June 15th, 2010

Snow White

Audio: “Sol Asleep”

This month’s audio offering is over at Apex Magazine — my reading of Naomi Libicki’s “Sol Asleep.” It’s a far-future tale of a young girl’s…well…insomnia. Among other things.

I love doing these podcasts. I love the challenge. I love pushing myself to try new things. And I love the honor of performing really great material. Jason’s just sent me my next reading gig, and let me tell you: I’m going to have a LOT of fun with this one!

Stay tuned…

Originally published at AletheaKontis.com. You can comment here or there.

Snow White

For My Mother, On Her Birthday

An Ode to Motherhood
To a mom who cooks and cleans
And washes all my favorite jeans
The last time that you left a spot
Very happy I was NOT!
But where a spot you did not miss
Turns out another called a kiss
Life ain’t that easy, you see
I guess that’s why you’re stuck with me.
(And I still love ya, Mom!)

~Alethea Kontis, Age 10
June 1986

Originally published at AletheaKontis.com. You can comment here or there.