Last week, my dear wife and I left the cold comforts of northern Wisconsin to pay a visit to my editor Kate Jonez (and others) in the oppressive heat of Los Angeles. I knew I’d end up devouring a soul or two at some point, but I didn’t realize I’d be consuming hundreds of them over the course of our trip.
Below, you’ll find some photos I took at LACMA. A couple of them were… FORBIDDEN! A little guy – apparently a security worker – came up and demanded I not photograph a certain collection because they belonged to the So-And-So Family. Art belongs to the world, guys. After devouring the man’s tiny soul, I continued photographing. Two of them are shown below, but I mustn’t say which. Otherwise I risk assassination at the hands of the So-And-So Family.
We devoured souls up and down Melrose Avenue quite a bit. That’s such a neat area. Some of the souls are bitter, others are hollow shells of which one must devour several to fill one’s belly.
All in all, we had a wonderful time. We visited Venice Beach and ate fish tacos (and souls). We hit the Santa Monica Pier, where Route 66 ends (and soul eating begins). We went to the LA Zoo (yes, many animals also have souls!). Ooh, we even got to see Ender’s Game in IMAX. Amazing. Do yourself five favors and see Ender’s Game in IMAX.
We also did some Chuggie strategizing. Upon returning home, we did MORE Chuggie strategizing. Got some big plans in the works. We’ll see which ones come to fruition. It’s so super secret, though, I shouldn’t even be talking about it.
Oh, and lastly, I had a short story accepted for a Halloween Anthology. It’s called Horror Novel Reviews Presents: One Hellacious Halloween Volume 1. Snag it for your Kindle HERE. My story is called “Six On Halloween”. It’s about a little boy who turns 6 on Halloween. All of the stories are flash fiction, no longer than 1000 words.