Hi, thanks for checking out The Mexican Swimmer. Read the 6 page short-story here on Authors Den: http://goo.gl/GCh1MQ
About Producing the Audio Version
I've produced three full-cast audio-books with stars of the '60s such as Rod Taylor, Robert Culp, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn, David Hedison and Frank Sinatra Jr, with the running time of 3.5 hours each.
Now I feel like I'm 'going Hitchcock', by turning my 6 page short story The Mexican Swimmer into a ten minute, one actor audio-book in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock producing (with his own money) Psycho.
By that, I mean, Hitchcock going from a large scale production like North by Northwest to a low budget, 'lower class' (to the studio execs) black and white horror movie. Me, going from from 3.5 hr, full-cast with stars, audio-novels, to a short one actor, pulp-fiction story with the 'lower class' tagline of:
I'll use brothels to swim home.
Okay, I'm overdoing the comparison, but let me have my fantasy to give me the courage to publish the text and produce the audio version. But I'm really excited about it, because as Edgar Allen Poe said, "A short story should be short enough to read at one sitting, be a mood piece with every sentence contributing to the total effect, and should seem simple, but have lots of irony in it."
My story concerns a Mexican man that wants to emulate Burt Lancaster in The Swimmer. But instead of using rich people's pools to swim home, he sees a line of brothels between where he is and his home, so decides to swim home that way.
July 16th, 2014, I'll have a Mexican actor, with a Fernando Lamas sounding voice, perform the short story told in the first person, present tense. Then I'll make it a free text kindle with a free link to the audio-download.
However, before the audio is available, you can read it right here on Authors Den: http://goo.gl/GCh1MQ
Come back in August 2104, to hear the audio version free.