Have you ever noticed a patch of ground where nothing ever seems to grow? My teen characters, Howie and Frank, encounter such a place in my creepy new short story, "The Grave of Mario Bandini." The inspiration for "The Grave of Mario Bandini" came from my friends Donna and Jon. When I was eleven or twelve years old, Donna speculated that a patch of wet earth (where nothing grew) near the local mortuary was really quicksand. In 2009, Jon Cory (author of "A Plague of Scoundrels") suggested I write a short story about a patch of soil where nothing grows. I recalled what Donna had told me many years ago.
To listen to my 30-minute story (for free!) go to my podcasting site:http://laurelannehill.libsyn.com/index.php?post_year=2010&post_month=02. This story also is available on iTunes. Please note that "The Grave of Mario Bandini" contains some profanity.
Laurel Anne Hill (author of "Heroes Arise," http://www.laurelannehill.com)
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