Leo X. Robertson
My Story from Twisted50 vol 1: The Audition Altar
My Story from Twisted50 vol 2: The Art is Absent
Favourite quote: ‘I’m a vampire! I’m a vampire! I’m a vampire! I’m a vampire! I’m a vampire!’ – Vampire’s Kiss (1988)
Leo X. Robertson is a Scottish process engineer and writer, currently living in Oslo, Norway. He has work most recently published by Unnerving Magazine, Helios Quarterly, Open Pen and Expanded Horizons, among others.
Welcome to the Audition Altar… Leo X. Robertson and his reaction to the reading by Anna Parker Naples
I’m sitting with my dad in his kitchen in Glasgow having just listened to the audiobook excerpt of my story. It was awesome! When I wrote “The Audition Altar” I was thinking of John Waters films, and Anna Parker Naples, the voice actor, nailed the lascivious and sometimes hyperbolic tone of the text. I didn’t expect Ms Naples to do
I wrote a story about things I didn’t know I wanted to say. To me, it’s about the absurdism of the corporate adult world, how graduates are coerced into designing their lives in ways that are pleasing to companies, perhaps unknowingly sacrificing experiences that would bring them unique joy instead of trying to look good