Until I’m ready to return to a monthly schedule, stories will be released every-other month.
I hope you understand…
A real book inspired “The Art of the Lumberjack.” That book? The Sport of Falconry.
According to the inscription, the book was given to me by my father on January 11, 1975.
This four-and-a-half minute episode is about how a book I’ve had for 41 years led to one of the best short stories I’ve ever written…
When Erik Nilsson has a minor heart attack and is told to take some forced time off of work to recuperate, he finally reads a book left to him by his father much earlier in life. What he finds hidden among the pages changes him forever…
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Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund
One year ago today, I posted “Gutterball” on this site.
This weekend, I will post the 14th short story, here — a new story entitled “The Art of the Lumberjack.”
I planned to write only a couple new stories in the first year of Not about Lumberjacks, but I ended up writing more. The list:
One can argue that “Pride of the Red Card” was also new — it’s a mostly fictional monologue based on a couple essays.
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I started Not about Lumberjacks because I’d drifted away from short fiction. Last year, I wrote more short fiction than planned because I left myself no other option.
I knew by starting this show that I’d have to do the work. So…
Thank you to everyone who’s listened to or shared the show with others. It’s not uncommon to put 20-40 hours into an episode, so it means so much to me that people enjoy what I’m doing.
Here’s to another year!
This time, I sit down and chat with Cynthia Griffith about recording an audio drama instead of a narrated work of prose.
It’s the longest episode of Behind the Cut, but it gives a good peek at the process behind putting an audio drama together.
And remember, in a few weeks it’s the next Not about Lumberjacks story. It was written for a special occasion: the one-year anniversary of the show!
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Story: Christopher Gronlund