On Killing My Mother


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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8 Responses

  1. Avatar Chris says:


  2. Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father—an act which made a deep impression on me at the time.

    An Imperfect Conflagration, by Ambrose BierceReport

  3. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    I taught myself how to stream the podcast through my Bluetooth system in my car just so I could listen to this on my way to Vancouver while sitting in traffic. Totally worth it. Fantastic and heartbreaking.Report

  4. Avatar Patrick says:

    You really are better suited for radio than print.

    Not that your writing isn’t good, but you’ve got a storyteller’s yarn-spinnin’ set o’ vocals, buddy.Report

  5. Avatar Maribou says:

    I keep wanting to figure out what I can say about this performance, and then coming up short.

    Thank you.Report

  6. Avatar Tracy Blanton says:

    Your story left me at a loss for words and emotionally drained. My mother is dealing with a terminal lung cancer diagnosis and this really hit home. I look forward to hearing more of your stories, you’ve got a real talent with the spoken word.Report