Putting together Cover Stories was one of the highlights in the last year. Sitting down and writing my ten stories over the summer was a definite plus, but seeing 90 other stories entering my inbox by the other writers was simply awesome.
My friend N. Pendleton, not content with writing only ten stories for the anthology, took euphiction and ran with it. Using the music of Nest, he created six euphictional pieces for his Museioncast series. On top of that, he added further restrictions:
I ended up listening to these stories on a bike ride about a month ago and it absolutely floored me. The music was great and Pendleton’s stories were incredible. The pieces work like haunted fairy tales, and in 500 words or less, manage to create entire worlds. Pendleton shows you just enough before closing the curtains, like a dream where you intuitively grasp the details beyond the outer edges you cannot see, and the listener is both disappointed and thankful; disappointed that the story is over, but thankful for not revealing the horror that waits around the next corner. I’ve listened to these stories three times now and each time I not only come away with something new, but I’m reminded yet again that N. Pendleton is truly a brilliant writer.