Of all the stories I've had published, none have received a more vocal or visceral response than Hoosier Daddy (originally appearing in Beat to a Pulp: Round 1 edited by David Cranmer and Elaine Ash). I've read several reviews of that book that single it out as a low (or once or twice high) point. I'm proud of it - I think I've made one or two readers barf. It's the only story I've used reverse engineering for - that is, I had an ending and I needed a story to get there - because stories that hang on a sensational episode of plot aren't generally what I'm drawn to. Rather I tend to look for amazing characters who can't help but lead to something memorable plot-wise, but I had this moment... this terrible moment that would be the un-ignorable wake-up call to a fella that his relationship is doomed, if not over, and I had to then construct a character who I believed could end up in the awful predicament my guy Carl does.
Did I succeed? I dunno, but Caleb J. Ross apparently thinks so. Hoosier Daddy is included in my collection A F*ckload of Shorts and senor Ross has put together this helpful video review of the book, and included a really disgusting diagram of the awful scene. Thanks, CJR.
"Hoosier Daddy is the most twisted love story I've ever read. Wow." - Roger Smith
Twisted and wrong - Chris La Tray
Wins my I just threw up in my mouth a little bit award - Charles Gramlich
The kind of sex that would make Larry Flynt reconsider his position on the first amendment - Scott Phillips
Watch this video, then watch Paul von Stoetzel's short film based on my story Viscosity (also included in A F*ckload of Shorts) and tell me I don't have some serious issues.
Yeah, I laughed my ass off right through that scene in Killer Joe, too.