Listen to my story, “Shepherd,” at A Story Most Queer

Back in 2017, I had a story published in Foglifter Journal called “Shepherd.” It is probably one of my most favorite things that I’ve written, because it has a dog in it and it’s inspired by this painting by Edward Hopper:

Cape Cod Evening, a painting by Edward Hopper, shows a collie standing in the middle of a field being beckoned by a man sitting on the front step of a house. A woman stands nearby with her arms crossed.

(Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art. I spent a lot of time standing in front of this painting one summer.)

Fast forward to last week, and the podcast A Story Most Queer released “Shepherd” as an audio story, read by Jordan Edwards. I think he does a lovely job. You can listen to it at the link below:

“Shepherd,” by Jeffrey Ricker, read by Jordan Edwards

As much as I love reading stories, I also love listening to them. It’s like being read to as a kid again. Another podcast I enjoy is called Escape Pod, and I really enjoyed one of their recent episodes, “A Hench Helps Her Villain, No Matter What.” Give it a listen.

In the meantime, I’m working on revising a novel and trying to publish a novella. More on that later. For now, I hope you’re doing well in this fraught and uncertain world.