My story ‘Silver Horns’ published in Waxwing
The story started with a picture I saw in the New Yorker over two years ago. That magazine published a profile of Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth. With the article, they published a portrait of the singer showing her wearing a pair of gag costume horns.
I don’t know anything about Kim Gordon or Sonic Youth, except what I read in the profile, but the photograph held my attention. I found myself wondering what it would be like if a woman actually grew horns. That’s how this story arose.
It’s one of several stories I’ve written about artists and their process, and it was one of a series three novella-length stories I wrote in 2013-2014. Of those three, it’s the first one to be published.