November 2010

Profound Random Quips From Past Interviews is up on the HWA wiki: http://www.horror.org/wi…

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New creepy art posted to my website gallery: “Wall of Claw” http://www.gorelets.com/…

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FakeNNWMTips You can’t count “THE END” as words unless they’re followed by, “…?”

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CyberMonday report: “Bikini Melon Sunshine”?! Vid sounds R-rated to me, Crayola: http://www.walmart.com/i…

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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

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CyberMonday browsing report: Saw this item featured on amazon’s deal page… and thought it was an IV Bottle! http://amzn.to/fjiUUj

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Done with first edits of entire manuscript for Many Genres, One Craft (60 contributors!). Whew. No news yet, but this: http://bit.ly/fO8kim

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Something possessed me to just buy ‘The Exorcist: Halloween Dance Music (Tom Rossi Tubular Bells Remix)’ @amazon: http://amzn.to/hy4rVx

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@Tweet_Shrieks Great poem inspired by the “bandage” image! Pls post at the site? http://www.gorelets.com/…

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“Bandage” - new ‘scrawl’ image at Gorelets.com: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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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

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(A personal favorite)

“Virgin Snow”: the executioner / admires the fresh powder: / a white sheet inviting / the bright red spread of stain. / no two alike.

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fpaulwilson Small Business Saturday: buy from your local merchants today, even a coffee from a non-chain shop. They do matter. Really.

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(A personal favorite)

“Doorbusters”: Desperate,/ the mortuary ran/ an amazing special/ at dawn on Black Friday./ They didn’t expect/ the coffin lids to bust open.

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microcosms Cordon Grue: I stuffed the chicken / with the ham and swiss / he clutched for security / when I bore my knife.//Mike Arnzen

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Somewhere in Istanbul, a child quivers in a dark corner in fear of this American feast on turkey.

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Ladyfirst ~ We all use them, now we can safely preview their locations @windowssecrets Avoid the security risk of shortened URLs http://bit.ly/gqiUap

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@marysangiovanni If at first you don’t succeed, go for the nostrils or eye sockets.

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“The Darkest Dawn” - graveyard study #9 - posted to my flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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(A personal favorite)

“Thanksgiving Ritual”: Mom loves to baste the human / in cardamom, cloves and cumin.

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“Mystery relies upon architecture.” A profound result from ipad word randomizing app, Inspiro http://inspiroapp.com/

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Good morning and welcome to the Machine. “Where have you been? It’s alright, we know just where you’ve been!”

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“Numbskull” is an accurate term for the natural state of the cranium. If it isn’t numb, something’s wrong with you, you numbskull!

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@JamesRoyDaley Congrats on the Necon book deal for your stories! That’s good company! booksofthedead.blogspot.com/2010/11/necon-…

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BlackDogNate Apropos of nothing: If you haven’t read @MikeArnzen’s collection “100 Jolts,” you’re seriously missing out. http://bit.ly/bAD7IZ

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E-readers: You can find Fluid Mosaic and 100 Jolts on @Fictionwise: http://www.fictionwise.c… or BN.COM

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Updating my ipad to ios4.2! Fingers crossed.

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HuffPostTech Web Founder: Facebook A Threat http://huff.to/9cVRV9

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though long dead / departed firemen / still awaken to the air horns / and head to the House / spirits collecting downtown / aimless as smoke

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Thx for teaching me “mamihlapinatapais” @kelli_owen! http://kelliowen.com/

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@CharlesArdai LOL! I enjoyed that book a lot. I bought it at a supermarket…paperback rack right next to the frozen food section!

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glecharles RT @TedHope: No more release prints to be made in USA. Technicolor closes NH’wood film printing plant: http://me.lt/3n8fv It’s a digiworld.

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New “graveyard study” photo experiment posted — “Sower”: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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It’s quite unfair to @RL_Stine — but the “story” of this Goosebumps parody is kind of funny: http://www.collegehumor….

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Didn’t realize Robert Heinlein influenced “All You Zombies” by The Hooters: http://www.songfacts.com…

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I’m editing articles from Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction all weekend. Full of GREAT advice. Available in spring.

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“Departure”: my latest graveyard photo experiment posted: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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JustAfterSunset Chills don’t run down spines / They cocoon bodies with fear /Tightly binding them

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(A personal favorite)

“The Morbid Custodian”: cleaning the coffins / he contemplates how much dust / is really to dust

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“Winter Vibration” added to my Graveyard Studies series: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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@MikeBrendan I was defROCKed! :-)

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Attention, all planets of the Solar Federation: We have assumed control.

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Love it. Billy Idol covers streaming on @Coverville http://bit.ly/bZ8Qri

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@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.

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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.

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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.

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@heidirubymiller’s blog also will share news on our new book, Many Genres: http://heidirubymiller.b…

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@NoraThompson Gracias, amigo. Very excited about Many Genres, One Craft — should be out in Spring. I’ll announce when it’s available!

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@sarahhollowell Happy to hear it helped with your writing club. Horror is more difficult to write (and far more meaningful) than it seems.

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Coeditor @heidirubymiller and I signed contract today for MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT. New book for writers, coming from @HeadlineBooks in 2011.

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torforgeauthors The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities Completed http://bit.ly/czrreG via @jeffvandermeer

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Thnx @amergina @moodymeow @APMonkey @jaymgates @nathicana @calebtwombly @mrsellars for all the horking! More synonyms welcome!

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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).

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LATINHORROR RUE MORGUE magazine goes digital -
http://latinhorror.com/n…

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“Revenant”: New weird graveyard photo to posted to my flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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“Defender”: New graven image posted to my flickr gallery at: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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A few more graveyard experiments have been posted to my flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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Noel Hynd does not want you to buy his book Rage of Spirits: http://amzn.to/bWFcGu Gotta love honesty. Get ‘Prodigy’: http://amzn.to/9Hj4kh

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“The Sorcerer’s Hand” - new dark fantasy artwork posted : http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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@HorrorWriters “Pushing Your Reader Off The Ledge” workshop - The Stoker Awards Weekend in NY, June 2011: http://www.stokerweekend…

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(A personal favorite)

“In the Coffin”: near dusk he awakens / but his limbs throb / numb with sleep / and he wonders: / What have the worms done / this time?

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@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.

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FakeNNWMTips If you put a gun in the first half of your book, it should go off in the second half. Or turn out to be a vampire gun.

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Dark_Regions_Pr Take a picture, get $10 in store credit! For a limited time anyone who e-mails us a picture of themselves holding… http://fb.me/NBHVP1Y1

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There are hand sanitizer stations everywhere. Why only hands? Does this insult amputees? And why does everyone assume I’m unsanitary anyway?

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@JohnPupo @troilee @ScottColbert To quote Kryton: schm-schm-schm-schmee-schmeee-schmeee…….. you know it.

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pauldoiron@nytimes: Times Will Rank E-Book Best Sellers http://nyti.ms/bpM7ca” This is an incredibly big deal for the publishing industry.

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Amazon deal on the complete series of RED DWARF dvds (expiring tonight) is too good — had to buy: http://amzn.to/aqGDjs

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Quilter

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Awesome: Genre Fragrances from @bpal: http://www.blackphoenixa…

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“Kung Shoe”: New academic analysis of a popular uncanny TV ad for boots that kick bootie: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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I reset every clock back an hour yesterday…except my alarm clock! I feel robbed. Timex, meet your last licking.

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I like the “it touched me back” shiver of this Creepy iPad wallpaper: http://osxdaily.com/2010…

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Belated thanks for the comment @StephenWNagy … and for reminding me that Conan is back tonight!

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What happens when a serial killer’s novel gets rejected? http://amzn.to/9VIkOS cool novel on by @hauntedcomputer

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Posted a new artpiece yesterday on my site: “Fallen Lamp” http://www.gorelets.com/… Not sure if any good.

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FakeNNWMTips Keep at it! You’re only making a penny per word less than Charles Dickens.

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MorgantownPoets Video of our October event with @MikeArnzen is now live: http://www.youtube.com/u…

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MauriceBroaddus Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund eReader Drawing to raise money for the Carl Brandon Society http://carlbrandon.org/d…

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“Graveyard Study III”: New desktop wallpaper art posted to my site: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Went through the tweets and flagged all poems as ‘favorites’ to sort them out for The Nest archive at: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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@NicoleCushing That’s high praise! Thank you and extra gracias for the RT of the “bitter chill” poem.

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(A personal favorite)

a vortex of snow / spirals in dance / above a frozen body / happy to have escaped / the bitter chill — / happier still / to have become it

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scottEweinberg If anyone out there only has one hour to live, I have good news: you actually have two.

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Tonight: spring ahead, fall back.

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Your email inbox is boring. Subscribe to The Goreletter: http://www.gorelets.com/

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Margoandhow German photographer Walter Schels took photos of people before and after death. http://bit.ly/aPT4p4 Truly remarkable! via @pourmecoffee

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Enter the Tweetnest: http://bit.ly/amu6Oy

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Forget the ‘more’ button. Searchable archive of all my tweets now available at http://www.gorelets.com/…

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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!

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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

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@KL_Grady Maybe there’s an essay from an older class you can revisit and amplify/build on? You are NOT boring.

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Happy to hear of your publishing success @therealduv! I remember that one from class…hilarious story. Congrats.

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The Rings They Carried

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New graveyard art posted to my flickr account: “November Rain” http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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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!

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Just caught up w/ . Loved the intensity, silence, stillness. The quiet hints at the immensity of what happened. Great stuff.

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Read the 2010 Halloween Haiku Caption Contest Winners at gorelets.com: http://bit.ly/bylq8O

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Gorelets.com’s Halloween Haiku Caption Contest winner is FJ Bergmann (fibitz.com). Surprise 2nd Place prize to @tlrelf! http://bit.ly/b8waDJ

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When in doubt, VOTE FOR EDUCATION. The more people know, the better job we can do at solving all problems, across the board.

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(A personal favorite)

“winter morning at the crime scene”: hot iron fizzles / the radiator hisses / blood drops boil and spit

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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!

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Agreed @BrandonLayng — tameness is for pets, not wild animals. Horror writers are given license to go wild. Exercise that license!

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And furthermore @sarahhollowell: Pay attention to fringes. The periphery. The edge of the shadows. The quiet in the noise. The close beyond.

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Also @sarahhollowell : Expose the monstrosity and anxiety of everyday life. Show the crazies for what they really are. Be true to mankind.

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Yes @sarahhollowell : Scare yourself boldly. Get the fears out. Don’t censor. BE HONEST. Chances are good if it scares you, it will others.

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sarahhollowell @MikeArnzen Do you have anything to say (in 140 characters-ish) on the topic of writing horror?

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Gorelets.com Halloween Haiku contest closed to entries! Winner tba soon. THANKS to all for the creepy words.

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen