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Over the years, I’ve accumulated a number of short stories. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to submit them to literary journals or put them up on my blog. But my recent discovery of and appreciation for zines led me to find the perfect solution of self-printing/self-publishing.
There are about five short stories from my collection I think I’d like to one by one turn into zines, not necessarily in the following order:
- “The Ink Drinker”
- “Bludgeoning The Walrus”
- “Robots Are a Girl’s Best Friend”
- “Ulysses in Hell”
- “Go Jump in the Lake”
Each zine will include cover art (illustrated by me, of course), a card stock cover, and will be hand-bound with awl, needle and thread.
I begin with “The Ink Drinker,” a dystopian story about a young girl who learns the truth about an outcast of society. This story is somewhat influenced by Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast and illustrations, possibly some Edgar Allan Poe and definitely some Edward Lear among other things.
I’ve always wanted to continue or expand upon this story (as a novel, graphic novel, or screenplay), but haven’t had the chance yet. So I thought I’d share it with all of you as it is now for the time being.
You can expect “The Ink Drinker” up on my store (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com) once it opens!!
Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas