Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Building an Elephant by Sean Ferrell

For a taste of how amazing Sean Ferrell's writing is, take a look at his short story Building An Elephant on the Adirondack Review site.

This story won the Fulton Prize for short fiction in 2007, and we were darn pleased to co-host a reading for Sean and the other finalists at the General Society Library.

And don't I look all clever and such with that line "you'll be hearing more about him!"

Ya baby indeed!!!

13 comments:

morphine-moniza said...

oh oh creepy little story. But very very good.

Venus Vaughn said...

I read an editor note the other day on one of the qualities of good writing.

He advocated using words with laser precision. "Spare and precise" was his mantra. That's what Ferrell's story was.

And it was very good.

Laura said...

Loved it. The line when the water buffalo is first introduced made me laugh out loud.

Eric said...

I agree, this is a weird but really good story.

JES said...

D*mn. One of those stories that make me almost hate the author because I'm not him, and his story isn't mine. (This is a GOOD thing.)

Thanks for giving us the link!

fatcaster said...

I like it! I like it! But . . .
eighteen-wheeler is hyphenated. :)

lindacassidylewis said...

I'm with JES. Excellent writing!

Steve Stubbs said...

Well, that makes me feel better. The neighbors all think I am weird for having a rhinoceros in the yard. I tell them I am much better guarded than they with their little pit bulls, mean and feral though those animals may be. A pit bull can be bought off. Burglars and vandals will throw meat to a pit bull to get it to look the other way.

NOBODY messes with my rhinoceros.

Sean Ferrell said...

Many thanks for the nice comments. Greatly appreciated.
-Sean

Cicily Janus said...

VERY VERY VERY good. Man, this inspires the hell out of me.

Marie Devers said...

Great story. Like JES, I am jealous--in a good way.

Does Numb include the same mix of realism and, uh, unrealism?

Leif: A Voyage said...

Please pardon my language.

But Fucking Mother Of God WOW!

Sharla said...

Wow. Really bizarre and slightly disturbing, but wow. It was like "Tooltime with Tim-The-Toolman-Taylor" trying to outdo the Christmas lights...mixed with "Jumanji".

Very cool!