February 2013

LA_mag With help from the public, we think we can! RT @kcrw: Can @LA_mag help catch a killer? ow.ly/i6Cpi

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“Wet Cement: Transgression and Risk in Fiction” is my class at this June’s ‘In Your Write Mind’ workshop: inyourwritemind.setonhill.edu

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DogCon (@RDSPress) will be held at Confluence 2013 in Pittsburgh. I’m there. fb.me/2EeQKMh6e

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josephcabato Fun explaining the device; VO by Hitch “@Hollywood_Tweet:The MacGuffin - Alfred Hitchcock tinyurl.com/d964v9l

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@Spencer6sick6 Good point — how can it be the “last” and yet also be a sequel? lol Even so… I’ll probably watch it. Research!

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Orycon We’ll have another sister convention next year! The 2014 World Horror Convention will take place in Portland in… fb.me/uU4pIH7g

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Mastication Publications cover for Instigation: Creative on the Dark Side by Michael Arnzen twy.la/13Zt7mn

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RDSPress Awesome cover art for the PoeDown CD (Poe-try slam between Arnzen and Stephanie Wytovich. Just one of the many… fb.me/1XKaCDYjp

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PMPressBooks Our latest foray into true crime, London Knight’s AMITYVILLE: HOUSE of LIES.

112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, NY,… fb.me/CEXMK963

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Fridge of the Damned: production complete! gorelets.com/blog/ambulatio…

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Renate’s fantastic cover graphic for INSTIGATION: Prompts on the Dark Side:… fb.me/zGZpEvMO

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The cover art for the PoeDown CD (Poe-try slam between Arnzen and Stephanie Wytovich @JustAfterSunsetfb.me/1yDlx6Lrh

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Behind the Fridge: A look at the Tin Case for the magnetic word set! flic.kr/p/dXPNgp

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The Fridge of the Damned has arrived at the publisher! Pic of the tins: fb.me/2HAWeuYI4

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RealCliveBarker There are no limits.

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Fridge backers: reminder to fill out the survey for your reward mailings if you haven’t done so yet. Good things coming in weeks ahead!

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Final test of CDs for the Fridge kickstarter rewards — listening to them in the car stereo — passed! :-) Eager to send these out soon.

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AlaskanNovelist Teens..I write to give them weapons–in the form of words and ideas-that will help them fight their monsters. Sherman Alexie

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Instigation: “Close your eyes and visualize the last thing you ate. Describe the digestion process in prose poetry.” gorelets.com/books/masticat…

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HorrorWriters The 2012 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot announced! horror.org/blog/?p=3211

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RDSPress I’ve pulled ahead of @bizarroguy by one follower! Can you RT to help me stay ahead? @KCeresWright @MikeArnzen @Magoo666 @AlienRedrum

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Just uncovered @pattonoswalt’s fab ’31 Horror Stories’ ‘spew’ reviews. Patton, you should edit an antho! pattonoswalt.com/index.cfm?page…

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dkolodji Just noticed a review of one of my haiku here - Is Twitter Getting Literary? voices.yahoo.com/is-twitter-get… via @ycontributor

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RDSPress From Arnzen: I’m excited to see how people will respond to Instigation…I want to see a raging inferno come out of..fb.me/1yJprK0ZvG0

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@brideofchuckyy Coolness! I mostly mess with a mixed up pile of Zombie and Vampire Original Magnetic Poetry sets, too. Good mixers!

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Spinning an oldie for Odd Men Out author, Matt Betts. gorelets.com/demos/DISCO.ht…fb.me/K8aWzrsm

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PghFilms We’re just a few days away! This Saturday from 2-4pm at the Homestead Waterfront Barnes and Noble, I will be… fb.me/2fqrDpkKD

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3th3rs3c We must realize is NOT real. It is a product of thoughts we create. Danger is real. Fear is a choice. youtu.be/q68re9Gwirc

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Production update on the Instigation ebook: gorelets.com/mastication/qu… fb.me/1XtwD2uAH

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Finishing up the “double-live cd” rewards for Fridge backers. Peek behind the scenes:… fb.me/2fVytsdJI

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@sblackmoore I think Corpse Water is a stiff drink all on its own. (insert corny rimshot here).

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Tonight’s episode: Quark contemplates fratricide when Rom returns from the dentist…with a Gold-Pressed Latinum tooth.

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Inspiration From the - Conjoined / Vampire / Vulture

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@earlfando @KornyToneheiser @BeeRidgway @cathydalton @earlfando Hey, the T is silent. Or at least I wished twit was. :-)

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Never forget that “wit” is at the root of “twitter.”

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Done mastering CD2 of the double-live set for the Fridge kickstarter backers. Busy, creative weekend.

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Surf the “Customers Also Bought Items By” links on your amazon author page and follow each one with a twitter feed! amazon.com/gp/entity/-/B0…

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Made good progress on the Instigation ebook today. 365 writing prompts + 31 story restarters + more! :-) gorelets.com/books/masticat…

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@Monaveli_b I haven’t seen Hills 2 yet. On my “DVD bargain bin hunting someday” shopping list. Watch it and journal about it for class?

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Someone should start a coffee house called “The Creamertorium”!

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@DavidKM LOL. Great idea for those on a diet! :-)

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paulwester Retirement: Scarier Than Freddy Krueger nyti.ms/XXyGjk - Wes Craven has a future in retirement advice.

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Invention: make the entire surface of the fridge magnetic instead of making me buy kitschy magnets. Get on that, appliance manufacturers!

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poemsoncrime Join @katcop13 @MikeArnzen @bcmystery @Tweet_Shrieks @macavityabc for 30 Days of The 5-2: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2013/01/30-day…

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@patrick_swenson Stomp your foot on the pedal and sustain the moment. Best wishes. You going to WHC in Portland 2014? I really hope to.

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@poemsoncrime G: I’d be happy to join the blog tour for the 5-2 on Thurs., 4/4. As in .44 Magnum. Folks: look-see poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2013/01/30-day…

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One of my fave writers, David B. Silva, sends free horror stories routinely from his newsletter: davidbsilva.com Check it.

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@patrick_swenson Wow! Nice image, Patrick. Sounds gothic. Good luck with your current fiction.

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If you appreciate uniqueness, novelty, surprise and stone cold freakiness, you should all follow one of my favorite publishers: @RDSPress

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@sandcoleman Bonus CDrs is yours for playing. I need your postal address for the prize; DM or email via info on gorelets.com

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@Monaveli_b Congrats! One of the CDrs is yours. I need your postal address for the prize, DM or email via contact on michaelarnzen.com

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@ForrestAguirre Congrats! Just got your DM — prize should arrive in the week ahead. THANK YOU!

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@MCONeill2 Congrats! Just got your DM — prize should arrive in the week ahead. THANK YOU!

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@ForrestAguirre Congrats! One of the CDrs is yours. I need your postal address for the prize, email or via contact on michaelarnzen.com

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Snoozt? Loozt! Sorry: the RT Contest is over. Free CDrs are going to @MCONeill2
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@Monaveli_b DM/email your addies.

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Just hit 3K followers. To celebrate: RT this post before :45 after the hour for a chance to win a free signed CDr of “The Bleu Man Group”!

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Working on the “signed poem on a postcard” rewards for Fridge backers. Peek behind the scenes:… fb.me/yydTi2wE

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Announcing the Goreletter contest winners! :… fb.me/1YdkearLT

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@JasonJackMiller My pleasure. No one makes flapjacks like iChop!

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You can still get our Meat Shots -book free for subscribing to the Mastication Pubs newsletter: twy.la/VWSTcG

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HorrorWriters HWA 2012 Specialty Press Award Goes to Centipede Press horror.org/blog/?p=3185

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HorrorWriters BARKER & MCCAMMON win Lifetime Horror Award horror.org/blog/?p=3154

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@MikeArnzen (That was supposed to read:) @RDSPress announces DogCon2! fb.me/1XAcJE8aS

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@RDSPpress announces “DogCon2” will be held in conjunction with Confluence Pittsburgh this July. I’ll be there! fb.me/1XAcJE8aS

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librarythingtim In Ryleh Cthulhu / lay dreaming, but woke, so I / hit him with a boat. bit.ly/uYwvB4

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@michaelkingram Be proud. Scrawl is inherently scary. And “Butch” is well done!

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The Goreletter newsletter contest ends at Midnight est. See the ‘contestatorium’ here: gorelets.com/cgi-bin/dada/m… … Subscribers only.

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My students’ drawings of “X” from Matheson’s “Born of Man and Woman”:… fb.me/1VPm3lB8l

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hopelessjen @MikeArnzen Relevant to your interests: twitter.com/budgie/status/…

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Life is like a box of chocolates… melted and drizzled among the rest of the stomach contents at the end of the night on February 14th.

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captplothole Cover reveal was so much fun! goo.gl/glcfZ Thanks for the support, everyone! @heidirubymiller @dlepsch @dlepsch

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RDSPress Be still my beating heart @MikeArnzen from tinyurl.com/ambje9m

Thanks for supporting Preston Black!

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“Crush” - my horror poem in fridge magnets — flic.kr/p/dTPgft — Happy Valentine’s Day, all you weirdos in love.

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(A personal favorite)

“Gourmet”: He prefers ceramic blades / relishing the gritty whisper / of their sterile friction / against the bones beneath.

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theJessMcHugh The Gorelets Omnibus : Meaty lumps with bite/ Slice brain and grateful gullet/ Piquant Papercuts @MikeArnzen

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@theJessMcHugh Great one, Jess! You’re officially entered in the Goreletter contest! (Deadline tomorrow, people!)

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Urbanomic announces Collapse Vol. 8: “Casino Real”: urbanomic.com/pub_collapse8.… This academic journal continues to do amazingly fresh things.

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RT @ruckawriter “If I don’t see you [at WHC2014] there will be blood.” <-Also, when I’m there, let’s go out for milkshakes! :-) @hopelessjen

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Alex_Austin Write as if you were dying. And assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case.

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@lawrenceschimel This is an outrage, Lawrence. I’m very sorry to hear it.

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@hopelessjen @ruckawriter I’m very excited about WHC 2014 landing in Portlandia! It will be great to see you guys again.

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ONE DAY LEFT in the Goreletter “book haiku” contest. Subscribers only:… fb.me/1oPa8lMsI

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Just heard the news that @worldhorror convention 2014 will be held in Portland, OR. Strong likelihood this ex-Oregonian will be attending!

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Hammer Films, Saw Franchise, Texas Chainsaw Massacre… Horror is a Hardware Store.

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jimchines The Alpha SF/F Workshop for Young Writers is holding a scholarship fundraiser. Go forth and check it out! alphafundraiser.wordpress.com/donate/

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@larazontally Hi Lara! Sadly, I won’t be at ICFA this year, but I hope to next. Please proudly represent “spleenpunk” on my behalf! :-)

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This one is raising hackles, I think: “Why Science Fiction Poetry is Embarrassingly Bad”: amazingstoriesmag.com/2013/02/why-sc…

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For posterity: the huge contents listing of The Gorelets Omnibus is here. Print and insert in book for reference: gorelets.com/books/the-gore…

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Ironically, this neat “Zombie Cookie Jar Head” has a choking hazard warning. Um…is your baking the hazard? amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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I belatedly renewed my membership in @HorrorWriters and @sfpoetry earlier today. Tradition.

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A disgruntled reader slams our multi-award winning, widely acclaimed book, Many Genres One Craft: amazon.com/Many-Genres-On…

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“Crush”: A Fridge of the Damned-inspired valentine’s poem…. fb.me/1USVKRdXL

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HeadlineBooks 5 STAR from a writing instructor for MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT. amzn.to/U18zqZ @heidirubymiller @JasonJackMiller

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Silence of the Cramps

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There Will Be Blood

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Sam__Weller The very last piece of writing Ray Bradbury did, through dictation to me. He edited this days before he left us. huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012…

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1 week left to enter the Goreletter newsletter contest. See the ‘contestatorium’ here: gorelets.com/cgi-bin/dada/m… Subscribers only.

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Today’s is a classic: 1953’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”: gorelets.com/blog/saturday-…

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The “Munich Child.” Some hypothesize this inspired the munchkins in Oz. Germany is awesome. fb.me/2c4R2eFGA

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@dlepsch @MikeMehalek Did someone bury the snow angel?

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What if zombies joined the police force? Look for Habeas Corpses coming soon from @NikkiHopeman nikkihopeman.com

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@boden_steiner Right on! You might like The Gorelets Omnibus or Proverbs for Monsters next. gorelets.com/books

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“Soon he comes!” (the pizza delivery man!) blogs.citypages.com/food/2011/01/p…

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Free copy of the lushly designed “Meat Shots” ebook when you subscribe to Mastication Publications’ newsletter: masticationpublications.com

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@aDexterMorgan Sadie’s Donuts. (as in deSade). :-)

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poemsoncrime Our recently-added $11 t-shirt inspired by @MikeArnzen’s Fridge of the Damned magnetic horror poetry tiles: cafepress.com/mf/76228897/52…

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God Freaks Self Out By Lying Awake Contemplating Own Immortality onion.com/WDWXcG via @TheOnion

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The poll has ended: white text on red magnetic tiles will be used for The Fridge of the Damned! gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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For just a split second, I thought the Budweiser was going to trample its owner for selling him off like a slave to Bud.

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@g_so I love all color schemes for fridge magnets. But in the survey I voted for Red with white text, like the original online edition.

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@MadeleineSwann Lil Eye is rolling his eye! Very cute!

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sheldonhigdon @MikeArnzen The Dark Halftime

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@g_so I like the 5-2 t-shirt design, Gerald!

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@ASouthernYankee And to quote Johnny Rotten: “Problem? The problem is you.” :-)

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PoeticSpace “Poetry scholars and critics say the Web is the medium of choice for discussion of contemporary poetry.” iwu.edu/news/2013/01-t…

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@MadeleineSwann Thanks Madeleine! I can only imagine what it might Instigate in you. Hope you’re well. How is Li’l Eye doing?

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@Slate Amazing subversive toys. I’m waiting for the Happy Meal key to the atomic football.

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g_so Seeking your opinions on this t-shirt redesign, somewhat inspired by @MikeArnzen’s Fridge of the Damned: cafepress.com/mf/76181992/52…

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Fridge of the Damned: A Raging Success! A look back:… fb.me/2oDc5p6pl

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jessasobczuk Are the Ravens responsible for the fall of the house of Edgar Allan Poe? zite.to/Wi850x via @Zite

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MikeBeardsall RIP Speedwagon

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I’ll stop with the fun now. [Just recalled I did this with The Who a few Super Bowl Sundays ago: gorelets.com/blog/snippets-…

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OccultDetective The Talking Headstones

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The Gone Gones

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InternetMayor Roy Orbituaryson

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You see a football game. I see a story idea featuring a voodoo battle between an addled EA Poe and a crusty old goldminer in the Bayou.

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Just cast my votes in the Bram Stoker Award prelim ballot from @HorrorWriters. An eclectic mix. Best wishes to the nominees.

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Thank You for Funding the Fridge! flic.kr/p/dRAL7v

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Hidden grandfather / nothing is as it appears / read between the lines (reader for Meat Shots): librarything.com/work/13473219

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Check out “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Wicked Bird Media — a New England horror doc on Kickstarterkck.st/WKzOExW

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Today’s is “Infant Intolerable” by Peter J. Casey: gorelets.com/blog/saturday-…

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13 days remain in “book haiku” contest for email subscribers to The Goreletter. Sign up at gorelets.com 3… fb.me/1w0xfrUEC

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If you pledged to The Fridge of the Damned (YAY!), be sure to vote for the text/magnet color scheme: kickstarter.com/projects/natha…

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We’re funded! Thank you so much everybody! fb.me/QoKN1rsD

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@Flyye01 I think you got in the door! It’s now at 111 backers at $3031 THANK YOU Suzanne and to all pledgers for your generous support!

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Fridge of the Damned. kck.st/YUsPdL
We doubled our pledge goal with 110 backers at $3006. Rewards coming in 3/13. Magnets in tins!

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The Fridge of the Damned kickstarter. SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED. STRETCH GOAL REACHED. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Back to your regular twitter stream…

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1 minute remains! All in! The Fridge of the Damned gets kicked to life, but you may miss your chance for rewards: kck.st/YUsPdL

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2 minutes remain. Will you regret missing this opportunity for The Fridge of the Damned? I think so! kck.st/YUsPdL

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Last call for pledges to The Fridge of the Damned! It’s secret light will go out in just THREE MINUTES! :-) Click fast! kck.st/YUsPdL

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Only three minutes remain!. Time to pledge and get our wonderful horror poetry magnet collection. Act lightning quick: kck.st/YUsPdL

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MichelleRLane Support @MikeArnzen’s Fridge of the Damned, damn it!

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In five minutes the Fridge of the Damned will close its metallic mouth on your fingers. Raid it now for ebooks!: kck.st/YUsPdL

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6 minutes to go! Last chance to get original Play Dead art, a cover design or so many horror goodies. Great gifts!: kck.st/YUsPdL

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In 7 minutes: The end of The Fridge of the Damned campaign arrives along with the end of my incessant plugging! :-) kck.st/YUsPdL

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In 8 mins you’ll lose the chance to get publishing rights to an Arnzen story you can prompt (and lotsa goodies): kck.st/YUsPdL

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Just 9 minutes left to get rare audio cds, a batch of my ebooks and crazy poetry magnets and more for a bargain: kck.st/YUsPdL

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10 minutes left to get a batch of my ebooks and crazy fridge magnets for a great price: kck.st/YUsPdL

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12 mins left to get a one of a kind horror poetry magnet set - The Fridge of the Damned!: kck.st/YUsPdL

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14 mins remain to grab a copy for Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side for a buck: kck.st/YUsPdL

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Forgive the blitz… but a drum roll for the end of the Fridge of the Damned kickstarter begins now: 15 minutes left kck.st/YUsPdL

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@newmanjam @YouTube Awesome book trailer, James. Congrats on the upcoming releases!

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@ToddRMoody @kickstarter Thanks Todd for backing the fridge! Enjoy the bizarre poetry magnets!

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Only 60 minutes left to nab a set/reward: Michael A. Arnzen’s Fridge of the Damned magnetic word kit Kickstarter kck.st/YUsPdL

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Last call! The Fridge of the Damned closes its door on your hands in about 3 hours. Unique rewards:… fb.me/1iprrS2hy

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Only 2.5 hours remain to raid The Fridge of the Damned on kickstarter (fully funded/stretch goal met) for some goodies. kck.st/YUsPdL

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Only 6 hours remain to raid The Fridge of the Damned on kickstarter (fully funded/stretch goal met) for some goodies. kck.st/YUsPdL

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“Everywhere is/ Fitch & Crombies / Vampire Zombies…” : gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne… Reversal of

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Fridge of the Damned’s door closes at dinnertime tonight! Last chance to get poetry magnets and unique rewards: kck.st/YUsPdL

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen