14 December 2010

Icarus on the Lonesome Road

News from Lethe Press that the new issue of Icarus is almost ready. It includes a new story of mine, "Lonesome Road", which I think they quite aptly describe as "almost a literary version of hauntology, a different kind of ghost story -- postmodern, but chilling all the same."

The same issue includes an interview with THE ... Sodomite Hal Duncan, plus stories by Sunny Morvaine and Alejandro Omidsalar. And more! Single copies will be available for purchase via this link, and subscriptions are available here.

Elements of "Lonesome Road" were inspired by one of my favorite recordings, Sam Collins singing "Lonesome Road Blues", available freely and legally via Archive.org:


  1. Congrats on the story, Matt.

    Jeff Ford

  2. I was catching up on my stack of Icarus today and just finished your story, "Lonesome Road." It was a beautifully written piece and I enjoyed the twist at the end very much.

  3. Thanks for the kind words, Vincent -- it was a hard story to find the right audience for because of that ending, but Icarus allowed it to find the right readers, it seems, and I'm grateful to you all!