The story starts with James Earl King II, Dr. Brad Overstreet, and Sam Pelling Bound, three of the original characters of Meta-Brooklyn, doing their thing in…wait for it…Red Hook. But in their Brooklyn, that’s where weirdest, pulpiest stories are known to migrate. It’s a dangerous place to go if your only defense is your thesis and your wits, dulled by years of grinding academia. It’s downright lethal. Murders happen there.
I first mentioned the idea to Phenderson D Clark who thought it was hilarious and was all in. Then more Kaleidocast authors joined. Ted Rabinowitz, Brad Parks, Daniel Freedman, Marcy Arlin, Jessica Plumbley, Barbara Krasnoff, Evan Berkow, Mike Allen, Carlos Hernandez, S.A. Chakraborty, and Lilah Wild. Then I reached out to Fran Wilde and Cat Valente to throw so honey and marmalade in the bbq. Aaaaand just because we love you guys, I asked C.S.E. Cooney to do the audio book.
The authors were only constrained by one rule: Somewhere in their section, they had to write, “And then the murders began.”
The goal was simply to have fun and create something ridiculous with friends that would find value and a home in the mind space and digital libraries of you, our valued backers. But as you’re about to find out, it became more than that. The authors began to one-up each other, an a curve ball competition. Yet, somehow it all came together. While the story started in Red Hook, it leaves our world far, far behind. I know you’ll enjoy the weirdness just as much as I did. This version of the story is divided into three parts. Guess which authors wrote each part of the story correctly to win chibi stickers of Season 2 authors.
The Kaleidocast is all about merging authors and artists, writers and readers, peoples and ideas. This was a labor of love and we thank you for coming along with us for Kaleidocast: Season 2.
Sit back and enjoy the ever-changing view. This is going to be a wild ride.