Terrance Lindall's Latest Report from New York and Other Hurricane Reports . . .
The avant-garde postmodern surrealist artist Terrance Lindall, who's illustrating my story, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, arguably a novella at over 20,000 words, has a new video on YouTube, where he notes:
A writer tries to tell the horrifying tale of how he sold his soul to the Devil for a bottle of beer that never runs dry, as he awaits with growing terror his fate!In his email informing me of the video, he added:
We are in the midst of a major hurricane. I wanted to start on the next version of BBB but was stranded . . .This was posted just minutes before the Frankenstorm "Sandy" sent an estimated 15-foot wall of water into New York, so I hope he's surviving . . .
There's some of that water rushing into a New York Subway about three hours after Terrance went offline. Rather different from the peaceful scene supplied by Carter Kaplan from a place further west, away from the storm, the photo of a little girl dressed up in Halloween trick-or-treatery and holding a book with the short story version of "Bottomless Bottle" that will soon appear for sale, or so says Kaplan.
That appears to be the actual anthology, so publication can't be far behind -- some time in November, I reckon. But I'm also looking ahead to the novella version, which will reach upwards of 100 pages when combined with Lindall's illustrations, and I'm inferring that he has a date around March in mind, given the fascinating 'trailer' he's posted at YouTube, which announces March 2013, though that might be Lindall's tricksterist joke, but click on that link and see what you think of Lindall's antics as he mimes reading my story for artistic inspiration. First, however, he has to pull through the storm, which has left scenes like this:
Obviously from several hours after that other photo of water gushing into the NYC subway system. Outside was even worse:
Power is out in much of the City, as this photo by Alana Newhouse reveals:
I know readers can find photos on their own, so I won't post more, but just say that I know New Yorkers will make it, so the City will, too.
Meanwhile, keep Terrance Lindall in your thoughts, also my friend Malcolm Pollack, and any New Yorkers you might know.