DETOUR!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2011 by gregoryfrye

Dog in the Sand is currently on hiatus. In the meantime go here.

New Site

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2010 by gregoryfrye

The staff at Dog in the Sand have fled the office, most of them leaving behind death threats and dirty cubicles. I guess this is what happens when trying to pay employees in garden produce and movie rental coupons. For now check out this new site: http://gregoryfrye.wordpress.com.

Randolph Hayes (extremely rare interview Part 1)

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2010 by gregoryfrye

You’ve probably never heard of Randolph Hayes, and that’s just the way he likes it. After ten years of nagging, he finally agreed to sit down and do an interview with me during his recent trip to Greece. The interview didn’t go as expected, but with Hayes this is no surprise.

Gregory Frye: So, Randolph, what made you decide to do the interview finally?

Randolph Hayes: I’m still trying to figure out why you want to interview me.

GF: You agreed to be the ‘counterculture consultant’ for Dog in the Sand magazine. Can you describe what a counterculture consultant is?

RH: One time I went to the carnival dressed in my nicest three-piece suit, a little number I’d picked up at the local thrift store for five dollars. I went there dressed all nice because Iwanted to interview for a job. I wanted to tag along with the carnies and see the country. The manager and I ended up talking for five hours, and when I stepped out of his trailer we were in a different town. The next three months unfolded in a wreck of alcohol, psychotropic drug abuse, and a shotgun wedding with a midget snake charmer named Anna Belle Priestly. Anna Belle lost the baby within the first trimester and we got divorced. I came home with my tail between my legs, and my mother bought me a computer.

GF: When was this?

RH: By the time I got around to taking that computer to the pawnshop it was so outdated that I had to pay a little extra money for the electric organ I wanted. I still have that organ somewhere.

photo by Randolph Hayes

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Saint Elli

Posted in Poetry on May 27, 2010 by gregoryfrye

a new poem (w/photograph) by Dog in the Sand’s Gregory Frye. (Gees, is he the only writer DITS has!)

click the ‘more…’ button below to read the actual poem and to see the actual photograph. thank you.

and click the ‘about’ link for information about contributing to Dog in the Sand Magazine. thank you again. Continue reading

Fiction and Reality

Posted in Feature Articles on May 15, 2010 by gregoryfrye

For those who missed it the first time around when it was published over at 3:AM. (Special thanks to Susan Tomaselli for laying this out.)

Melding Fiction & Reality: The World of Mike Carey

By Gregory Frye.

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“Stories are the only thing worth dying for,” Mike Carey says, quoting the words of Count Ambrosio, one of the villains in his new Vertigo monthly comic book series The Unwritten, co-created with artist Peter Gross.

The line comes with the mention of the Greeks who fought at Troy, women burned as witches, the Rosenbergs, religious martyrs, and the millions who have fallen in every war since the beginning of time.

“[This notion] comes from a very strong feeling which I’ve always had – and just gets stronger as I get older – that we don’t live in the real world,” Carey says. “We think we do, but we live in narratives. We live in ideas about the world. The stories that we tell ourselves are the furniture of our lives, the furniture of our thoughts, the factors of our decisions.” Continue reading

Haunted Prosthetic Limb Rescued From the Dumpster Near the Produce Stand

Posted in fiction, flash fiction, News with tags , , on May 6, 2010 by gregoryfrye

Dog in the Sand’s Gregory Frye has had another piece published over at 3:AM Magazine. This time it’s flash fiction. YAY! Click here to read “Haunted Prosthetic Limb Rescued From the Dumpster Near the Produce Stand.”

Lane Watson article

Posted in Feature Articles with tags , , , on May 4, 2010 by gregoryfrye

The Ancient Sailor: from dilettante to monkhood cave writing

by Gregory Frye

Most people haven’t heard of writer Lane Watson yet, which is a good reason for you to check his website lanewatson.com as soon as you finish reading this article about him.  Actually check it now and come back here later!

Any work he publishes from here on out has been a long time coming and should not be taken lightly.

“I would say my relationship with creativity is love-hate. I absolutely hate it on a daily basis because it just tears into me. But when I do complete something, even when it’s sort of half-ass, it’s a joyful experience. It’s like a spiritual, orgasmic ascension,” Lane Watson says, his face reduced to a small box on my computer screen during a transatlantic video call. Continue reading

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