September 2013

Enjoying Manix from @GraveyardCallin. Good Halloween mood music — like a John Carpenter soundtrack. Cassette rocks: graveyardcalling.bandcamp.com/album/dawn-dar…

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1 Month till . Start planning: Sampler from INSTIGATION: CREATIVE PROMPTS ON THE DARK SIDE: scribd.com/doc/130789529/…

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Photo: Steampunk King of Spades from the Bicycle Alchemy II Deck.  Via Justine’s Halloween. tmblr.co/ZgGSZrwPfKKr

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Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side is (finally) on Google Play, for those who read on android devices… fb.me/31VJQLFwp

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I actually watched Tron 3D last night. Opening screen warns some parts are intentionally 2D. The characters? Unintentionally so.

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@herodfel @Cacotopos Always intrigued by a good theme. Deadlines are my devil now, but happy to consider. via gorelets.com or DM

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Hey, West Virginia: I’ll be signing at the Morgantown B&N on Dec 1st alongside a lot of writers from @HeadlineBooks gorelets.com/events/headlin…

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Photo: The Harbingers from the wonderfully weird game, The Binding of Isaac by Edmund McMillen. This game is… tmblr.co/ZgGSZrwFxNfr

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Play Dead: ” a wonderful surprise.. Entertaining, memorable, gruesome fun!” @JasonJackMiller review on GoodReads: goodreads.com/review/show/16…

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Event calendar updated with signings to come in Pittsburgh, Manassas, Morgantown, Portland gorelets.com/upcoming-arnze…

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My event calendar is down, but I can announce I’ll be signing at CMU bookstore in Pittsburgh the afternoon of October 19th w/@RDSPress

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DaveranaEnterpr is something that can all. What do you do to help promote this?

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@JeremyCShipp Food fit for an Attic Clown. Driving the Ice Cream Hearse down the block, a warbling calliope pouring out from the horns.

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Thanks @ReadJackiKing! It’s : Creative Prompts on the Dark Side. Wherever ebooks are sold, or directly: masticationpublications.com

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@JeremyCShipp Take your salad up a notch with Balsamic Chocolate Sauce and Grated Rainbow Sprinkles. Bam!

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POEM: “Costume Skin Machine” by Stephanie Wytovich (@JustAfterSunset) flic.kr/p/gda9um

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@RDSPress @JasonJackMiller @bizarroguy @heidirubymiller @KCeresWright Happy booksigning today at the Baltimore Book Festival !

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G+: Android users and fans of Google Play: Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side is now available for..plus.google.com/10618638523940…p2

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Price drop on my 2nd novel, Play Dead, for the Kindle — just $1.99 for now: amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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TIP: If you’re really feeling besieged by the world, just start singing “Happy Worst Day to Me” and you’ll either cheer up or die laughing.

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@itsWanda I didn’t realize that…thanks for the tip.

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Just saw the upcoming Kindle Paperwhite includes a “time left to read this chapter” footer! Cool feature. amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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@Rocket_Pixie VDO in Chained was amazing - as if his Bug from Men in Black was the lead in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer!

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Finally saw Chained imdb.com/title/tt198947… A gripping serial killer film. Loved it. Thx for the rec @JustAfterSunset and @LeeAllenHoward

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ALERT: Pittsburgh Zombie Outbreak! pghzombieoutbreak.com

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My “Halloween Dinner” photo is surging in reads… people must be planning a head… hope they’re not planning THIS: flickr.com/photos/gorelet…

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Photoset: Roughing the ticker. moshita: Heart Vs. Brain Giant Heart and Brain character suits for renowned… tmblr.co/ZgGSZrw60xAz

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Photo: Queen of Spades as Wicked Witch. playingcardcollector: Playing Card Art: Playing Cards by Inkadinkado… tmblr.co/ZgGSZrw1vzvV

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Celebrate the sneak.

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debbrownbooks Roses are red. Violets aren’t blue. The original poem was incorrect so I fixed it for you.

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RDSPress Really enjoyed Arnzen’s photos from KillerCon. Check ‘em out! fb.me/11ekhWeSI

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The License Lab : Haunted Arcade - IF PACMAN HAD FANGS. “Haunted Arcade” by S. Ecoff calls itself a… tmblr.co/ZgGSZrv_2Atu

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Photos from KillerCon V: gorelets.com/blog/ambulatio… Please feel free to… fb.me/2RigbuYuN

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@raingraves I know…it really zoomed right by and we never had a real chance to catch up. Hopeful for next time!

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@MichaelPaulDell HAH! You’re a wonder wall, Michael Paul.

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@NocturneTomDeja Wow! Could be the start of something…

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@MarcyRockwell lol…TRUE! Something compelled me to break the fork, as well as my own premise!

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@Nukegumby @AdamRPepper Right on guys. I’ll be there too and can’t wait.

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Your 3 words: Mirrorball. Broken fork. Oasis.

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(A personal favorite)

“The cops?” He paused and whittled air, anticipating murder to come. “Let’s give them something to chalk about.” His lover smiled.

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@MarcyRockwell Really enjoyed your contributions to the panel and I’m looking forward to your book. Long live @sfpoetry .

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At Killercon last weekend, people dropped by my signing table and made Fridge of the Damned poems. See photos on… fb.me/1Xk7s8l2y

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“Chiaroscuro Worms” - poem by Marsheila Rockwell @MarcyRockwell flic.kr/p/g6L2HN

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John Palisano discovers NERVES in the horror fridge magnet kit @johnpalisano flic.kr/p/g6LDiH

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Rain Graves Conjures Poetry at the display @raingraves flic.kr/p/g6LbNQ

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“Zipper Hook Rhythm” - KillerCon poem by Chris Welch flic.kr/p/g6LDsa

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“Unstoppable Demons” - KillerCon poem by @MonicaJORourke flic.kr/p/g6KMip

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“Strong Chunks” - KillerCon poem by @CarltonMellick3 flic.kr/p/g6LDpe

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“Unctuous Human” - KillerCon poem by @JeffMariotte flic.kr/p/g6LDkM

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“Conjuring Nerves” - KillerCon poem by @johnpalisano flic.kr/p/g6KMde

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“Sick Wet Demons” - KillerCon poem by @WDGagliani flic.kr/p/g6KMaD

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“Naked Hammer” - KillerCon poem by @raingraves flic.kr/p/g6L2ky

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Post- update: my series of photos is about to stream. Enjoy these fun fridge magnet poems by published authors and fans.

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proud of Habeas Corpse author @NikkiHopeman and gross-out contest-winner @Querus_Abuttu at las vegas

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‘csi’ panel with @NikkiHopeman @JeffMariotte Mike Mccarty, Marsheila Rockwell pic.twitter.com/XydHEWpzR1

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@MikeArnzen: @raingraves conjures up a poem at the booksigning…flickr gallery update soon! pic.twitter.com/ltbrtY0xIW

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attn friends: if you bought an EMPTY fridge of the damned tin you grabbed the display - contact me for replacement!

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MikeMehalek Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrnzeeeeen!
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@raingraves you were awesome on panel. sry i was delayed by lunch and missed yr 2pm :-(

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animatronic animal in stratosphere is a bit freaky pic.twitter.com/FNSqMaGrf2

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@WrathJW gave a phenom reading from his Voracious novella and Like Porno for Psychos collection. pic.twitter.com/ocFZEBTvDY

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i’ll sell horror poetry magnets for just $5 throughout - just ask me! get some at my reading 8:30 tonite or signing sat.

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@raingraves im here… hopefully i can attend yr reading. the four elements sounds fab!

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amazing panel on splatterpunk then and now pic.twitter.com/FBKQTIYUtQ

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Arnzen is reading a little bit of the ultraviolence tonight at 8:30pm. Just after tough-act-to-follow @WrathJW

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@raingraves poetry! love to hear some barfodder in the mix, rain!

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John Skipp and @EllenDatlow sign books after our fun panel on writing dialogue! pic.twitter.com/ZylaySO29Q

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in the haus at : Adam Pepper @CarltonMellick3 Jeff Burk in dealer’s room. pic.twitter.com/WHkeiVHmXU

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@badmoonbooks correction: PROOF of Death Poems. was beautiful! smell of leather…mmm.

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@badmoonbooks Roy Robbins unveils the beautiful leatherbound ed of Ligotti’s Death Poems. awesome. pic.twitter.com/QWbADP5314

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lunch was good. gene o’neill, chris marrs, michael bailey, eunice magill pic.twitter.com/mCUSwoYj8z

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@BrianKeene @MikeBrendan @TomMonteleone you’re here in spirit brian. just overheard a rising vs wwz discussion!

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enjoyed talking philosophy of art with you this morn @WrathJW — good way to begin the con!

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Every corpse in the Bodies exhibit (Luxor) is in an athletic pose. My fave is the whole body made of sections. Frisbee player.

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Remember “Sniglets”? Hmm…: youtube.com/watch?v=TixwF_…

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@misslazyj @John_F_Taylor I like the way you put that!

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@John_F_Taylor @misslazyj Thx guys! I always bail out on b/c that month is a weird stresspoint in day job, but I am considering!

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Play Dead, poetry magnets and Gorelets Omnibus will all be available at @KillerconLV - see me at the mass signing or my reading!

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heidirubymiller HAZARD YET FORWARD feat. @jkwarman @cherrymischivus @JasonJackMiller @MikeMehalek @megmims @MikeArnzen @RonGavalik buff.ly/152o4rK

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Photo: “Wet Nurse” — From Kingdom Death’s game description: “The Wet Nurse is a single minded monster that…tmblr.co/ZgGSZrvLkNZCQ

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Today’s google doodle of Foucault’s Pendulum hypnotized me into typing this.

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@MikeMehalek @punkmouse “Like David Blaine exploded” … yes… and then reassembles in the blink of an eye! MINDFREAK! lol

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@SimonCLarter Hah! The wax works much better that way, I agree.

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A song called “Acuphuncture” just popped up in my iTunes. Did spit take over that title. Groove to the rhythm of my funky piercing!

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@MikeMehalek UNCANNY! :-) Now that you’re reading Play Dead, you will see cards everywhere. Like this site: foundplayingcards.tumblr.com

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Agatha Knows Before You Do flic.kr/p/fVgAa7

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Video: Just discovered the expanded version of Rush’s 2112…as a Guitar Hero game questtmblr.co/ZgGSZrvJyLebOn

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Excellent zombie read coming soon from @BloodBoundBooks: Habeas Corpse by @NikkiHopeman Check out the cover: facebook.com/photo.php?fbid…

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RDSPress @MikeArnzen will be at KillerCon this weekend. Catch his reading at 8:30 pm on Friday! buff.ly/16c78ci

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RDSPress I’ve updated our site with a write-up on the asylum reading and a photo gallery. Got some great photos there!… fb.me/2WCElRLcX

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Photo: yourmommaluvsbatman: (via TumbleOn) tmblr.co/ZgGSZrvHLDVs

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My hope: will end with some riff on the opening breakfast sequence…maybe with steak and eggs in Argentina.

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tjcrowley Collapsing 4D Star Could Have Spawned Universe pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next… via @novapbs

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A horror flick secretly filmed at Disneyland. What could go wrong? motherjones.com/mixed-media/20… via @MotherJones Not sure if real; I like poster.

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@SimonCLarter Eye socket candle holder go melty melt down the nosey.

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@RDSPress asks “What do we do to top a reading in an asylum?” Reading at a NOTLD graveyard near Pittsburgh? @JustAfterSunset @bizarroguy

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Photo: Matt Gilgenbach’s “Neverending Nightmares” is a new horror game inspired by both the inventor’s own… tmblr.co/ZgGSZrvC5YXC

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Note to self. This is How You Die: machineofdeath.net/tihyd/

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@badbadpoet wp.me/p2mRv8-o9 — you really are a bad bad poet! Enjoyable process. ;-)

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Readers: check out Meat Shots — a neatly designed mini-chapbook of — still a free download here: gorelets.com/books/masticat…

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is the removal of masks. — Robert Bloch twy.la/1bl6gKl

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Here’s my schedule for next weekend. I want to meet you people. gorelets.com/events/killerc…

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Folks who attended our reading at the WV Lunatic Asylum yesterday got a free copy of the rare Psychos anthology: gorelets.com/books/masticat…

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@tucciredeye @JasonJackMiller @JustAfterSunset Neat! It was impressive that the Weston asylum was so close to the neighborhoods in town.

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Shots from today’s reading and exploration at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum:… fb.me/3cYifNhcm

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@JustAfterSunset @bizarroguy @RDSPress The asylum was fab, and thank you for sharing the stage with us, Wyto! Your reading was superb.

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Uncannily, my Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) shirt matched the paint in the Lunatic Asylum reading… fb.me/13qV2oirv

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@LeeAllenHoward @RDSPress Nice shots from the Lunatic reading on your fb book Lee! I esp like “Delusions of Grandeur”. :-) Happy writing.

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Writers who like prompts and want to try something different can sign up for the @describli beta here: signup.describli.com/?lrRef=nbIOJ7

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@bizarroguy nice photo from the insane reading! thx!

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I’m reading today at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in WV with @RDSPress poets @bizarroguy and @JustAfterSunset rawdogscreaming.com/reading-trans-…

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RDSPress Another preview for tomorrow. Mike decided to splice The Exorcist with Scanners as part of the challenge…. fb.me/2ngKn8zSb

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For your Friday the 13th! “Frantic Impulse” flic.kr/p/dZV4EC

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More info on the Lunatic Asylum reading event this Saturday in WV! Sanity is relative. Join us! fb.me/16ja7feLQ

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CREEPY playing cards deck by Xtu Productions kck.st/17JUa6E via @kickstarter

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Photo: Time running out & abt 1.5K still needed for the “Creepy” horror playing card deck by Xtu on… tmblr.co/ZgGSZrukIVd1

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arnzen TENURE-TRACK POSITION: Asst Prof of COMMUNICATION at U - higheredjobs.com/search/details…

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@AuthorBee She knows the mask will do nothing to prevent the acrid stench to come once she opens the front door. But it is time.

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@AuthorBee She stands before the hoarder house, taking one last clean breath through the stiff cotton of her breathing mask.

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RDSPress 3 poets, 2 hours, 1 lunatic asylum! Stan-Slam, next Saturday 2pm Weston, WV @JustAfterSunset @MikeArnzen @bizarroguy buff.ly/14FEh0n

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@JasonJackMiller @MichaelPaulDell Gratzi, gratzi. I am more around Pittsburgh than in it… thus the giant shadow over the Orange Belt.

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@MikeBrendan @PaperClippe @scalzi @joe_hill @ChrisWarcraft @howardtayler @ChuckWendig ‘Bad company…till the day I die!’ Honored — thx MB!

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cruciforme Instigation, de @MikeArnzen en Umbría eximeno.com/umbria/?p=1291 Un libro muy recomendable para escritores macabros

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IMJTruthsayers .@MikeArnzen won’t remember making this suggestion, but the IMJ Columns Page now comes with searchable logos! Thanks! wp.me/P18K1B-2qp

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@medialunaband Cool info on . You’ve got me researching the background richardson-olmsted.com/gallery.php

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Outlast is hide and seek in an abandoned asylum where the insane run loose. Just like next Saturday. Trailer: playfuldead.tumblr.com/post/605468366…

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Video: In preparation for my poetry reading at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum on 9.14   — here’s the…tmblr.co/ZgGSZruOtsZIU

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Read my latest tiny microstory: “Skeeter” - readtapestry.com/s/qqBVHitRp/

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Photo: “Passage is meant to be a memento mori game. It presents an entire life, from young adulthood through… tmblr.co/ZgGSZruK9WKH

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New Kindle Paperwhite page reveals how @goodreads will soon integrate with @amazon: amazon.com/gp/product/B00… Neat!

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Fun graphic from Raw Dog Screaming Press for our upcoming Lunatic Asylum reading on 9/14 in Weston, WV…. fb.me/1tYUl2Zb8

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Sign up for the @Dark_Regions_Pr ess newsletter and get 1/3 off my Stoker-winning collection, Proverbs for Monsters. darkregions.com/friday

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HuffPostBooks Do YOU know what ‘bookshelfies’ are?! huff.to/1f00I58

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100 Jolts & Audiovile cover artist Matt Sesow to appear on a UN postal stamp! Awesome! Thx for the news Raw Dog… fb.me/2ZEsIYXic

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Facebook! Here’s some skulls made of cocaine! Rahhhh! fb.me/Z08W6LdT

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@BoingBoing Nice. The issue that so many people seem to forget is that things can be uncanny without a ‘valley’! gorelets.com/uncanny/

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BoingBoing The Uncanny Valley might not actually exist dlvr.it/3vWC50

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io9 RIP Frederik Pohl, the man who transformed science fiction on.io9.com/eQItNs6

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WIRED Tinybop’s brilliant new anatomy app gives kids what they want — a whole library of fart sounds.bit.ly/15pMNRljs

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Imagine a world. Where peppercorn comes on a cob. Grilled and slathered with ranch dressing. Hold the drippy black thing aloft. Bite.

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Photo: Planchette guitar picks (with mini spirit board)! I think only a few are left at Graveyard Calling… tmblr.co/ZgGSZrt_AnTO

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RDSPress Had a lot of fun making this graphic for the upcoming asylum reading/Stan-Slam. fb.me/YfDm64qJ

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(A personal favorite)

Skin is not quite dust — / not quite yet. Dumb dirt / does not always show its roots / the way skin allows us / its veiny undergrowth.

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@GraveyardCallin SOLD! Nice groove in the bandcamp samples from these cassettes. (You should call them “Caskettes”!)

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Experiencing Dextercussion.

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DavidRashleigh Red meat is not bad for you. Furry green meat is bad for you.

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If you’re a horror fan and haven’t checked out Dark Regions Press in a while, you should take another serious… fb.me/2q0sdauqa

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@grammarissa Amazing/uncanny photos… almost a children’s picture book come true. Thanks for sharing this one, K!

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen