El Dentisto que Corta
by M.C. Norris
In lieu of an excerpt, we shall regale you with some correspondence between the author and Pseudopod’s chief editor.
From Mike Norris’s cover letter: I learned of an extraordinary occupation, wherein an ordinary Joe, toting only a bible and a pistol, could legally cross the southern border under the licenses of the U.S. physicians that accompanied him to perform free roadside surgical procedures right in the back of his van. I managed to track down one of these medical coyotes, and I wrangled an interview out of him, explaining that I was a writer interested in publishing a story about his fascinating mission. That much was true … If I’m to be damned for a story I’ve written, “El Dentisto que Corta” will be my one-way ticket to Hell.
Ben’s response: Dear Mike, Thank you for sending us “El Dentisto que Corta”. Yes, I’m pretty sure you are going to hell for writing it, and we’re probably going to join you because we’re going to produce it. …
Happy Friday the 13th, everyone.
About the Author
M.C. Norris is an active member of the Horror Writers’ Association, with nineteen published short stories, and seven novels to his credit: Krengel & the Krampusz (Severed Press, 2014), Deep Devotion (Severed Press, 2014), The Dread Owba Coo-Coo (Severed Press, 2014), God of the Dead (Severed Press, 2015), Falling Prey (Severed Press, 2015), Titan Wars: Rise of the Kaiju (Severed Press, 2017), and Dust to Dust (Bloodshot Books, TBA summer 2017) The nineteen published short stories of M.C. Norris appear in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including: Withersin, Wrong World DVD, Brainharvest Magazine, Pseudopod, Dead Bait, and Malicious Deviance. Mike also won 5th in Chizine/Leisure Books 13th Annual Short Story Contest.
About the Narrator
Ben Phillips is a programmer and musician living in New Orleans. He was a chief editor of Pseudopod from 2006-2010.