Here is the episode where I cart out my salespitch for the oft-delayed "Ten Thousand Coffins" novella/audiobook. I talk about its inspiration, the frustrations in getting it out there, and dance around the central conceit of the story. Hey, could you just buy it so we can move on?
You can't always get what you want, after all.
Oh, I heard 10,000 Maniacs' cover of Because The Night yesterday on the radio (yes, I still listen to the radio. I am THAT old), and was reminded of where their name came from* and wondered if that's where my title came from. I recall toying with calling it "A Thousand Coffins" and then upping it to various numbers, depending on how the title sounded. I think I picked 10,000 because it sounded the best spoken aloud (better than 50,000 or 20,000, anyway), but it could have sounded good because there was a band years ago called Ten Thousand Maniacs.
Here's a link to the TEXT VERSION.
*There was a gory B-movie (I think by Herschel Gordon Lewis) called 2,000 MANIACS, and the band misremembered the title as 10,000 MANIACS. When they learned of their mistake, they had already gotten used to the band name.