Happy day! The newest story in the CCLaP series TwitLit, Josh Spilker's "Angels," starts over at Twitter in just a few minutes. Here's Josh's bio, for those who'd like to know a little more about him:
Josh Spilker is a journalist living in North Carolina and manages Deckfight.com, an indie rock & lit blog. He's also in the last throes of a graduate thesis on Danielewski's House of Leaves and Cortazar's Hopscotch.
Wow, a graduate thesis on House of Leaves? I can't even imagine! I also asked Josh if he might share a few thoughts on the story itself; here's what he had to say...
"My parents live in Florida and I've taken a few walks near their neighborhood where there is a plethora of manatee, dolphin and other assorted sculptured mailboxes. I always want to punch them or knock them down or just scream that 'manatees don't care about your mail' but I don't have the heart."
To read the live version of the story as it's being serially published, simply "follow" CCLaP's account at your own over at Twitter (twitter.com/cclapcenter); the thirty chapters of the story will be published hourly over the next three days, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chicago time (or, er, 1 to 10 p.m. today, since I got a late start), or 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. GMT. (And don't worry about missing a few updates -- TwitLit stories are designed specifically so that one doesn't have to read every chapter in order to not be lost.) For those who don't want to bother with Twitter, don't forget that a downloadable high-quality PDF poster version of the entire story will be available here starting this Friday, over at the website's main TwitLit page (cclapcenter.com/twitlit). And don't forget, both Josh and I would love to hear your feedback about this experiment; you can do so as a comment to this blog post, over at the CCLaP Facebook group, or directly at Twitter by adding "@cclapcenter" to your tweet. Enjoy!