June 2014

Cool to see my short-short story on Drablr get the ‘Drabble of the Week’ nod! Read “Stage Jitters” below. fb.me/3liZBNFWl

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@drablrs I am honored — thank you for the award!

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drablrs Drabble of the Week #25: Stage Jitters by Mike Arnzen drablr.com/arnzen/drabble… (@MikeArnzen)

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@JustAfterSunset Have a blast. We should skype you into DogCon3 somehow, to have a inter-con literary beer or something.

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@JamesAMoore @washingtonpost Nice to see them going for novellas! I notice horror authors in the mix of mentions, which is quite promising.

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A crowbar for jimmying open the trunk of your dark imagination. DIABOLIQUE STRATEGIES at diaboliquestrategies.com

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@Fact The child from ’69 is the parent today. The child from today will be the teacher of tomorrow. The answers on the test remain the same.

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- Meaty Sampler from INSTIGATION: CREATIVE PROMPTS ON THE DARK SIDE: scribd.com/doc/130789529/…

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Kudos to @RDSPress for such a successful signing at Seton Hill this week. It’s good to be a part of the… fb.me/2sPkDNLBL

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albertwendland The real meaning of doing a book signing, or at least what it meant, last night, to me. albertwendland.blogspot.com

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JustAfterSunset Thank you @timwaggoner for this epic picture! @MikeArnzen pic.twitter.com/5NtABbi4yC

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A very rare signed galley of SPORTUARY is in lurking the raffle — bid soon! :-)

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Killer Ideas: Your Horror Muse Need a Helping Hand? Michael A. Arnzen’s Got Your Back - Harrowscape harrowscape.com/1/post/2014/03…

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NicolePeeler Paul Goat Allen & @JasonJackMiller just met, but already the bromance sparkles! @ Seton Hill University instagram.com/p/pxVAJoRx-i/

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POEM: “Charred Bone Piercings” by Judi Fleming flic.kr/p/nR9MJW

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Author Judi Fleming crafts a poem at SHU Book Signing 6.27.14 flic.kr/p/o8CRKB

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jayewells @ChuckWendig you have lots of fans in my MFA program. I killed them all.

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Beware the sugar water sprinklers in the basement. @tanyatwombly @CRLangille

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BoingBoing Anatomically-accurate, life-sized chocolate skulls molded from a “genuine human skull.” boingboing.net/2014/06/27/ana… pic.twitter.com/zbehYavmOw

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Today’s class: “Putting the Thrill in Your Thriller” today at Then book signing on SHU campus 7pm tonight. gorelets.com/events/shu-in-…

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TachyonPub THE MADONNA AND THE STARSHIP is featured by @bnbooks - tmblr.co/ZJ9b5s1JjSsh- @je_cunningham

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6 Horror Magazines You Should Be Reading | LitReactor litreactor.com/columns/6-horr… via @LitReactor

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That means it’s Arnzen bad. Or bad ass. Either way you’ll rock. Might not see you till signing. @JeffStrand @IYWM

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HHoustonAuthor “The longer I suck on the never ending gobbstopper of your novel….” - Arnzen

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Wow…Purple Rain is 30 years old! Covers at the always amazing @Coverville coverville.com/archives/podca…

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I’ll be a part of the massive author signing at Seton Hill U tomorrow 7-9pm w/@RDSPress and many others: gorelets.com/events/shu-in-…

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When you need a spur to get through : Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side by Michael Arnzen amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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@MikeMehalek What a cool idea. Writing is a dance with the devil in the pale moonlight.

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Great new review posted for “Horror 101: The Way Forward” (now also out in pbk!) amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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“It’s the next best thing since sliced head!” @SaraJane524

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(A personal favorite)

One must be wedded / to one’s own vulgarity; / so embrace the Other within / and meet me at the alterity.

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launches in two hours. The program has been running 15 years now. I think this is my 28th residency, and it’s as exciting as #1.

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SezinKoehler In honor of today’s EVIL DEAD redux viewing, a very special bathed-in-sangre Zuzu. CC: @MikeArnzen pic.twitter.com/auNx0zrESM

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you inject a porcupine once. it injects you back a hundred times over. — Ancient Imaginary Proverb

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joelansdale THE BOTTOMS in OPRAH MAGAZINE. Soon to be a film directed by Bill Paxton…. fb.me/6DcZVT0ZY

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loveofhorror@Corri99: @loveofhorror pic.twitter.com/qCdZrxxQYp” hahaha I love it

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see this photo: @neilhimself unveiling The Sign at the Ocean at the End of the Lane tmblr.co/ZBKxYwt4aeiN

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LeeTobinMcClain Low residency MFA in popular fiction getting ready for a fun, creative week of learning .edu pic.twitter.com/V3Cl8gyvCP

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Next event: Booksigning at Seton Hill University this Friday 6/27 7-9pm for the In Your Write Mind Workshops… fb.me/6yaTVzRrf

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HorrorWriters Have you seen this cool flier for in Atlanta? Feel free to share! pic.twitter.com/XLN2lPdk7e

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Source for my new twitter profile header: “Tussefolk” by Theodor Kittelsen c/o Nat’l Library of Norway flic.kr/p/mL3ckF

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Welcome to twitter, Kurt Newton! @NewtonKurt

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Great tips for reading stories aloud for performance or audiobiook recitation by @MaryRobinette : maryrobinettekowal.com/category/readi…

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The Beast as - mural by Dave Lebow (from season 6): flic.kr/p/aUm4yv

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“The novel can win by points; the short story has to win by KO.” - Julio Ortega

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Is the sanitizer for….THE HAND? :-) Hilarious! Have fun @miketrubino @NoNamePlayers

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We Are All Horrible People: Forty eight hours with Max Temkin, the creator of Cards Against Humanity kickstarter.com/stories/cah

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Today’s Diabolical Strategy from diaboliquestrategies.com is…. fb.me/3iElcpHlg

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Name your price for up to 11 audiobooks in Humble Audiobook Bundle 2 featuring @recordedbooks humblebundle.com/books?recorded… via @humble SOLD!

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darkdiscoveries We want to send some warm wishes and good thoughts to Tom Piccirilli and his family. Tom suffered a mild stroke… fb.me/27FvIVyH5

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Via @nprnews: Director Richard Ayoade Holds Up A Dark Looking Glass In ‘The Double’ npr.org/2014/05/11/311…

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RobertAickman Out there, in darkness, men encounter the image within them. It is not to be expected that many will return unscathed.

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Literarium On Their Death Bed, Physical Books Have Finally Become Sexy (via @nytimes, HT: @MikeArnzen) wp.me/p1BbD8-Q7

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“Wired Maiden” new abstract art posted to my Flickr gallery flic.kr/p/nKz4Em

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@geekyMary Agreed — it’s a fun way to put on the pressure!

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Themostcoolone We are reaching a tipping point where those without tattoos and piercings will be the different, the unique, the clean cool kids.

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Got a good start on a short story using the prompts and @writeordie Thanks for setting up the — see you at !

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I wrote 1255 words in 30 minutes with @writeordie.

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Inspiration From the app : Remorse / dying / puppet

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I’ll join the 6pm .
I assume it’s “write as much as you can in 1/2 hour.” Gonna use @DrWicked’s

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Horror 101: The Way Forward - just $0.99 amazon.com/gp/product/B00… Nice Reviews so far!

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“tumor” : new digital art posted to gorelets gallery on flickr flic.kr/p/nZcWqY

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drablrs New 100-word : Stage Jitters by Mike Arnzen drablr.com/arnzen/drabble…

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drablrs Drabble of the Week ’14w24: Reluctant Love by Laura Thiry drablr.com/lola_jane/drab…

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Nice lead, Al! @albertwendland Looking forward to your @GuideDogBooks book launch during residency next week.

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openculture Stanley Kubrick’s Annotated Copy of Stephen King’s The Shining cultr.me/1dQJwNH pic.twitter.com/OxziwbXvQX

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A super short story jolt for ya. “Stage Jitters” drablr.com/arnzen/drabble…

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@expiringsun Right on — glad to hear you’re back at it.

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umwelthouse Looking for speculative fiction novellas, 15,000-70,000 words. Check out the guidelines here: umwelthouse.com

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SPHorror Looking for fresh reads to kick off your summer? Use code PAPERBACK50 at checkout to get 50% off all paperbacks, including preorders!

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Behold, the mark of the beast…wait, no…sorry, the implant scars of the beast! @HorrorWeb @crashpalace @markkenna

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@HorrorWeb @crashpalace @markkenna Come to think of it, they shoulda done SIX omen films.

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@HorrorWeb @crashpalace @markkenna The Final Conflict: Damien Gets His Groove On.

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Now I’m thinking of a mash-up of The Towering Inferno and Omen 2. There SHOULD be an antichrist disaster film genre @crashpalace @markkenna

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OGoingback If you turn the sound off on your TV, and play John Carpenter’s soundtrack from Halloween, everything you watch will be scarier.

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RDSPress @MikeArnzen will be books in McKenna Hall at SHU in Greensburg, PA 6/27, 7pm. Details: buff.ly/1n3TTmE

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LOVED The Omen 2. And the Omen 1, of course. But Omen 2 had great style. @markkenna @crashpalace

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Our books are calling… (share with your writer friends & order here:… fb.me/2VmaDSHUU

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I’ve been meme-ified and posterized. Check out the cool design by @deirdresm : Your Book Needs You to Finish It deirdre.net/?p=3788

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Attention masochists: like my facebook page because it will not like you back: facebook.com/gorelets

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@jamesrbeach123 @darkdiscoveries Right on. Love the pic. It was good to chat at WHC and catch up!

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Kindle Experiment 54: “Nuzpapiere” flic.kr/p/nGvPGz

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monsterbook In BEST LITTLE WITCH-HOUSE IN ARKHAM by Mark McLaughlin, you’ll find 25 Lovecraftian tales teeming w pinterest.com/pin/2645871653…

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@GreyMatterPress @johnfdtaff Sold! Peeved I missed the chance to meet you both at WHC.

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G+: The June issue of The Goreletter was mailed last night. See it here and pls subscribe. plus.google.com/10618638523940…

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RDSPress RDSP authors signing at SHU 6/27: @MikeArnzen @KCeresWright @heidirubymiller @JasonJackMiller @bizarroguy buff.ly/1mVxSpW

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.RT @nettirw @horrorchannel is alive! Share. Follow. Submit. Enjoy. As the Associate Editor of Fiction, I look forward to reading your work.

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“Skull Clusters” — desktop background version of new image featured in The Goreletter [ eepurl.com/WdlYr ] flic.kr/p/nFHEs5

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LucyASnyder Here’s the audiobook that Julie @SearsVoices narrated; CHIMERIC MACHINES contains some of my best writing: amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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The latest issue of The Goreletter was delivered last nite (Friday the 13th). Get yours? If not, check it out and… fb.me/6DynFWtjq

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The Goreletter: June 2014 - shipping to subscriber inboxes everywhere - join the list!: eepurl.com/WdlYr

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RT to win this GO4 rarity. A 12” CONTENT vinyl test pressing. One of a handful made. pic.twitter.com/bYV90pcfEF

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Just released — The Goreletter: May 2014 - eepurl.com/WdlYr Sign up for my email newsletter and never miss an issue!

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New Goreletter coming out in the next hour. Sign up now and see if you like it: eepurl.com/IY4o9

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Happy Friday the 13th. Working on a new Goreletter today. Subscribe to get yours hot off the bloody press: eepurl.com/IY4o9

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Interesting catalog of twitter-based neologisms: twictionary.pbworks.com/w/page/2492779…

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You may need to place this tag inside your coat: “Found” flickr post by @MikeArnzen flic.kr/p/nX5jQ1

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The complete contents of The Gorelets Omnibus will make you scroll till you die. gorelets.com/books/the-gore…

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RDSPress PANEL: University Writing Programs featuring Michael Arnzen and Carrie Gessler moderated by Heidi Ruby… fb.me/3nOxIQnz6

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RDSPress June’s newsletter will go out soon and we’ll be giving away MOURNING JEWELRY to some lucky subscribers. Sign up… fb.me/1oSVk9xpk

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I instigated myself into writing about “Hellish Parrot Larvae” this evening using an app called The Brainstormer…. fb.me/6BcC5Qgq0

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Inspiration From the - Hellish / Parrot / Larvae

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(A personal favorite)

“I am NOT a hoarder,” the man pleaded as he was led out into sunlight. “This installation is my magnum opus…I call it, ‘The Smell.’”

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Eyebombing Eyebombing at altitude: Laughing aeroplane window - More? Eyebombing.com pic.twitter.com/0syIP9Sdo3

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gangof4official *** C O M P E T I T I O N ***

RT to win these rare goodies.

GO4 pic.twitter.com/AVYNXD01us

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New in the Popular Uncanny: Thoughts on the extreme makeover of the Maytag Man advertising icon gorelets.com/uncanny/advert…

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Our next featured writer in the showcase: KZ MORANO (@kzmorano). Meet her at: gorelets.com/showcase/ !

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“Fuzzy Bunnies II”. Exclusive in the next Goreletter! Sign up now: gorelets.com/about/ fb.me/2weNJYBBZ

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zschomburg You open your mouth & she drops the crab into your mouth.

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A new Schomburg from @BlackOceanOrg … in hardcover!? Discount? Instant order!

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Impressed by the students in my summer class. Here’s an example: Reluctant Love by Laura Thiry drablr.com/lola_jane/drab…

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I was glad I got to see this online — missed it at the Good job all! @RDSPress @JustAfterSunset @bizarroguy

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JennaAvery “How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

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another story in : Changing “password” to “assword” didn’t help.

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@jehode Tight. Glad you’ve joined the fray.

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Here’s my lecture on the popular uncanny. Looking to do more talks like these in the near future. youtube.com/watch?v=m2iJhJ…

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(A personal favorite)

He shouted: “All over but the — !”

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Do (or CAN?) you write genre stories, precisely 100 words long? Then check out @drablrs or see me at drablr.com/arnzen

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DepressedDarth That awkward moment pic.twitter.com/ZZgytUruHh

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New review for Instigation on @amazon: “nothing else on the market like it, especially with this volume of prompts” amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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He’d just be a red jug of water without them. They Aid him in being Kool. :-) @saalon

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Heh-heh. Yes. I believe he’s using Palmolivingdead. @StartYourNovel

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Happy National . It refers to food. Don’t spin your car in circles on the turnpike when I’m on my way to @DunkinDonuts, ok?

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Jessifer New books smell like chemicals. Older books smell like human oils and secretions. The lovely smell of books is the smell of decay.

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suddenlyquiet madness never seems to tire itself out the way that sanity does

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“What about the Heart?” — more on the artist featured in @WIRED essay here: luisawhitton.com/Projects

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Posted for my current summer class in where students will be sharing quips abt writing — “My Mantra” soundcloud.com/dr-arnzen/my-m…

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Instigation: Creative on the Dark Side by @MikeArnzen - your secret partner for amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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A good line from Michener… though I don’t think of writing like square dancing. More like a roller derby. @inkeract @BrandOuellette

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“Ice Auto at Duluth” (from LOC) flic.kr/p/5PfCyJ

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Drawn to Marvel: Poems From the Comic Books - now available on Amazon: amazon.com/gp/product/099…

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If I had a new band name it might be… c/o Diabolique Strategies diaboliquestrategies.com Def pic.twitter.com/t1V1mS1wgl

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The Raw Dog table is always the place to be. @RDSPress @PAlitFest @bizarroguy

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(A personal favorite)

“Cell 2029”: “And my phone privileges?” The guard grins and hands a mobile through the bars. “You have the right to one tweet a day…”

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Right on — thanks @alanryker! Hope it prods in the right places. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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“Tommyknock you down / till you can’t Stand up.” Tears! Thx @SaraJane524 for the lead…. fb.me/6xucEsZKr

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POEM: “I Distort Her Locked Soul” by Sara Tantlinger @SaraJane524 flic.kr/p/ny8uG4

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@SaraJane524 Holy mackerel! Amazing job Sara. Nice mix of tiles… will post in a few. Thanks for keeping summer dark! :-)

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Hanna Gribble @hannaedits displays her POEM: “Monkey Chunks” flic.kr/p/nQyfUo

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Bought the Year One @DailySF omnibus at … quite a good - and generously huge - flash fiction collection! dailysciencefiction.com/not-just-rocke…

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@heidirubymiller @hannaedits @PAlitFest Awesome photo! I’ll add it to the Fridge gallery pronto. Kudos on a great first fest, all!

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A POEM: “Dead Souls Pinch” by @JustAfterSunset Stephanie Wytovich flic.kr/p/nPev8L

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A POEM: “Her Monkey Feasts” by Nathan May flic.kr/p/nP6Ayk

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A POEM: “Writhing…” by @Tweet_Shrieks Scott Emerson flic.kr/p/nP6sez

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen