In light of my recent reading of the Vonnegut biography, I have purchased a few Vonnegut goodies from the good folk at Avid Reader. The first being a collation of 90second WNYC public radio grabs in which Mr Vonnegut is temporarily sent to the afterlife (and, importantly brought back) in order to conduct a series of choice interviews about life and death.
It also gives me the opportunity to raise an issue that has been bothering me for some time. I have a growing library of short fiction anthologies and magazines which will be aired over time. But how do I do them justice in this space?
Would love if you could make suggestions in the comments but for now, here is what I have come up with.
Characters: Kurt Vonnegut, Dr Kervorkian, Lethal Injection Facility (Huntsville, Texas), Adolf Hitler, Sir Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, Kilgore Trout, Isaac Asmirov and so on.
Tone: Conversational, first person, intimate.
Quintessence: I asked this heroic pet lover how it felt to have died for a schnauzer named Teddy. Salvador Biagini was philosophical. He said it sure as heck beat dying for absolutely nothing in the Viet Nam War.