This ran a week or two ago, but I just got my contributor copies of “The Book of Locusts” in Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal. Really excited to have my story published here. Here’s the first paragraph of the story:
My story, “The Alligators’Gods,” (originally published by Indiana Review) was featured recently over at LitRagger. Here’s a sample from the story:
They had little alligators, dog-sized alligators, and big alligators. They tied them down across the hood of the truck, tied a few across the top. They draped rope over the sides and artfully knotted alligators into slings along the back fenders. Little ones were strung up behind the tires like mud-flaps, and one was even tied across the dash, its tail hanging out the window.
Link to the whole thing right here.
Spencer Dew over at decomP magazinE wrote an amazing review of Electricity and Other Dreams for the August issue. This might be my favorite one to date:
“To embody the fairytale, to crawl into that space, sticky with candy and blood, curl up fetus-like and light up a mentholated smoke… Or, to phrase it another way, to birth the fairytale into our own world, to scrape a gaff against its side and drag the whole thing out, wet and mewling, a weird marriage of worlds… This is what Hicks does, or both of these, a kind of monstrous stitching, back and forth.”
Man, now I just want to go read something by Dew!
You can find the full thing here: http://www.decompmagazine.com/electricity&otherdreams.htm
Thank you, Majesta Miles at Bookie Blog, for saying such kind things about Electricity and Other Dreams!
Love the mention of Bodcaw. I been there.
Congratulations to Ben Hoffman on winning the 2014 Nelson Algren Award in short fiction.
I’m really pleased to be included as one of four finalists. More information here.
Thanks to Locus Online for mentioning Electricity and Other Dreams as an entry of genre interest in the Frank O’Connor Award!