Prelude To A Scream - Episode 16
"But Once A Year" is a dark humour tale about an old man whose best friend returns in the wee hours of All Hallows Day, not to reveal the mystical wonders of the afterlife, but to bum a cigarette and perhaps a beer off of his old friend.
This podcast contains the full story as well as Mark discussing the inspiration behind the creation of the tale as well as a bit about the writing and submission process (specifically, about the importance of doing market research when submitting a story, and trying to match the right story with the right editor/market)
- Crossroads - an "archive" site for the magazine hosted by author John Everson
- Terminal Fright - Internet Speculative Fiction Database listing for this magazine.
- Kevin MacLeod - the brilliant composer of "Noir Mild Tension" which is used in this podcast.
- Mark Leslie's Website
- Mark Leslie's Blog
- One Hand Screaming (A book that contains a print version of the story) (Chapters/Indigo) (Amazon) (Smashwords ebook edition, KoboBooks, Sony, Diesel)
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