October 2010

LAST CALL for entries in the Halloween Haiku Caption Contest at http://gorelets.com/blog Deadline: Midnight eastern! Prize: Signed book!

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(A personal favorite)

: We all still hunger — / even without tongues or throats — / we must feed the void

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Write me a haiku before you go watch . Get yer contest entry in at http://gorelets.com/blog or just write a here

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sethharwood New CrimeWAV content up! Halloween special Horrors with @MikeArnzen http://ow.ly/32gLS Enjoy!!

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Trick or treat…. extra candy coming!

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Don’t forget the Halloween Haiku Caption contest ends tonight at Midnight est. Win a copy of HE IS LEGEND: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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More : “Undead at the Desk”: dead man resurrects — / fingers twitch on his keyboard / retweeting this post

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IreneGallo Congrats to all the World Fantasy Award winners and nominees! A full listing: http://bit.ly/97Q6R3

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I load my pistol. / Dad tells me “Aim for the head!” / But his chin will do.

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I’m off to have a everyone. Contests and treats are now up at http://www.gorelets.com/…

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for @MecumHaiku: birthday party hats / spilling brains onto the floor — / look like ice cream cones

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MecumHaiku by @GailSimone : Wake up to the sound / Of puppies being eaten / No more chewed slippers

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@John_F_Taylor Thanks man! Go for it. Write a haiku to warm up before you dive into that novel. See the contest at http://gorelets.com/blog

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Happy Halloween! Here’s a treat: “Behind the Halloween Fire”: original desktop wallpaper art: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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Put your money where your mouth is…and you will contract something disgusting.

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NancySpringer Censorship can affect you as a writer, causing you to pull your punches. Please don’t let this happen. Don’t internalize stupidity

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Thx for helping me work on the gallery @NoddlaNocdar. The word SPAM is moderator script boilerplate I can’t edit yet. Nothing personal! :-)

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Halloween Haiku Caption Contest still going strong: http://bit.ly/b8waDJ

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@NoodlaNocdar Got the new haiku entry (will fix)… I’ll make some changes to ease entry blockade, but I’ll keep the moderating function on.

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@horrorbooks I share your feeling…the preview shots I’ve seen have some pretty sharp zombie effects lined up for .

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@NicolePeeler Every day is Halloween! :-) I have a similar agenda today…writing, working, grading papers…then scary movie time.

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Holy Moly! Get a Gig of ‘The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music’ for just $1.99 today @amazon http://amzn.to/9RxK1Z [Thx @johnrplatt!]

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@NickCato — Two scary movies already this morning? That is impressive. Happy Halloween!

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I’m totally with you, @WrathJW. I’m so tired of being disappointed by recent horror remakes and adaptation. has potential!

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@NoddlaNocdar Check it now…the site puts the entries on hold till I review and clear them as R-rated or below. :-) NICE HAIKU, btw! Thx!

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Q. Who will you be on Halloween? A: I’m going as the Naked Invisible Man…bandage-free. You won’t see me after you open your door.

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I just downloaded @ScrivenerApp’s Windows beta of Scrivener http://bit.ly/c47LBw | New Mac version drops Monday: http://bit.ly/avwxoJ

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Had a breakthrough on a sluggish novel project — it was actually a ghost story in disguise all along! Reset! Maybe do after all.

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MecumHaiku : The longer they’re out / they turn wet red to dry gray, / so I eat brains quick.

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Join @JohnPupo @Horror_Nerd @JustAfterSunset @Tweet_Shrieks and others in my Haiku Caption Contest b4 Midnite! http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Maybe write a haiku to go with this (or other scrawl); maybe win a book: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Remember: Halloween Haiku Caption Contest ends in two days: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Those getting ready for might want to check out: http://www.gorelets.com/… for ‘weird’ novel prompts.

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@devontech re: DTTG. The “sync” icon in DTPro appears on Snow Leopard, but it doesn’t appear on my Leopard install (of latest ver).

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I thought I invented the word “chuzz” today, but research says I was mistaken. So I declaim the chuzz. But I’m still saying it, chuzzface.

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In a Rotta da Bleeder

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@RDansky There has to be an “Invisible Clutch”

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Nah, better yet: Wereacuda!

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Post photos so I can peer through my tear-blurred eyes some more and vicariously experience @troilee?

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LOL There’s ‘No Reply At All’ @RDansky! :-)

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I weep @troilee, I weep, for being unable to attend ! Don’t rub it in!

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Slime a Believer

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Lucy in the Pie with Diamonds

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A friend sent me this very strange link to a zombie page at Sears <?>: http://bit.ly/dnoThr

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RDSPress RT @MikeArnzen: Attack of the Bleu Man Group - Exclusive Halloween Audio Story http://bit.ly/afatXq <—This is too great, hilarious!

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More details on The Goreletter’s haiku caption contest (DL: 10.31!): http://www.gorelets.com/…

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“Attack of the Bleu Man Group” — listen/download this nutty story featuring French zombie mimes gone wild: http://bit.ly/aj2KB9

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ATTACK OF THE BLEU MAN GROUP. Bizarro new musical story; free mp3 from @MikeArnzen: http://bit.ly/aj2KB9 Pls RT. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Just recorded a funny vocal track for a new music-enhanced story I’ll be posting soon on http://gorelets.com for a Halloween treat.

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I’m running a horror haiku caption contest till Halloween. Subscribe to the goreletter for details at: http://gorelets.com

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Free (public domain) horror stories at gutenberg.org: http://www.gutenberg.org…

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@Ghostwoods “all material of an unpleasant nature should be eliminated”… hah! http://is.gd/ghudy

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(A personal favorite)

Halloween: he does not don his mask / but puts it over the face / of each victim / so he can butcher / the same person / again and again

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Flash Gordon Ramsey

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Ronald McDonald Trump

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“The Gatherer”: New dark artwork posted to my gallery: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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‘Legends of the Mountain State 4’ is now available on @amazon. Includes my story “The Ghost Bike on Childer’s Road”: http://amzn.to/9MORQp

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The M words from the Morrison Thesaurisson: Motel. Money. Murder. Madness.

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An epiphany is not an epi-fanny.

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amy_grech Where the Wild Things are Dying

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Thanks Heidi! RT @heidirubymiller Reading: Michael Arnzen at Morgantown Poets heidirubymiller.blogspot.com/2010/10/readin…

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Had “Food Folks and Fun…with Zombies” last night, at the @MorgantownPoets reading. Thanks gang!

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Heading to Morgantown, WV. Reading horror tonight, 7pm, at the MAC. See http://gorelets.com for more details.

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Reading Dreams & Nightmares #87 tonight. Another good issue of this longstanding poetry zine put out@DavidKMidKM! I’m a lifetime subscriber.

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MorgantownPoets TOMORROW: Our featured author for October is Stoker Award winner @MikeArnzen. Join us from 7-9pm at the MAC, downtown Morgantown.

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Congrats to you, @kendallgiles. You took the lessons of “Stabbing for Dummies” to a new level in your winning entry http://bit.ly/90oTRx

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kendallgiles thanks to @RDSPress and @MikeArnzen for choosing my story to win the 100 Jolts writing contest! http://bit.ly/90oTRx

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RDSPress The winners of the Retrospective writing contest have been posted! http://www.rawdogscreami…

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Right on, @Horror_Nerd … enjoyed your “metropolis of death” haiku on the gorelets.com gallery!

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Go for it @Weebeasty! Hope you come up with something sinister.

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Goreletter 6.02 has been mailed. If you didn’t get yours, let me know. There’s a haiku contest this issue, btw. http://www.gorelets.com

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xematt Bloody Putty: Best toy slime ever. http://tinyurl.com/29mkp…

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“Behind the Ice Cream Shop”: fangs puncture / child’s throat / and he winces — / the esophagus / is still cold / from the sherbet.

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Speaking of which, RT @Hedyz @GeekWeekOnline Shocktoberfest #14 - Long Live The New Flesh: ’s Body Horror http://bit.ly/9vTGb7

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@matt_cardin Thx for http://ow.ly/2W8nC Tufts is a great school. I was invited to guest lecture there once on David Cronenberg’s The Brood!

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Just rcvd the special edition of @sethharwood’s Young Junius. Nice production value, @TyrusBooks!

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New issue of the Goreletter done and just needing final touch-ups. Sign up now to get yours (always free) by email at: http://gorelets.com

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Signs, You Might Be Crazy: New “Weird Websites of the Month” posted at The Goreletter: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Sign reads “911: Police Fire Ambulance”. Person in phone booth losing grip on life wonders “Why oh why did the police fire the ambulance?”

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Woman has baby on 8.8.08, then another on 9.9.09, then another on 10.10.10! http://bit.ly/dgSujS Naw, that trinity is not scary at all!

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Hilarious t-shirt: “Visit Beautiful R’lyeh!” http://bit.ly/aI7pFs

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It’s now $50 more today for Karloff’s Thriller DVD set than it was yesterday. http://amzn.to/blOBrB Sorry if you missed out.

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Look at what’s on Karloff’s ‘Thriller: Complete Series’ DVD box: http://bit.ly/dm00cV Amazing! Dirt cheat today only: http://amzn.to/blOBrB

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‘Thriller: The Complete Series’ DVD box is @amazon’s gold box deal of the day. $93 discount?! Sold! http://amzn.to/blOBrB

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@Horror_Nerd asks: “is the Audiovile special still going?” Yes! Get a copy of my CD for Halloween, just $6: http://bit.ly/aZJMSC

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Looks better than Pride, Prej, & Zombies : ‘Classics Mutilated’ w/John Shirley, John Skipp, Nancy Collins, etc. http://amzn.to/dtdKTF

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I just judged the finalists in the @RDSPress flash fiction contest. Hard! Mums the word till they announce+post sick story.

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If you’re looking for unique and outstanding Halloween reads, don’t overlook http://www.horror-mall.c…

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Just realized I can’t add. 1+1=Weirdo.

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I love fictionalized bibles. ‘The Jedi Path’ has just been published and it’s over the top. See the amazon edition: http://amzn.to/8ZXAwc

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Also see: Vampires Zombies and Political Trends: http://www.mrscienceshow…

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matt_cardin WIRED: Are we experiencing a “zombie bubble” at the movies? And when will it burst? http://ow.ly/2U5fU

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MorgantownPoets REMINDER: Our featured author for October is Stoker Award winner @MikeArnzen. Join us 10/21 from 7-9pm at the MAC, downtown Morgantown.

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@chuntastic Animals who taste with their feet (and tentacles and pseudopods) are an abomination. Unless they wear Prada.

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LOL @DavidKM Yes, true, and our stomach linings too!

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What sort of evolved life form develops…saliva? Weird way to begin digestion. It’s like the Alien’s acid—only wimpy. Thanks, nature.

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Right on, @sethharwood! Can’t wait to read Young Junius.

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Prepare to be horrified in so many poetic ways on October 21st at 7pm, Morgantown, West Virginia! Live reading details: http://bit.ly/aoUthQ

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RT @UndeadRat
To Each Their Darkness shar.es/0xEeN — Gary Braunbeck updates Fear in a Handful of Dust”! <-Awesome. Loved FHD!

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JayStringer loved this bit on research from @ruckawriter http://www.mulhollandboo…

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peterstraubnyc Good news just now from @garykwolf and @locusmag: Brian Lumley, Terry Prachett & I have won this year’s WFC Lifetime Achievement Award.

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@sethharwood Nice vid! Looks like they did a great job with your ltd ed title. Enjoy that New Book Smell!

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PopMatters The truth is, every generation gets the terror they merit. In 2010, this Freddy Krueger is the one you warrant. http://bit.ly/auK7Zs

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@Horror_Nerd I used to run Instigation as a column for @Hellnotes. I am considering compiling into an ebook. Don’t know others w/prompts

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Ghostwoods Stunning, atmospheric piece of creepy machinima. :: RT @bluinkalchemist :: http://youtu.be/olhOGI1N…

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@marysangiovanni Original insight into decapitation physics! Hadn’t considered that before. Hmm…sounds like a case for @MythBusters! :-)

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Amazon.com: Halloween eBooks for Kindle http://amzn.to/agzzoT

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BrandonLayng Profile: @MikeArnzen http://wp.me/p15tzq-12

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simonschuster Readers and fans! FULL DARK NO STARS is coming soon! Find out more about the book at the interactive site! http://cot.ag/ad0iL4

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Going back to work on ten projects at once. Listening to the cool new album from @ContrarianMedia http://thecontrarianmusi…

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Writer-artist-musicians…you guys are a powerhouse of creativity! And long live it. Gotta run; thx for the chat!

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Good to see ya here @RonaldMalfi! (You forgot to say in the last post)

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@egolikeness Steven’s art is phenomenal; what a cool collaborative process. Congrats on the new book!

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RDSPress Ask Donna Lynch a question at the twitter chat, you may win a copy of her chapbook LADIES & OTHER VICIOUS CREATURES (plz rt)

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Donna, tell us more about the way cool limited edition! Did any of Steven’s art inspire any of the writing?

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RDSPress Today is the Twitter chat with Donna Lynch. It will be at 9 pm EST. Use to join or follow. http://fb.me/IVnOkxpX

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@woodlandpress new release: Legends of the Mountain State IV. Ghost tales by Braunbeck, Tem, Morton, me, more: http://bit.ly/cSOIle

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Forgot to mention: new Instigation prompts — and oldies for : http://www.gorelets.com/…

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tammydavid@lensculture: Douglas Coupland’s 45 tips for survival: A radical pessimist’s guide to the next 10 years - Globe&Mail http://bit.ly/br1H0K

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I love your horror posts @io9! Especially that Vault of Horror comic… hah!’
http://io9.com/tag/horror

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This is the best answer I can come up w/ for @sheldonhigdon: http://www.wired.com/gee…

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Be afraid. It’s almost 10.10.10 — the Decimal Point of the Beast.

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Writer + Twitter = Twritter?

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I love seeing “Wall Street” next to all those horror film titles on theater marquees nationwide, like “Wall Street | My Soul To Take” etc.

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Don’t forget to do a double-take this Sunday when you realize it’s 10/10/10.

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Kudos to U of Alabama for featuring Zombie Studies on iTunes U: http://bit.ly/bLeUWd

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Squirming Umbilical iPhone Cable: http://pinktentacle.com/… via @nextnature

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Snark-Infested Waters sits down with me for an hour-long podcast featuring horror music and stories: http://bit.ly/adT7Lp Thanks @snarkdogg!

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@Horror_Nerd asks:”is the Goreletter still being released?” Answer: YES. I plan next issue sometime before Halloween. I only do 2-3/yr.

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Don’t you tell me which type of beast to cut, poultry shears. We both know better.

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Next gen ipads should have upside-down flatbed scanning built into them. You’re welcome, Apple. Royalties please.

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microcosms Sick Taxidermist: records the cat’s purr /while it rubs against the machete that pets it /for a drawstring playback /once it’s stuffed.//MA

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JackKetchum My 12 word story THAT MOMENT can be found in a classy little anthology called HINT FICTION: AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES IN 25 WORDS OR LESS.

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@NaNoWriMo? I’d be so caffeinated it’d be more like americanowrimo. Even so…prompts: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Musing on the term “ichor”: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Today’s secret ingredient…Soylent Green! Allez cuisine!

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Trailer for Lance Olsen’s new experimental narrative, Calendar of Regrets: http://www.youtube.com/w…

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Gratitude to @GdL16 and @BrandonLayng and @John_F_Taylor

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@indiebooksblog Cool supersized Kindle Giveaway Blog Tour (now with 20 Kindles) http://bit.ly/9tzJMK

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katebornstein Great news for : @ScrivenerApp v 2 for Mac, and v 1 for Windows coming out v soon. http://www.literatureand…

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MorgantownPoets Our featured author for October is Stoker Award winner @MikeArnzen. Join us 10/21 from 7-9pm at the MAC, downtown Morgantown.

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen