Sunday, October 03, 2010

Now I Am A Gazelle

If you missed my prancing, see here:

A couple of days ago, a guy at the store asked for something and as we walked back to get it he said, "Man, you must have been an athlete. You move like a gazelle!" Certainly the first time I've ever heard those words. And I'm quite confident that he wasn't hitting on me. If this keeps up, people will demand to see video of me walking around.

The magnificent Harlan Ellison says that he is dying: Which makes me a sad gazelle. You can listen to my open letter to Harlan Ellison on this subject here at the very beginning of the latest episode of StarShipSofa's Aural Delights:

If you want to read my latest published work, head over to Twitter where Grant Stone's embryonic fanzine, b0t, is tweeting my Twitter serial, CITY1. One part is being released each day in October. Look: If you're not familiar with Twitter, you'll have to read those posts (marked with the hashtag #CITY1) from the bottom up.


Wendy Wagner; said...

I'm so excited to hear about your serialized story! It will be exciting to read a Twitter tale. :)

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

Thank you! I hope it lives up to your excitement.

Elke said...

You have given some conflicting descriptions of yourself over these weeks & months. Now you're tantalizing us with your athletic build.

!@#$% I'm going to have to succumb and sign up with Twitter, it's just inevitable, isn't it? Oh, nevermind my contrariness, I can't wait for the next installment. Are Shara and the narrator torn apart for good?

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

I've been fat and dumpy from the waist up for most of my life, though I'm losing weight now for better health (Down 18 pounds in the last month). My legs are muscular from a lifetime of running around sales floors.

As for Shara and the narrator, you'll just have to wait and see. What kind of a storyteller would I be if I gave you the ending early?

Elke said...

Have you no fear? You're my hero. Congrats on the health-seeking. We want you around. But just do not tease me with how strong your thighs are.

No, certainly, don't spill the end of the story on my account, but do you refuse to make any sort of assurances that it will be all right?

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

Shara and the narrator both get squeezed between my muscular thighs. So it's a happy ending.

Elke said...

Okay, I tease you any chance available so that's probably fair, but did I not just ask you not to taunt me? Anyway, I'm liking the once-per-day-or-so installments. You're definitely in a rhythm and I'm shutting up now.