The very awesome and talented Dustin Grella animated the winning story of this year's Hint Fiction Contest. In case you missed it, here's the story:

AT THE SEASHORE by Monica Wang

After the accident that summer, he stopped listening to seashells. The ocean was bad enough—what it told him to do was worse.

Now here's the animation.


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Thoughts On Salinger

I am not what you would call a J.D. Salinger fan. I was late coming to The Catcher in the Rye, not having had to read it in high school. In fact, I finally read it about a year or two ago, and found it just meh. I can understand why it was such a big deal back in the day, but nowadays it seems almost tame. I have a copy of Nine Stories on my bookshelf that I plan to read at some point, and maybe I'll appreciate that book more, but who knows. Still, the mystery surrounding the man himself is fascinating, and I'll definitely be checking out this documentary.


About That Odd Thomas Movie

I didn't know it existed either, and I usually keep up with such things, especially as I'm a big fan of the Odd Thomas books. Yes, some of the books are better than others, but they're all very enjoyable, and the fact that there's a movie is fascinating. Stephen King has had almost all of his books and stories turned into movies at one point or another, and some of those are made by major studios, while others are made for TV. As for Koontz? His track record isn't as solid, which is strange, because he's produced some really great books. Anyway, just the other day I caught wind that there was an Odd Thomas movie, and that the movie itself was apparently already made, but that it might never see the light of day. Shame, too, because I managed to track down the trailer, and the movie looks top notch. Check it out.