The Seer at Sunset Hills Shopping Plaza – Katherine Perdue

“A woman’s been murdered!” That was Theodora Yates for you: always jumping to conclusions, bless her heart, and that conclusion most often of all. But there was no talking her out of it once she’d made up her mind, so I said, without bothering to ask any questions, “Then we must go to the Seer at once!” My granddaughter, Katie, she didn’t think much of us going to the Seer. She grew up in this…

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A question for Katherine Perdue

Q: Do you use music for inspiration? If so what do you listen to?

A: Yes. Sometimes this is straightforward. If I’m trying to write something sad, I don’t choose upbeat music. If it’s difficult to write, then I avoid distractingly catchy lyrics. But I also find that if I’ve written productively while listening to something before, especially if more than once, that piece of music gets imbued with the moment, becomes a kind of talisman. So that if I want to write that way again, with that kind of focus, I have but to listen to it. As for what kind? You name it: opera, bluegrass, rock, gamelan, all kinds.


Katherine Perdue’s story “The Seer at Sunset Hills Shopping Plaza” was
published on Friday, 5 January 2018.

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About Katherine Perdue

Katherine Perdue lives in Virginia with her two cats and many fish and works as a librarian at a small university. She loves linguistics, live music, and tropical plants. Katherine Perdue’s story “The Seer at Sunset Hills Shopping Plaza” was published on Friday, 5 January 2018. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

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