Issue 8. January 2011
Blood-Red Nails, Pale Cold Handsdownload
The narrator of Steven Lee Beeber's short story "Blood-Red Nails, Pale Cold Hands" contemplates the strange combinations of violence and tenderness that underlie his relationships with the important women in his life. The story begins with an accident witnessed in childhood and concludes with the scratches left from passion.
Jenna Blum joined Drum editor Henriette Lazaridis Power to answer questions about her writing room, snow bombs, synaesthesia, Woodrow, the stormchasing dog, and what she sings along to while she's driving across the wide open spaces of the US. Jenna's second novel THE STORMCHASERS will be coming out in paperback on April 26, 2011. She read a chapter of the novel for The Drum's May 2010 issue.