Kevin Sampsell’s soon-to-be-released collection of new fictions from Chiasmus Press, Creamy Bullets, is available for pre-order now on Powells.com. And while you’re there, be sure to read his essay “The Tribulations of a Marquee Changer.” Here’s a quick snippet:
Quite possibly the worst job at Powell’s is changing the marquee. I’m not one to complain usually but each time I go out there to change it, something horrible and life-threatening happens.I’m not one to complain usually but each time I go out there to change it, something horrible and life-threatening happens. You see, our marquee is old. And dirty. And the gutters where the letters are supposed to sit are often warped or totally broken. I’m lucky if I can fit more than a couple words on each line. It’s like writing haiku, but with less syllables.