by Willa Cather
16 minutes, 15 seconds
Unabridged Short Western Story
A farmer in the Western frontier has a vision in one of Cather’s earliest stories. First published in The Hesperian.
Read by Alex Wilson.
Originally for sale on August 2, 2005, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for why.
Willa Cather (1873-1947) was a Virginia-born author famous for her writing about life on the prairie. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for her novel One of Ours. Other famous novels include O Pioneers and Alexander's Bridge.
Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)
Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical) Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.