Monday, March 18, 2013


Obit, an anthology from Pure Slush is at the press-- I have a story in it.
Pure Slush has  created a book around the detailed obit of a fictitious New Yorker, Webster Murphy Allen (http://pureslush.webs.com/webstermurphyallen.htm). Submissions were invited around this theme, drawing from his life.
http://pureslush.webs.com/atasteofobit.htm

Other writers contributed stories about the same person, about different parts of this character's life, etc. They took incidents or ideas or traits or other characters mentioned in the obituary ... and sometimes their stories refuted them. Stories could be wholly about the obit's subject or maybe only in passing.
My story has my somewhat-big-city-India imprint, and I’m sure the tales of the other authors reflect their lives as well.
Can’t wait to see my copy.



3 comments:

norrbu said...

congrats di.

Beth said...

Sounds fascinating. Like something from the Oulipo Compendium. Congratulations! Will we be able to buy a copy? Please let me know. . .

icyHighs said...

That's a really interesting idea, and congratulations! I'm sure you must be very excited, do let me know when it's available in print.