Saturday, October 31, 2009

Calling all weblit-ers to the campfire...

This is going to be quick, because we are getting our costumes together, and all that. A knight and a butterfly fairy, thank you for asking. Thank you, Weblit-ers, I love all the weblit Hallowe'en fiction I have just found; but to be fair, I wish I had the time to read it all. I mean, it's Hallowe'en, and I just don't have time to Twitter or Google or Bing... so maybe I'll put on a mix tape of the "Monster Mash" or surf through channels or torrents until I can find "It's the Great Pumpkin" or something. Whatever.

And Christmas is coming up, and we need to start planning that too. And I am a Canadian, and that sort of a Canadian, so I can guarantee that, like every other Christmas, I will find myself preparing drinks or peeling potatoes or wrapping presents while listening to Stuart McClean reading "Dave Stuffs a Turkey" (okay, I'm not going to link to things, just Google if you have to).

But here is what I would like to be doing, this Christmas, or next Hallowe'en: listening to your lovely voices, Weblit-ers. Listening to your lovely voices. I think is a fantastic idea, and I cannot wait, but you know what? Your voices will not be heard over the singers; but what if, what if you got out a microphone and read your stories out loud, just two stories a year, a spooky one and a jolly one, and then curated them into an easily accessible podcast? For an hour or two, while I was mixing drinks or filling bowls with candy, I could take a moment with my family, around our campfire, and share your lovely voices and stories.

And I would love that.