New Audio Project For the Holiday Season
It's been a busy month for me, which is why I haven't been posting anything lately. Between editing "The Pass", my long-distance collaboration with my old friend Rich Caminiti and recording and editing Helen's 2nd book in her "Forever Detective Series", it's been hectic for me. On top of all that, I have been working on a new short story for our other site:
"The Vampyre Blogs - Private Edition" (link: https://www.thevampyreblogs.com/)
The story will be a Christmas ghost story (an old English tradition), which I hope you will decide to check out when it is posted. (I promise to let you all know when that happens).
Finally, as the title of this entry indicates, I've also started a new audio project that I hope to post on YouTube in December. What is it? Well, I'll be reading Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol".
Now I suspect some of you are already thinking "Oh great... ANOTHER production of that old story." So why am I doing it? Simple, there have been many movies and animations done of course, but not a single one has ever been a complete rendition of the story. I always thought I knew the story myself for a very long time, until I actually got a copy of the book. There are many passages and even scenes that have been left out of a number of the incarnations that have been produced. If you mainly know the story from movies and animations, you'll no doubt have noticed certain versions include or leave out certain scenes between such as one old animation from 1970 has a horse-drawn hearse driving up the stairs inside Scrooge's home itself freaking him out. That always puzzled me until I read the story myself and found that it does happen.
There are also some impressive speeches by both Marley's ghost as well as the Ghost of Christmas Present that almost always get left out. Why does this happen? Well, we're talking television or the big screen where there are always time constraints so a number of things get left out or are filmed and then wind up on the cutting room floor.