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Day 3 of the 7 Days of Halloween 2006, with the Australian Horror Writers Association

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With horror writer Gary Kemble reading his short story “Feast or Famine”


“Foreign correspondents Don and Rick are lured up Sikaram mountain, deep in Afghanistan’s badlands, by the promise of an exclusive interview with one of the nation’s most feared warlords. When an avalanche traps the two men in a bunker, their gruesome fight for survival begins.”

Welcome to day 3 of the 7 days of Halloween 2006. Today Gary Kemble reads his short story “Feast or Famine.” After the reading, Gary joins us for a talk about writing.

Gary Kemble has been published in Borderlands, Shadowed Realms, The Specusphere, Espresso Fiction, Ripples, The Devil in Brisbane (anthology), Cafe Doom, Dark Tales, and London at Dawn (anthology). He lives in Brisbane, Queensland, with his wife and son.

Interviewee: Gary Kemble
Host: Paula B
Music: “Shadows without Substance” by Mark Taylor
Date: October 27, 2006
Running time: 55:34 minutes
File size: 54 megabytes
Rating: R
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2 Responses to “Podcast: Day 3 of the 7 Days of Halloween 2006, with the Australian Horror Writers Association”

  1. JTennant Says:

    Your short story was so much fun to listen to, and so creepy! I loved it, but more than that I especially liked listening to your interview afterwards. There was one thing you said that really resonated with me, because it’s been a concern of mine as well. You said that someone in, I believe, your writing group, commented some writing you’d submitted was almost “too polished.”
    I’ve had that concern myself at times, that while editing my work I was actually polishing the life right out of it. Then someone told me that little imperfections are a part of the writer’s voice and shouldn’t be overly discouraged. Once I kept that in mind, I stopped worrying so much about the structure of every sentence and let the writing flow, and I think my own writing has become better for it.
    I’m eager to see (or hear) more of your work.

  2. Administrator Says:

    Hi, Jean,

    Thanks so much for your comment on Gary’s show. I’ve forwarded it to him.

    When you say “polished,” what exactly are you referring to?

    Paula B.