Containing elements of SciFi, humor, and erotica, Frida Sex Dreams and Other Unnerving Disruptions includes stories about an over-sexed octopus, Jimmy Carter's alien encounters, and an attempt to reach Harry Houdini through a seánce. These stories are about facing the unknown whether that unknown is Frida Kahlo, a fifty-foot woman, or a painting elephant.
Theodore Carter is the author of The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Queens Ferry Press, 2012), Frida Kahlo Sex Dreams and Other Unnerving Disruptions, and Stealing ‘The Scream’ (Run Amok Books, 2019).
His fiction runs the gamut from humor, to literary fiction, to horror. He’s appeared in several magazines and anthologies including The North American Review, Pank, Necessary Fiction, A capella Zoo, The Potomac Review, and Gargoyle.
His street art projects, which began as book promotion stunts, have garnered attention from several local news outlets including NBC4 Washington, Fox5 DC, and the Washington City Paper.
Carter lives just outside Washington, DC in Takoma Park, MD.
Read about the author’s 1K Fridas Community Art Project
“Carter is the best voice we have of the disconcerted male. These disquieting stories stay with you, tucked away in the odd-angled corners of your memory.”
- Jeremy Trylch, author of The Last Resort
“Populated by sideshow fairies, carnal octopi, and the Frida Kahlo of one troubled man's dreams, Carter's latest collection of creatures big and small is fascinating, unsettling and impossible to put down.”
- Michael Landweber, author of We and Thursday 1:17 p.m.
“A mix of magic realism and Freudian nightmare, Carter’s wild imagination gifts us a winged woman yearning for freedom (and sex); a marriage torn apart by Frida Kahlo fantasies; and let’s not forget the alien horny for President Jimmy Carter. All that and so much more!”