Salem Motel 6

Checking in at motel 6… A nasty, pasty, soft fleshed check in person.
“You can wait.” She snarled as I stood at the desk.
“Is there hot water in the room for tea?” I asked.
“Yeah, in the sink.”
I imagined how awful it must be to work nights at motel 6. Up all night, before returning to the mobile home park
“You heading back to NM tomorrow?” She spat at my sister Debby.
(Debby,  is from Santa Fe, traveling with me, taking care of the temperamental tooth-sore author.)
“No, up to Portland.” replied Debby
“What’s there?”
“She,” Debby said pointing at me, “is a writer. She’s going to Portland for a reading.”
“At Powell’s?” .
“Yes. Then to Seattle for 2 readings and back to Wordstock for signing.”
 ” I so wanted to go to the reading at Powells and Wordstock! 
 I’m a total book-a-holic.”
“I never head that word before,” said a fat bald kid at the check out counter.
“I made it up.
 Are you Danbert, Alice or E.E. King?”
“EE King.”
“Here’s your name! Can you autograph this for me?”! she squealed, thrusting a newspaper into my hand.
Ah the magic of the written word


About E.E. King

E.E. King’s has published many short stories. Ray Bradbury calls E.E. King a writer “marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I can not recommend her highly enough.” HER NEW COLLECTION new Collection of Short Fiction “Another Happy Ending,” comes out in October 2013. There is a book launch and party @ Ray Bradbury’s favorite Bookstore Mystery and Imagination Bookstore October 20th @ 2:00 -3:00pm Her first novel, Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, came out 2010, released in Spanish in 2/2012. She is performing bits of "Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife, all you need to know to choose the right heaven.” (in costume) October 30th @ 7:30-8:30 @Echo Park in “Stories Book and Café.” 1716 West Sunset Blvd • Los Angeles • CA [213] 413-3733 The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, launched her anthology, Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends, 1/2012. Sponsor, Barnes & Noble. All her books as well as her children’s book The Adventures of Emily Finfeather or The Feathernail and Other Gifts are currently available on audible. E.E. King is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain. Elizabeth Eve King has a background in teaching, painting, theater, comedy and biology. She will be an artist in residence at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art June -Sept 2015 Ms. King is the recipient of two International Tides painting fellowships, and two international biology Earthwatch grants. She was an advisor for the J. Paul Getty’s and the Science Center’s, Arts &; Science program. She was the Science and Arts coordinator in Bosnia with Global Children’s Organization (a summer camp for war orphans and refugees) in 2000. She was the founding Arts & Sciences Director for Esperanza Community Housing Corporation . She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles. The butterflies wish she had chosen a different location. Her short stories have been published widely
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2 Responses to Salem Motel 6

  1. JB says:

    Good luck on your tour! I looked up the Powell Hawthorne – and its across the river…. So I’m not gonna be able to check out the event! 😦

    Good meeting you at Rock Bottom! Hope you got your computer fixed!


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