Saturday, May 14, 2011

BEAT to a PULP #126: Nobody's Listening by Linda Schenck (Introduction from Charles Gramlich)

From Charles Gramlich:
"I’m in a critique group that calls itself the Inklings, after the British group of which J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis were members. Linda Schenck joined us about a year ago. She quickly became an integral member of our cast. Linda smiles sweetly when she calls herself an incurable romantic, and most of the work she’s shared has definitely had a strong romantic theme running through it. In fact, some members of the group began to typecast her as our resident romantic. Linda just smiled. Sweetly. Then one day she brought “Nobody’s Listening” to us. People’s mouths dropped open. And Linda just smiled. I think it was sweetly. I guess it shows that you can’t always trust a smile.

I knew this was going to be Linda’s first published story. And today it appears on BEAT to a PULP."