Or do they? Written by Michael Cunningham and featured in his collection titled A Wild Swan from Macmillan, it’s called “Dis.Enchantment.” Enjoy.
Michael Cunningham is the author of The Hours, among other novels.
Things look a little different when you’re taller than the tree line. Our second piece, “The Monstrous Sadness of Mythical Creatures,” was written by Amber Sparks and published in matchbook lit. Enjoy.
Amber Sparks is the author of And I Do Not Forgive You, The Unfinished World and Other Stories, and the short story collection, May We Shed These Human Bodies. You can find her on Twitter at @ambernoelle or on her website at ambernoellesparks.com.
Our third piece holds so much, and asks to be held. Written by Kirsten Reneau and published in No Contact, it’s called “What I Think King Kong is About, Never Having Seen King Kong.” Whether or not you’ve seen King Kong, enjoy.
Kirsten Reneau is a writer living in New Orleans, whose work has been published in a variety of placed and nominated for the occasional award, including Best of the Net and Best Microfiction, as was the case with this piece. You can find her on social media at @reneauglow, or on her website at kirstenreneau.com.
That is our show everybody, thank you so much for listening. This episode was edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by me, Drew Hawkins. Our theme song is by Matt Ordes. MayMay Kaufman runs our social media.
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