Two Things You Should Know About

So, I am feeling sick again. Which means that roughly 98% of the month of February can be categorized as “sick time” for me.

Isn’t that just DELIGHTFUL.

But, as always, I have no shortage of things to say, so here we go.

1. My dear friend and former college roomie Harley May has had a short story published at Cast of Wonders. It’s completely amazing–funny and moving–and I’m not just saying that because I helped her revise it (because really, my input was so minimal I probably shouldn’t even mention it, but look, I did anyway).

Beautiful, hilarious Harley.

The story is called “My Boogie Man” and it’s a totally different twist on the traditional idea of the mysterious creature that allegedly hides in the closets of children. It’s just so genius, and if you want to see how great voice is done, you need to come read this story.

Go here if you’d like to check it out–you can either listen to the podcast, or–if you scroll down a bit–you can just read the text.

2. I recently reconnected with another high school friend of mine. We had her and her husband over for dinner.

Then we found out her husband is kind of a celebrity.

His name is Sanders Bohlke, and he’s a musician. I mean, like, an AMAZING musician.

Is this not the coolest picture ever?

His stuff reminds me of Ray LaMontagne meets Mat Kearney meets Dave Barnes, if any of those names mean anything to you. And if they don’t, for heaven’s sake, people, THEY SHOULD.

Just . . . just listen to this. Seriously. Take one minute, at least, and just listen. This is some of the most hauntingly beautiful music I’ve ever heard.

HE WAS AT MY HOUSE OMG.

(Sanders, if you’re reading this, Rob and I are seriously about to buy all your CDs and t-shirts and quit our jobs to become Sanders Bohlke Superfans. Hope that’s okay with you.)

Now, off you go, people. Go read Harley’s story and then go find Sanders on iTunes. I truly believe both of them will make your day brighter.

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8 thoughts on “Two Things You Should Know About

  1. Jessica says:

    I’m completely sold on the music. I’m definitely buying some of it and adding it to my writing playlist. It’s exactly the kind of music I love! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And, Ms. Harley May has really hit the ball out of the park with that story! I absolutely loved it and I’m so glad you linked to it!

    Geez, I don’t know which one I love more. They’re both amazing. The Literati has some amazing connections to very talented people! Also, I hope you feel better. Being sick so much lately has to be rough.

  2. Harley says:

    Oh my gosh! You are the sweetest thing ever. Your critique was so valuable. The story wouldn’t be what it is without you. Whoever said writing is a solitary job should be taken outside and tickled.

    And Sanders’ music is absolutely amazing. I can’t stop listening to it. Thanks for posting this, Anne.

    Love you and hope you feel better soon.

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