Myths and Monstrosities: Readings by Michael Cunningham, Amber Sparks, and Kirsten Reneau
From Micro, a Podcast for Short But Powerful Writing
Micro is a podcast for short but powerful writing. Each episode features a few short pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry read by the author.
Myths and monstrosities, loggers and legends. This episode comes with three pieces that blur magic and reality about being both less-than and more-than.
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Our first piece is an incantation for the average folk, the ones who don’t attract curses. Or do they? Written by Michael Cunningham and featured in his collection titled A Wild Swan from Macmillan, it’s called “Dis.Enchantment.”
Things look a little different when you’re taller than the tree line. Our second piece, “The Monstrous Sadness of Mythical Creatures,” was written by Amber Sparks and published in matchbook lit.
Our third piece holds so much, and asks to be held. Written by Kirsten Reneau and published in No Contact, it’s called “What I Think King Kong is About, Never Having Seen King Kong.” Whether or not you’ve seen King Kong, enjoy.
Micro is edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by Drew Hawkins. Theme song is by Matt Ordes. Follow the show on Twitter at @podcastmicro.
Michael Cunningham is the author of The Hours, among other novels.
Amber Sparks is the author of And I Do Not Forgive You, The Unfinished World and Other Stories, and the short story collection May We Shed These Human Bodies. You can find her on Twitter at @ambernoelle or on her website at ambernoellesparks.com.
Kirsten Reneau is a writer living in New Orleans, whose work has been published in a variety of placed and nominated for the occasional award, including Best of the Net and Best Microfiction, as was the case with this piece. You can find her on social media at @reneauglow, or on her website at kirstenreneau.com.