Stop and Hear the Roses
Oops. I think my metaphors have synesthesia.
The point is, I’ve uploaded four mp3 files this morning–about a half hour of Slow Road Home–the first, perhaps, of more. I decided not to edit or abridge, at least not yet, and just put up the beginning of the book, just the way it came out when I read it (on seven different dates) at WVTF back last September.
It’s certainly not polished, and like the book, not a pot-boiler. You might think of listening with your eyes closed. Or you could look at the banner image above; if you hit “refresh” or the F5 button on your keyboard, you’ll see 17 different images there that may help “place you” in the story. I’ll be thinking about where–if anywhere–to go from this first sampling.
Hmmm. If I could link my photographs and have them fade in and out as the narrative moves along, now that would be an interesting multi-media experience of Goose Creek. Something maybe like a custom arranged Flickr slide show. Here’s a non-customized slide show of my recent-to-less-recent images if you want to keep your eyes open.
Let me hear your thoughts. (There’s a permanent link to the audio page now in the left sidebar under “Fred’s Galleries”)
Go here to the Slow Road Home audio page to listen.