Tina Connolly, a very talented writer and narrator, has begun a “year project” called “Toasted Cake” wherein she is podcasting a flash piece every week.  Her first offering is Caroline Yoachim’s “Pageant Girls,” and Tina’s interpretation is dead on (I say, having been forced to watch “Toddlers and Tiaras” by my sadistic children.

This week’s “Toasted Cake” podcast is “The Ballad of Delphinium Blue,” a story of mine first published in Sybil’s Garage.  And there is a ballad in it, and Tina sings it! SINGS IT!

Speaking of Tina goodness, both of us have short plays in The Pulp Sampler, which is The Pulp Stage’s offering for Fertile Ground, a festival of new plays in Portland, Oregon (mine is a short story adapted by director Brian Allard).  This year Pulp Sampler premiered this past Saturday and has one more performance this Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 pm.