My first short story collection is dropping this summer. God Is Wearing Black is not a themed collection, but it’s not a randomly curated “hit parade” either. Going for vibes here, arranging the table of contents like the track list on an album. Each story weaves between lanes of surreal horror and slice of life. Here’s the track list:
Trap House Buddha: The Oral Biography of Tony Takeguchi
God Is Wearing Black
Daddy’s In a Snuff Film
The Adventures of Naked Man
Flesh and Blood
The Snowy Graves of Camp Bragg
A handful of these are original to this collection, and most of the reprints have been remixed in some way - whether expanded, altered, or chopped and screwed - so it’s mostly fresh shit even if you have been reading my work for the past decade. There’s been a ton of demand for a reprinting of Hurricane Season since the limited drop ran out so fast, so that’s in here as well, though it’ll never drop again as a standalone. Those 200 copies remain rare artifacts.
God Is Wearing Black drops this summer on Broken River.
Speaking of collections…
I recently narrated Max Booth III’s Abnormal Statistics, which is available now on LibroFM and dropping soon on all the other audiobook platforms. This collection fucked me up. It’s got a pitch black sense of humor but it’s also full of dread and heartache, though never without some kind of oddball optimism. Max has a wild imagination and pulls no punches. It was refreshing reading something so new that didn’t feel like the author was worried one way or the other about the audience. It’s too raw, and in an age where a lot of authors have trouble disappearing from their own stories and allowing the reader to get lost, this collection feels like a trunk full of stories that weren’t intended to be read, which adds to the grim vibe running throughout. It was a joy to narrate even though a lot of it made me sick.
Speaking of audiobooks, I mentioned on the last stack that I’d drop some links of projects I’ve narrated here. This is just a sample platter:
God’s Leftovers by Grant Wamack
Sing, Behemoth, Sing by KE Wolfe
Donald Goines by Calvin Westra
Voidheads by Chris Kelso (free on YouTube)
By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends by J. David Osborne (free on podcast platforms)
Glossolalia by E Rathke
Agreement with Pirates by Jessie Reed
A Golden Pen by Mark and Grace Sias
Tie Him Up and Train Him Hard by Charlie Quinn (after this week, I’ll have narrated every book in the Femdom Training Center series… apparently, ya boy has the voice for erotica)
Mindset Awareness: Mental Toughness for Young Athletes by MKBJ Synonymous
There’s more out there if you search, or that’s yet to drop. Working on some real bangers at the moment and for those who care about such things, I’m working in a soundproof studio and professionally mastering everything unless a lo-fi aesthetic is requested. I jumped into the first few gigs bringing full performance with little regard for “sound quality,” but I’ve quickly grown from that since voice acting and narrating became my full-time thing (I still personally like the lo-fi texture of rough recordings, but I’ll save the experimental noise approach for my personal projects).
That seems like enough for one stack. Til next time, be easy.
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Excited for that short story collection!