The funny but sad tale of Chicago's lovable mascot, Lenny the Lobster, hits the Internet February 23rd at WordPlaySound.com, a new monthly Chicago magazine.
"The Six-Foot Lobster" by American writer Doug Shiloh will appear for the first time in audio format. The 9-minute story, an excerpt from Shiloh's novel "Pookoo", is about an unemployed office worker who takes a restaurant mascot job in Chicago's famed Loop. The audio version will be available from http://www.wordplaysound.com, or from the literary magazine's RSS feeds or as a free download podcast at iTunes.
"I'm excited that the story will have its audio debut at WordPlaySound.com,"
To prepare for the writing of the novel, Shiloh was a professional mascot for one year with the Old Country Buffet. "Lenny is not very professional (at first), and what he does with his behavior is for the sake of the story," Shiloh said. "I was proud to be thoroughly professional and to follow the mascot's true code of ethics."
Shiloh has been busy: his story "The Paparazzo" was just published in January at http://zouchmagazine.com/
The February 23rd issue of WordPlaySound.com will feature audio pieces by Shiloh, Zach Dodson, Lindsay Hunter, and B.J. Hollars. Editor Ryan Singleton will also contribute a piece of creative nonfiction.
The stories will appear at the web site, http://www.wordplaysound.com, as well as through RSS feeds, or free pod casts at iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/
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