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mgriffin:
I try not to bug everyone here too much about my fiction writing. I've had a handful of weird stories published in the past year or so, and more coming soon, and while some of my Hypnos-related friends have read and commented on them, I've mostly left that out of the Hypnos Forum... so far.

I think some of you might be interested in my story "The Lure of Devouring Light" which appeared in the April issue of Apex Magazine. For those of you unfamiliar with Apex, it's a prominent electronically published magazine which covers the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

"The Lure of Devouring Light" is a dark and strange tale that takes place in the lead-up to a performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's classical cycle, Licht. In the course of the story, there's a musical improvisation that may appeal to ambient music performers or listeners.

I realize this sort of thing won't appeal to everyone, but if it sounds interesting, you can read it for free on Apex's web site (they also sell ebook reader versions of each issue for $2.99) and let me know what you think, here or in the comments on the Apex web site.

http://www.apex-magazine.com/the-lure-of-devouring-light/



http://www.apex-magazine.com/the-lure-of-devouring-light/

hdibrell:
I just read it and really liked it. The music improv part was most enjoyable. I guess that comes partly from being a gear fanatic, but I did get pretty excited when the outboard gear was being described. The heck with the near sex, let's play with the gear some more.  ;)  Good job, Mike.

mgriffin:
Thanks again, Harry! (For those of you wondering what "again" means, Harry already commented on Facebook about my story).  It was fun to stick some electronic music making stuff into this story, especially since it will get a lot more attention than any of the stories I've published before.

APK:
Hey, shouldn't this post be in the Art and Literature section   ::)

Congrats on the publication Mike   8)

chris23:
Grats, Mike.

I enjoyed reading the story. I was quite taken by the description of Mészáros building loops, layering the sounds, and allowing(?) them to degenerate.  I don't know if it was intended, but there were some subtle parallels between that process and the way in which Mészáros manipulates or plays Lia.

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