Debris and Detritus: In Which a Local Screenwriter Wreaks Havoc With Greek Myths (and the Reader Enjoys Every Minute)
Johnny was a strapping young computer nerd–which is to say too old to live with his mother, overweight very tall and awkward, and tragically attired in a hoody, ill-fitting jeans, and a T-shirt advertising an anime character–so the bullet didn’t really slow him down. Johnny had a lot of padding in his left butt cheek.
Well, Adams herself doesn’t actually pull the trigger, but Bris does. Bris, or to be more formal, Debris, is a character in Adams’ short story that leads off a new anthology Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok, which will be released on Valentine’s Day. Bris, wearing her Prada shoes, and her twin have been tracked down to their decaying mansion by Johnny Valentine. What are they going to do with him now that he’s been tied up with a hole in his backside?
Bris eventually resolves her little problem. But, each of the authors in the anthology spins their own take on Debris and Detritus, and, in each story, the two lesser gods are tangled in another complication. In one tale, they’re twin brothers. In another a set of trolls. But, always they wreak havoc on the mere mortals that deal with them.
If you want to relax with this sly wink at classic literature, send Hermes winging his way to Amazon to put in your order.