Working on the cover for Bones, or COLB, I became inspired. I’ve been thinking about this book for years, recently, however, several of my published stories became unavailable online, and I decided they need a home at The Starlight Deluxe. Of all my many webpage incarnations over the years, “Midnight at The Starlight Deluxe” was my favorite. So, that’s what I’m going to be knocking around on going into this Spring. Webzine publishing is a truly fantastic medium, I love it, but webzines don’t always manage to make it over the long haul. Besides, I like seeing my stories in a nice book.
From that old webpage…“The side street, crossroads, the dark alley, the midnight movie, the B-movie, the ghost town, the diner where all of the survivors are holed up, the diner where the lovers meet, the place where the UFO was last seen or crashed, the weird roadside whatever it is, the jukebox that comes on and plays seemingly by itself, all the things that don’t quite fit anywhere else, and possibly don’t look like they quite add up, and yet they do, perfectly, over and over again.
The pods are in the basement, the shadow on the wall isn’t a shadow, that broken clock is keeping perfect time somewhere, Bigfoot might stop in, it is the best coffee in town, not to mention the burgers, Kolchak, Mulder, and Sam and Dean, would feel at home. The Weekly World News is the local paper. But you, you’re not from around here, are you, stranger?
No matter what the sign says, there are always rooms available, and even in the middle of the day, it’s Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe.
Otherwise, things might be so terribly dull, don’t you think?”
I’m excited about this one, this will be a fun project. Thinking, Noir-ish. That said, I’m going to go watch some old Noir movie or another, or maybe the original version of “The Wolfman”, or possibly “Diabolique”.