It was an unqualified success! Spillers № 1 is in the books, and we couldn’t be happier with how the thing turned out.
We read our own original short stories and four additional local authors followed suit, offering up their best prose. The lineup was as follows:
Troy Darling — “Deke’s Prize”
Taylor Laura Jablonowski — “Clumsy, Unsure, Mildly Repulsed”
Robert Hoekman Jr — “Paint, Sandpaper, Futility”
Penelope Padmore — “The Blue Cheese Incident”
Brian Dunn — “Spit Take”
Paul Mosier — “Trip or Treat”
The lounge at Crescent Ballroom in beautiful downtown Phoenix, Arizona hosted the event, and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue.
Organizing anything with more than a few moving parts can be tricky, but the end resulting was incredibly rewarding. Thanks to the talented authors who participated and everyone who helped out.
If you were in the crowd, we sincerely thank you for supporting original short fiction in Phoenix. Who knows, this might become a regular thing.