It’s that time again! Amazing how fast the time flies, but once more, it’s time for another Culture Consumption. As always, I’ll post a list of what I’ve read/watched over the past month, and in some cases, provide some commentary. If there’s anything you’re interested in or curious about, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments, and I’ll be happy to talk further!
August was actually quite productive. Some of it is due to vacation, and the time I spent in the airport and on the plane reading, but I also spent a few weekends where I said f*** it to the dishes and sat down and read like a fiend. Also, good shows too!
For this week, I decided to do something a little different. Partially because Hugo voting is over, and partially because I haven’t had time to read any new shorts in a while (everything you’ve been reading the last month has been scheduled out weeks in advance). But fortunately for me and this column, author Lane Robins shared the below story on her Facebook, so I took a few moments to read it and get appropriately chilled and creeped out.
“Dear Owner of This 1972 Ford Crew Cab Pickup” by Desirina Boskovich was published in the August 2014 issue of Nightmare Magazine and you can read it in its entirety for free on their site. I’ve never read Boskovich before, and honestly, I don’t follow the horror genre all that closely, but after reading this story, I realize I should be paying more attention to this site! Click the link to read this story at Nightmare and see if you don’t agree with me!