For today I give you Nina Simone and her classic “Sinnerman.” This is a song that I will often put on repeat while I’m writing dark stories. Every part is brilliant, from Simone’s flawless vocals to that driving high hat giving it a sense of urgency and anxiety. This is another apocalypse song, and what can be more frightening that to search desperately for shelter, only to have the very rocks reject you, and the rivers and seas running with blood? All 10 minutes and 21 seconds is worth your time.
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Eileen Maksym studied philosophy at Yale and theology at Boston College, and now uses both to write science fiction. Currently she is an academic nomad, following her astrophysicist husband around the world, two kids in tow. When not writing or kid wrangling, Eileen is a hopeless fangirl. She can be found on Twitter (@eileenmaksym) squeeing over her favorite shows, most of which involve famous detectives, dashing time travelers, and creatures that are never, ever referred to as zombies. View all posts by eileenmaksym