The Miller Aud-cast | June 04, 2021

Welcome to the Missouri Review’s Miller Aud-cast. This is episode 22, you lovely internet you. Today we’re gorgeously dealing with Daniel Dyer’s “When Staring Into the Horizon’s Headlights,” a finalist for the 2021 Miller Audio Prize in Prose.

Daniel M. Dyer is strikingly handsome, overwhelmingly intelligent, and constantly sarcastic. A California native, he has been published by The Dallas Review, Malibu Magazine and several other publications before he released his debut book, When Did This Bullshit Become Poetry? which charted as an Amazon #1 New Release and best seller. He is the co-founder of the videography company Visual Candy, which he operates alongside his brother. When he’s not hunched over his weathered desk he is most likely taking photos of uncomfortable squirrels, or being loud in otherwise quiet public locations. Above all, he is extremely grateful for this opportunity:

This short story will be included in a book of similarly styled tales. The goal was to make you, the reader, have a good ol’ fashion cry. Or at least crave a good cry. I hope I have accomplished that goal. Thank you so much for giving it your time.

Stay tuned for Miller Aud-cast lucky #23, coming soon. We hope you’ve been enjoying the Aud-cast, and remember: if they’ve inspired you to record your own creative work, whether in poetry, prose, humor, or audio documentary, submissions are open now for the 2021 Miller Audio Prize. The deadline for this year’s contest is June 15. Learn all about it at our website. Thanks also to the Missouri Review contest editor, Bailey Boyd, and to Patricia Miller, for her generous support for the Miller Audio Prize.