In the literary story Cast, Fifty megachurch pastors converge on a massive lakeside mansion for an upmarket retreat. The weight of their hypocrisy comes to a head when they discover the rapist among them. It's a story about confession and hypocrisy, pain and honesty.
Originally, this story appeared in the compilation Seven Seemingly Unconnected Stories. In that volume I wanted to collect some stories for my readership, but realized halfway through a deep, hidden connection between them. Read the other stories, find the connection, email me the solution at email@example.com and I’ll make it worth your while. And by that I mean a prize. The stories are Cast, That Wooed The Slimy Bottom of the Deep, The Things We Carry, The Dust-Cloaked Weaver, The Grounded Transfer Student, Renew Their Strength, and Pigment. All seven are available on Noisetrade.
Lancelot Schaubert is a Brooklyn-based author of stories, non-fiction, screenplays, and poetry. He has sold his work to markets like McSweeney’s, The 2016 Poet’s Market, Poker Pro, Brink Magazine, Encounter, and RLC (among others). He is currently submitting his first publishable novel. Along with his spaniel “Echo” and the grooviest bride in the world, Tara, he tries to love his neighbors and enemies.
Lancelot Schuabert has sold his written work to markets like The New Haven Review, McSweeney’s, The Poet’s Market, The World Series Edition of Poker Pro, Encounter, The Misty Review, Carnival, Brink, and many other similar markets. He reinvented the photonovel through COLD BREWED and was commissioned by the Missouri Tourism Board to create a second photonovel. the JOPLIN UNDERCURRENT both fictionalizes and enchants the history and culture of Joplin, Missouri. He's hard at work on his first novel.
His work terraforms new worlds, tears the veil between the natural and supernatural, and jests with the paradoxes of classical metaphysics. When he’s not writing (or tinkering with cinema-ish narrative), he’s dabbling in dozens of different books, listening to people tell their life stories, camping, fishing, exploring unfamiliar territory (there’s a lot in New York), tinkering with new languages (Spanish, currently), exploring random disciplines like chemical engineering, as well as messing around with improv comedy and leisure de main and music.
PLEASE SEND SOUP — he loves soup. Yes, even if it’s summer. Find him in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Tara, and their attack spaniel, Echo.