Profound Random Quips From Past Interviews is up on the HWA wiki: http://www.horror.org/wi…
New creepy art posted to my website gallery: “Wall of Claw” http://www.gorelets.com/…
CyberMonday report: “Bikini Melon Sunshine”?! Vid sounds R-rated to me, Crayola: http://www.walmart.com/i…
CyberMonday browsing report: Led Zep’s Robert Plant is still clowning around about satan in his new one. Just $1.99! http://amzn.to/f5FGbh
CyberMonday browsing report: Saw this item featured on amazon’s deal page… and thought it was an IV Bottle! http://amzn.to/fjiUUj
Done with first edits of entire manuscript for Many Genres, One Craft (60 contributors!). Whew. No news yet, but this: http://bit.ly/fO8kim
“Bandage” - new ‘scrawl’ image at Gorelets.com: http://www.gorelets.com/…
I still have signed copies of Audiovile CD for sale ($6 ppd) if you’re looking for a Little Stocking Stuffer. See http://bit.ly/aj2KB9
“Virgin Snow”: the executioner / admires the fresh powder: / a white sheet inviting / the bright red spread of stain. / no two alike.
fpaulwilson Small Business Saturday: buy from your local merchants today, even a coffee from a non-chain shop. They do matter. Really.
“Doorbusters”: Desperate,/ the mortuary ran/ an amazing special/ at dawn on Black Friday./ They didn’t expect/ the coffin lids to bust open.
microcosms Cordon Grue: I stuffed the chicken / with the ham and swiss / he clutched for security / when I bore my knife.//Mike Arnzen
Somewhere in Istanbul, a child quivers in a dark corner in fear of this American feast on turkey.
@marysangiovanni If at first you don’t succeed, go for the nostrils or eye sockets.
“Thanksgiving Ritual”: Mom loves to baste the human / in cardamom, cloves and cumin.
Good morning and welcome to the Machine. “Where have you been? It’s alright, we know just where you’ve been!”
“Numbskull” is an accurate term for the natural state of the cranium. If it isn’t numb, something’s wrong with you, you numbskull!
Updating my ipad to ios4.2! Fingers crossed.
though long dead / departed firemen / still awaken to the air horns / and head to the House / spirits collecting downtown / aimless as smoke
@CharlesArdai LOL! I enjoyed that book a lot. I bought it at a supermarket…paperback rack right next to the frozen food section!
New “graveyard study” photo experiment posted — “Sower”: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
Didn’t realize Robert Heinlein influenced “All You Zombies” by The Hooters: http://www.songfacts.com…
I’m editing articles from Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction all weekend. Full of GREAT advice. Available in spring.
“Departure”: my latest graveyard photo experiment posted: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
JustAfterSunset Chills don’t run down spines / They cocoon bodies with fear /Tightly binding them
“The Morbid Custodian”: cleaning the coffins / he contemplates how much dust / is really to dust #haiku
“Winter Vibration” added to my Graveyard Studies series: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
@MikeBrendan I was defROCKed! :-)
Attention, all planets of the Solar Federation: We have assumed control.
@JasonArnopp I’m impressed you can write while getting your hair cut. I can’t work at all when someone’s standing nearby let alone w/blades.
LOL @notbrett! I kept the rat under the tight-fit cap of my travel mug. Figured it would suffer more that way. Better steepage, too.
I’m video chatting with Dr. David Sandner’s “Horror Lit” class at U Cal Fullerton later. Will dunk rats in my teacup as I sip and talk.
@NoraThompson Gracias, amigo. Very excited about Many Genres, One Craft — should be out in Spring. I’ll announce when it’s available!
@sarahhollowell Happy to hear it helped with your writing club. Horror is more difficult to write (and far more meaningful) than it seems.
Anyone know the name(s) for the sound a cat makes when it is preparing to vomit? Pls share — even if made up. (Research, I swear).
“Revenant”: New weird graveyard photo to posted to my flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
“Defender”: New graven image posted to my flickr gallery at: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
A few more graveyard experiments have been posted to my flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
“The Sorcerer’s Hand” - new dark fantasy artwork posted : http://www.flickr.com/ph…
“In the Coffin”: near dusk he awakens / but his limbs throb / numb with sleep / and he wonders: / What have the worms done / this time?
@Sidney_Williams Yes! A lot. And I’ve also done a “Oooh, I should add this really great idea!” and do, only to find I already did elsewhere.
There are hand sanitizer stations everywhere. Why only hands? Does this insult amputees? And why does everyone assume I’m unsanitary anyway?
Amazon deal on the complete series of RED DWARF dvds (expiring tonight) is too good — had to buy: http://amzn.to/aqGDjs
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Quilter #boringmovies
Lean Ennui #boringmovies
The Whining #boringmovies
Raging Dull #boringmovies
Cape Cheer #boringmovies
“Kung Shoe”: New academic analysis of a popular uncanny TV ad for boots that kick bootie: http://www.gorelets.com/…
I reset every clock back an hour yesterday…except my alarm clock! I feel robbed. Timex, meet your last licking.
I like the “it touched me back” shiver of this Creepy iPad wallpaper: http://osxdaily.com/2010…
Belated thanks for the comment @StephenWNagy … and for reminding me that Conan is back tonight!
Posted a new artpiece yesterday on my site: “Fallen Lamp” http://www.gorelets.com/… Not sure if any good.
“Graveyard Study III”: New desktop wallpaper art posted to my site: http://www.gorelets.com/…
Went through the tweets and flagged all poems as ‘favorites’ to sort them out for The Nest archive at: http://www.gorelets.com/…
@NicoleCushing That’s high praise! Thank you and extra gracias for the RT of the “bitter chill” poem.
a vortex of snow / spirals in dance / above a frozen body / happy to have escaped / the bitter chill — / happier still / to have become it
scottEweinberg If anyone out there only has one hour to live, I have good news: you actually have two.
Tonight: spring ahead, fall back.
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Enter the Tweetnest: http://bit.ly/amu6Oy
Forget the ‘more’ button. Searchable archive of all my tweets now available at http://www.gorelets.com/…
Look out trees — I’ve got a new printer and I’m not afraid to use it! That’s right, I’m talking to you, Acasias. Go on, try to run. Timber!
Any video artists/animators want to take on the 3 minute song “Attack of the Bleu Man Group” for experimental play? http://bit.ly/aj2KB9
@KL_Grady Maybe there’s an essay from an older class you can revisit and amplify/build on? You are NOT boring.
Happy to hear of your publishing success @therealduv! I remember that one from class…hilarious story. Congrats.
The Frode #alternativetitleforLotR
The Rings They Carried #alternativetitleforLotR
New graveyard art posted to my flickr account: “November Rain” http://www.flickr.com/ph…
WeirdArchives IFC is re-airing the premiere episode of its sister network’s AMC hot new zombie series THE WALKING DEAD tonight at 12:15AM, EST. Catch it!
Just caught up w/ #TheWalkingDead. Loved the intensity, silence, stillness. The quiet hints at the immensity of what happened. Great stuff.
Read the 2010 Halloween Haiku Caption Contest Winners at gorelets.com: http://bit.ly/bylq8O
When in doubt, VOTE FOR EDUCATION. The more people know, the better job we can do at solving all problems, across the board.
“winter morning at the crime scene”: hot iron fizzles / the radiator hisses / blood drops boil and spit
Raising a cup of coffee in toast to Greg @ruckawriter and wishing it was a Roma blend. Fall, patio, laughter, creativity all over the place!
Agreed @BrandonLayng — tameness is for pets, not wild animals. Horror writers are given license to go wild. Exercise that license!
And furthermore @sarahhollowell: Pay attention to fringes. The periphery. The edge of the shadows. The quiet in the noise. The close beyond.
Also @sarahhollowell : Expose the monstrosity and anxiety of everyday life. Show the crazies for what they really are. Be true to mankind.
Yes @sarahhollowell : Scare yourself boldly. Get the fears out. Don’t censor. BE HONEST. Chances are good if it scares you, it will others.
Gorelets.com Halloween Haiku contest closed to entries! Winner tba soon. THANKS to all for the creepy words.