October 2011

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Left brain and right brain / go their separate ways, when sucked / through the eye sockets. Goodnight and Happy Halloween!

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One more and then I’m off…

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Follow @MecumHaiku author of and buy his new book, Dawn of Zombie Haiku! I enjoyed the daylong instigation gorelets.com/tweetnest/

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MecumHaiku Halloween is almost gone! Write me a before it’s too late!

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An undead gourmet / fashions the brains on their stems / into lollipops.

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scottEweinberg Hey look what @IMDb made: imdb.com/sections/horro…

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Milk means nothing now / to infants who crawl, undead — / seeking brain puree.

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Bloated zombie ticks. / Their heads get under your skin. / Shoot them anyway!

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TananariveDue Check out the @HuffingtonPost page. Cool! tinyurl.com/5t8dpfa

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No history here. / All the dead alive at once — / eating memories.

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They do not like brains. / They just want to eat something. / That understands them.

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Happy Halloween @MichaelBoatman_ ! We watched your “Soul Mates” episode of Criminal Minds tonight on DVR. Good scary stuff.

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How do they know that / comatose brains taste the best? / Something awakens.

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Track my challenge for the entire day at: gorelets.com/tweetnest/2011… Still going till I drop tonight. At least one an hour.

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Crazy cat lady / isn’t sure which of her hoard / is dead or alive.

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Intestinal tract / knots around his mandible. / He tugs — both untie.

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The very last brain / was swallowed without fanfare — / thus, terror ended.

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KaseyLansdale Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

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richs_poems Flesh-eating virus / littlest zombie of them all / has no head to shoot

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The undead toddler / chews on a Kewpie doll’s head / like she’s still teething.

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Blast from the zombified past. The “Brain Candy” video by @RDSPress: youtube.com/watch?v=eWiavM…

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My all day challenge continues till Midnight. Shambling room only. post.ly/3l7mX

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Awesomesaucem @poxypigtails! A Xmas halloween haiku is a clever idea!

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tordotcom We’re giving away the short story anthology Crucified Dreams from Tachyon Publications: dld.bz/aw5P7

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The crippled undead / are the saddest ones to shoot — / no misery left.

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@DTBerkowitz Keep ‘em coming

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Camp near the vultures. / They cry and swoop at dead meat: / a zombie alarm.

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EW ‘American Horror Story’ renewed for season two ow.ly/7eti1

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It’s zombie mother / who attacks the nice lady / in the shower stall.

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Wait by the gravestones — / easier to pick them off / when their heads surface.

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Aim for the head, but / try not to look in their eyes — / might still be human.

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All Day Challenge — plus an audio bonus over on gorelets.com post.ly/3l7mX via @MikeArnzen

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TheAuthorGuy The Painting of Hill House

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Deep in the ocean / blue whales groan for brain tissue — / opera of the dead.

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@snarkdogg You have my permission to use that haiku as an epigraph if you’d like the whole thing. Congrats on the anthology work!

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THANKS @snarkdogg It’s the zombie equivalent of “flowers in her hair” I believe.

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eyes transfixed on me / grim features so determined — / spiders in his beard

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Welcome back Michael Laimo @MLAIMO

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BFI “Art prepares a person for death. It helps one to make peace with the fact of mortality.” - Alexander Sokurov

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BTW: I am not writing all day to enter @MecumHaiku’s contest — I am disqualified for actually being undead. YOU should enter!

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RT @mental_floss 10 Bloody, Gory Horror-Themed Cakes —goo.gl/zx54bJ <-Evil Dead cake is great, but the oozy brain cupcake is best.

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In the library / even the Survival Guide / is blood-stained, unread.

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For @NicolePeeler: Can Twilight’s Tot Compete With Hollywood’s Freakiest Babies?! eonline.com/news/the_awful… via @eonline

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Just learned about “The Red Mask Girl” — an Asian urban legend — in this neat essay by Kristin Dearborn @NarfNitsirk seoulistmag.com/articles/read/…

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it’s not ironic / when the undead bangs your head / against the headboard

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RT @MecumHaiku “Happy Day!” <- to celebrate both Ryan’s new book and the holiday, I’m tweeting a marathon of these. Join in.

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head soft as grapefruit — / a tiny hand clutches out / between the crib rails

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I deploy decoys / and take aim when they choke on / the taxidermy.

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Heidi Klum wins all Halloween costume contests for 2011. Don’t even bother having one: splashnewsonline.com/2011-10-31/hei…

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All Day Challenge — plus an audio bonus over on gorelets.com post.ly/3l7mX

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The stiffness of death / crackles worst in the jawline / — so close to deaf ears.

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@tanyatwombly Please add the hashtag to your poems so the rest of the world can have their brains melted by your weirdness.

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trashcans at the curb / the lids like dining tray domes — / mother’s in the bags

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I’ll be posting all day as a personal challenge. When I’m not otherwise making sacrifices to the Many Tentacled Pan Goat God.

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sfsignal Congrats to all the winners of the 2011 World Fantasy Awards & Lifetime Achievement Winnesfsignal.com/12694j2011

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For Halloween, follow @MecumHaiku and read/contribute to the hashtag. Get his new “Dawn of” book, too: amazon.com/gp/product/144…

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First “Zombie Steve Jobs” to knock on my door today gets an apple…with razor blades in it.

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Happy Halloween to my new subscribers who have won Exquisite Corpse DVDs for signing up at gorelets.com. Contest is now ended. Thx!

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“Skullrise”: Annual Halloween wallpaper from gorelets.com post.ly/3ks1M

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Here’s your Halloween movie research link: EVIL DOLL MOVIES: roberthood.net/blog/index.php…

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RT @brainpicker How to dress like Edward Gorey and his characters j.mp/tQ6QZX <-Please let this be the next fashion craze!

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Miraculously there is one DVD left in the free Exquisite Corpse contest. Next subscriber to The Goreletter nabs it! gorelets.com

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Free DVD contest almost over:… twitter.com/#!/MikeArnzen/…

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Just in time for Halloween and : Tim Waggoner Prompts Go Live post.ly/3kDle

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AngelaPardue Getting a DVD of “Exquisite Corpse” from @MikeArnzen. Pretty awesome, no? Go check out gorelets.com.

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Act quick: there’s a contest for a free DVD on my twitter account:… fb.me/1l6PYK9Nv

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And here’s another haikruel (brand new just for you)!

Preparations

I sharpen my knife
with blood instead of… fb.me/NYgFOsVK

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MecumHaiku ZOMBIE HAIKU CONTEST! Tag your gross poem w/ . Winner, picked on the 31st, gets a signed copy of my latest zombie book. Retweet!

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Pls RT. Next three people to sign up for my horror newsletter at gorelets.com will get a free DVD (w/o case) of “Exquisite Corpse”!

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vivve This costume really takes “baby costume” to an entirely new level. Wow. arnzen.posterous.com/a-baby-costume…

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The link to @Coverville’s halloween podcast: coverville.com A country western version of Jackson’s Thriller? Yes.

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Listening to @Coverville’s Annual Halloween episode. Some fun tracks on this awesome ‘cover song’ podcast.

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MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction: Blog Hop with Jeremy Bates for Halloween + Prize! manygenres.blogspot.com/2011/10/mgoc-b…

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Currently signing ltd edition pages for Studies in Horror Film: The Exorcist. Mr. Blatty and Ligotti are in it too: centipedepress.com/studieshorror/…

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My new favorite web series! Ghastly Lugosi’s Putrid Poetry Parlour ghastlylugosi.com

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@FellUponThieves I had the best day today at SHU, ending with Dr. Arnzen sharing his horror poetry. So awesome! <-Thx DJ! Fun class. Boom!

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@ewazoo23 Prepare to be horrified, Dr. Dubski’s EL 233 class! You will be marked as absent…of sanity for the sad remainder of your lives!

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kathrynschulz Americans in Halloween costumes, 1875-1955. Genuinely spooky. bit.ly/tO9S6d

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tape A Heartbreaking Kraftwerk of Staggering Genius

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wwnorton The Bauhaus of Mirth

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RT @Live_for_Films Ben Affleck will direct Stephen King’s The Stand liveforfilms.com/2011/10/22/ben…

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RDSPress Here is the artwork we’ll be using for the cover of ARCHITECTURES OF POSSIBILITY by Lance Olsen. It’s by Ivan Titor. fb.me/B6EO4sgJ

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heidirubymiller A Terrifying Mind: Review of Many Genres, One Craft thepowerof1voice.blogspot.com/2011/10/twp-cr… @MikeArnzen

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TheAVClub : Despite the low grades, we’re really enjoying this awful, awful show. avc.lu/nIeiCT

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Tweet_Shrieks My @MikeArnzen -inspired list poem “Bad Candy” now up at Bizarro Central: bizarrocentral.com/2011/10/23/bad…. Pass them out to trick-or-treaters!

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My wife sketched these pumpkins — print & it could be fun Halloween coloring page for kidgorelets.com/gallery/Renate…Nib9

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The top book I would recommend for is actually @neilhimself’s Now We Are Sick neilgaiman.com/works/Books/No… allhallowsread.com

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categardner Developing a spot on my nose. Actually, I think the spot is developing a person. :O

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RT @CynthiaRavinski amazon links: the ‘m’ looks like an R and N squished - arnzn, which to me reads Arnzen. Subliminal marketing! <-SHH! lol

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A Baby Costume for Halloween post.ly/3emE5

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@JasonJackMiller @bizarroguy @heidirubymiller From what I’ve read, Arnzenitis is a funereal disease.

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theJessMcHugh Can I get a “hell yes”?! 100 Jolts by @MikeArnzen twitgoo.com/4rb6g8

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Bohemian Rhapsodies by Inanimate Objects - @ Michael Arnzen’s weird weblog - gorelets.com fb.me/G8dueXHB

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MrTeller - I just pressed the Mute button and there I was in the room.

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Just dug “YELLO lost again” by Calla frontman @aurelio_valle via aureliovalleproject.com

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Changes are afoot behind the scenes at michaelarnzen.com fb.me/CQChkvNY

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Liking the new @Delicious. How close are we to having it available as an autopost option via @posterous ? Looking forward to that.

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Root canal during Halloween season? Not fair @snarkdogg!

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CWLaSart Follow anyone using the tag All the cool kids are doing it!

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If only for the irony, please buy me this for Xmas: cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/…

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Scalin’s SKULL A DAY post.ly/3cSTs

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Charlie Kaufman opens up about his writing process: “Storytelling is inherently dangerous.” guardian.co.uk/film/2011/oct/…

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Proofreading galleys for The Gorelets Omnibus. No: Omnomnomnibus. Because it WILL eat your face off your skull bones and not stop there.

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The new iphone recommends places to bury bodies. Score! thisismynext.com/2011/10/12/sir…

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Photos from Frostburg Small / Regional Press Fair 2011 post.ly/3avHO

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More details about where to go for the events at the W Maryland Small/Regional Press Festival in Frostburg tomorrow: michaelarnzen.com/come-to-the-we…

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Heidi Ruby Miller: Event: Western Maryland Small Press Festival fb.me/VZkS90De

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heidirubymiller at the Western Maryland Small Press Festival this Saturday! heidirubymiller.blogspot.com/2011/10/event-… @JasonJackMiller @MikeArnzen

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Enjoy the “Writer’s Workshop of Horror” book @John_F_Taylor ! The advice in that one is EXCELLENT across the board.

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“Auto corrupt” — clever idea @snarkdogg &a@MikeBrendanndan [Though I think it already exists and was implanted in me brainz by alien vampires]

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Q: “Are there other stories in the collection…specifically about murder?” Poe: “I’m afraid so.” : imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3…

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dreadmedia Incredible! Doing it again because I refused to misspell tumbler! RT @The_DustinBaker Nice. fakecriterions.tumblr.com

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The Secret to Horror Fiction — Discovered! post.ly/3XU7q

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flash365tweets @saltpublishing Hi there. I’m putting together a list of people’s favourite flash-fiction writers, published and un-published. Please RT.

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HWA info up on the next (2012) Stoker Weekend for @HorrorWriters : stokers2012.org

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mypetskeleton Zombie Caterpillars ~ This is pretty cool: bit.ly/oYhdve

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eleanorstrouser Sign of the times. twitpic.com/6x7ahg

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mental_floss 7 Photos of Steve Jobs Playing with Photo Booth —goo.gl/TtqRRI

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WatcherLinda How times have changed. :) RT @jonbutlerlwm: You’ve Got Mail! twitpic.com/6wgt1u

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Last month’s “Virtual Book Tour” for Many Genres One Craft is pretty impressive: manygenres.blogspot.com/2011/10/many-g… Good prep!

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matt_cardin William Peter Blatty talks about rewriting “The Exorcist” for its 40th anniversary awe.sm/5WWVf

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And there totally should be a Lovecraftian children’s comic book called The Doom that Came to Sesame Street.

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@MikeBrendan Yes, it’s taken from his short story, the Nyarlothupolupogus.

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sarahw Hmm. RT @magiciansbook Your favorite author, brought to you by a wealthy patron. Or Kickstarter, which could be worse: bit.ly/oLJX3M

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The Necronomnomnomicon. a.k.a., The Book of the Fed.

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heidirubymiller MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT Virtual Book Tour manygenres.blogspot.com/2011/10/many-g… @MikeArnzen @wdprescott @JustAfterSunset @ryanmwilliams

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theresacrater Got the new writing text Many Genres/One Craft. Like it.

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Thanks Benjamin @bxwretlind … excellent recommendation!

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How many films from the 70s still maintain an updated website like The Exorcist? theexorcist.warnerbros.com Source for my Halloween wallpaper!

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Today I updated both the blog and the newsletter software at my website at gorelets.com Pls click around, subscribe, comment, etc.

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UncleBlazer So many goth kids work at this hardware store it’s like an Edgar Allan Home Depot.

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microcosms Adrift in the spacecraft / he let the engineering bay remain ablaze / because flame was the only thing left / to remind him of Earth.//MA

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one more retweet from the fantabulous @microscosms twitterzine…. with thanks to SMW for the feature.

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@JasonJackMiller and @heidirubymiller Grazi! See you guys at the Small Press Fair soon!

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@tanyatwombly I would like to imagine that you just wrote the world’s first “Ted Bundy: Vampire” poem in that tweet.

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Glad to hear the surge went well, @sheldonhigdon You shaved yet? :-)

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microcosms Clear://A suicidal doctor / brainstorms / with sick glee / while lubricating the defibrillator.//MA

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microcosms Cthudude://Handlebar mustache / tentacles out / above a puckering beak / eyeholes suctioning air / like his entire face is thirsty.//MA

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Happy October! @microcosms published some of my sf/horror poetry today, including this one…

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Come to “Western MD Small Press Festival” Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm…. fb.me/124JKpqo1

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egolikeness Throughout October I will be doing a series called ,”Daily day of the dead.” Today’s is ,”Dead Weather.” fb.me/1e3uuzM2m

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UndeadRat Hellnotes reports: Dr. Sleep — Stephen King’s Sequel To The Shining bit.ly/o8heo8 Here a reading from the work in progress.

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ChristophGreuet Watch strange and scary 5 minutes for Ryan Murphy’s new series ‘American horror story’. is.gd/ySxW0L @AHSFX

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TVandShit Hannah Peel - Tainted Love youtu.be/gW2HX1pdIGc An amazing cover song from the brilliant American Horror Story promos.

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TVGuide Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk on the 6 six things that inspired American Horror Story bit.ly/rmpCWg @FXNetworks

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“Dusting the Cables”: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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All the best wishes for the aureliovalleproject.com to @aurelio_valle

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“Poe’s Lighthouse” — stories that complete a lost fragment by Edgar Allan Poe! Now up for preorder on @amazon: amazon.com/gp/product/193…

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen