CHARLOTTE – Brodie Lowe writes from his soul. An avid writer ever since his days making comic books as a child, Mr. Lowe writes enthralling short stories inspired by his love of author Mary Flannery O’Conner. His genre is Southern Gothic, tales woven inextricably between the heat and the grit of the Deep South. He has fifteen publications to date in prestigious journals such as The Bark Magazine, Mystery Tribune, and the Broad River Review.
Mr. Lowe recently won third place in the coveted Elizabeth Simpson Short Story contest. The contest, open to North Carolina and South Carolina residents, is the Charlotte Writer’s Club’s most prestigious contest. The judge for the contest was novelist Abigail DeWitt. Mr. Lowe’s entry, “Snake Oil,” is full of rich description and symbolism. The Peauxdunque Review is considering the piece for publication next December.
Ms. Abigail DeWitt called “Snake Oil” “A moving story of an older man who is not ready to ‘leave this life’ as he considers—and interacts with—the fates of men who are unafraid of death. Filled with rich, vivid memories of the protagonist’s youth playing baseball, clowning around with his older brother, and riding the school bus, Snake Oil offers us a deeply believable portrait of a keenly observant man. His eye for detail and his desire to once more ‘feel the ball sink into the mitt’ speak to—and awaken in the reader—that most human love for the concrete physicality of life. The ‘miracle water’ in the story might be a hoax, but the story itself makes the world around us seem to shimmer with light.”
Brodie Lowe was the 2019 winner of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Fellowship in fiction with his entry “Little Rambo’s Fang,” a unique and memorable tale that had critics raving.
Mr. Lowe is also the winner of the coveted Martha’s Vineyard Institute Of Creative Writing Author Fellowship. He will be attending a creative writing conference from June 6th to the 13th where the focus will be on fostering creativity, community, and craft. Seminars will be conducted by renowned authors such as Alexander Weinstein, Leonard Slade Jr., Joshunda Sanders, and many more.
Mr. Lowe is currently working on querying his first novel, a Southern Gothic thriller, and finishing his second. He is planning to compile a collection of his short stories and is working on a graphic novel. He also frequenlty authors articles in the Mint Hill Times and the Tri-W News. Follow his journey on Twitter @brodielowe45 and enjoy one of his recent works, “Bragging About Pain,” published in the Eastern Iowa Review at http://www.portyonderpress.com/brodie-lowe—bragging-about-pain.html