Met with Joe Janes yesterday. We talked about various possibilities regarding this project. What sort of form should it take? Many short sketch pieces or perhaps a small number of longer pieces? Would the Mammals produce it? What that would mean? In the end, we both agreed that we needed more focus about the content. We are going to do more research, more reading, more hunting and searching and from that generate lists of what kind of stories we want. Then sort of compare our lists, and from there figure out more specific affinities in taste within the realm of American Mythology and Tall Tales.
Any suggestions out there? Favorite tall tales, ballads, myths, short stories that incorporate both America and Fantastical?