February 2015

Video: The Family Arcana will be a haunted house story by Jedediah Berry told in playing cards. Kickstart… tmblr.co/ZgGSZr1eeKnf3

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williemeikle Free today. 40 flash fictions from me all previously published in magazines or anthologies. Perfect for a quick read. amazon.com/Flower-Scotlan…

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wapo on : 12 fascinating optical illusions show how color can trick the eye
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RDSPress Just updated our events page w/ March appearances by @JustAfterSunset @JasonJackMiller @albertwendland & @MikeArnzen buff.ly/1JWHtOp

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If you missed the latest RDSP newsletter, you missed the latest “Bizarro Instigation” writing prompt. Sign up here: fb.me/7nNkfM72H

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Get back to : Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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Score $123 worth of sci-fi, fantasy & in the Humble @subpress Book Bundle humblebundle.com/books via @humble

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That was a death-defying riot! I probably would’ve shaved my eyebrows off while wiggling my chin. @bizarroguy @RDSPress @YouTube

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Most are books on specific titles. But there’s one called “The Thrill of Fear” that might be a good general starting point. @tanyatwombly

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In Japan, robot dogs are for life - and death dailym.ai/1MRrmko via @MailOnline

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HorrorWriters Ladies and gentlemen, the final ballot. Congratulations to all of our nominees! horror.org/final-ballot-b…

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Feminist film theory 1st took horror seriously in academe. In >lit< crit, turn to Gothic Studies, the Fantastic or Hauntology @tanyatwombly

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sheldonhigdon Congrats to @johndixonbooks, @LucyASnyder, and @JustAfterSunset for making the final ballot for the HWA Stoker Award!! !!

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indie_writer_la 5 of 5 stars to Play Dead by Michael A. Arnzen goodreads.com/review/show/11…

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@JCSasmor Blue Ghost! That’s awesome stuff. :-) Now if they only made invisible pens to go with them…

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@txwineevangel lol … i use them to sign those old fangled things called checks!

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Stumbled upon a trick to try some time: Writing Spy Messages with Pentel rollerball pens : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentel#Cu…

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My ‘Diabolical Strategy’ for today was ‘Frustrated Amputation’. What’s yours? Visit diaboliquestrategies.com for

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librarythingtim LibraryThing adds “Lending” (a.k.a. “Circulation) for members and small libraries that use us blog.librarything.com/main/2015/02/n… pic.twitter.com/DoTqobix0a

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They wake up the next day. Ed Helms has giant crosshairs tattooed across his face. @darylwriterguy

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“They say time and time again to never eat yellow snow. But I think it’s the red snow you have to worry about.” gorelets.com/repository/dok…

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Jodorowsky’s new film ENDLESS POETRY (Poesía Sin Fin) is taking backers on @kickstarter! kck.st/1yG9EWs

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Thanks for sharing the great review of Play Dead @indie_writer_la ! Means a lot coming from a former “eye in the sky”! Gratzi.

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Shout out to the gang in the “uncanny in fiction writing” chat tonight. I keep a blog on the topic: gorelets.com/uncanny

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For @heidirubymiller who was on the show! “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-an existentially transformative experience” slate.com/articles/arts/…

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Thanks for the shout out. Enjoy the prompts. If they don’t work, then THROTTLE STRESS TOY!!! :-) @literarybarbie

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Bill Murray’s ‘Love Theme from Jaws’ rol.st/1v2IKgi via @RollingStone

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Stoker prelim ballot deadline is tonight at Midnight! Got mine in. @HorrorWriters

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It is an amazing art form. Thanks for sharing! @Hobo_Nickel_Soc

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Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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I love this vid by Matthew Holness /Terry Finch / The Reprisalizer : youtu.be/Fq0xt_gbVH0 fb.me/32E49hcVG

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TwitterBooks Branching narrative , using accounts. Here’s the first: @wnd_go. (via @margarita: twitter.com/margarita/stat…)

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brokehorrorfan Trailer and poster for Guillermo del Toro’s : brokehorrorfan.com/post/110917536…
With Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston. pic.twitter.com/NHNwgA0zfF

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Happy Friday the 13th! It’s about time. “Frantic Impulse” flic.kr/p/dZV4EC

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This clever bookstore clerk has reinvented genre fiction : boredpanda.com/funny-accurate…

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Thanks for the question on goodreads @pigfender — answer is now up! goodreads.com/questions/3466…

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“I Have No Nose and I Must Snort.” Thanks guys @HorrorWeb @JustAfterSunset

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try ‘erasures’: neat blackout word game on the @WavePoetry website erasures.wavepoetry.com/index.php

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Still happily fielding your questions on @goodreads’ “Ask the Author”: goodreads.com/author/61513.M…

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CemeteryDance First Blood by David Morrell Signed Limited Edition With A Very Low Print Run! wp.me/p1mgfd-1uY

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NightValeRadio When a window closes, so does a door. So do all the other doors & windows. The house is alive & it doesn’t know you & it is scared.

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New horror poem posted to gorelets: ‘the severed hand speaks’ gorelets.com/blog/gorelets-…

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monologging @MikeArnzen this prompt: “Turbulence” @monologging seeks tweet ready writing. Submit free! bit.ly/15jsZWf Pls RT!

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POEM: “The Lace Shadow” by Chris Stout (@ctstout) flic.kr/p/q9PkxY

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Here’s an album of my digital art experiments with the Amazon kindle: flickr.com/photos/gorelet… pic.twitter.com/tYEKmN5zXu

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“Out of the ordinary!” Sportuary gets 5* review on kindle from Chris Williams : amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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The invite to wordWar has ended. Thanks! Another chance another time…

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Testing out the wordWar site live right now. “Tell the story of a scar. You have 119 words and three minutes.” Join!: wordwar.io/join/Arnzen

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RiffleHorror The shortlist was recently announced. ‘The James Herbert Award: 2015’ bit.ly/1C3cfhB pic.twitter.com/hZwH8h3Xl6

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DreadCentral Machete Kills the Brady Bunch for Snickers dreadshare.com/1BXfF5t

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Chip in to ‘Dreams from the Witch House: Women of Lovecraft’ from @Dark_Regions_Pr on @Indiegogo igg.me/p/1105262/twtr

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Free, classic, funny advice for anyone looking for time to write: “How to Live on 24 Hours a Day” by Arnold Bennett. gutenberg.org/ebooks/2274

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My Cardiac Muscle Squirms For You

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BoingBoing Mash-up music madness: A Flock of Sabbath boingboing.net/2015/02/03/mas… pic.twitter.com/ngMi44ZhH6

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(A personal favorite)

Phil crept out on a cold Groundhog Day. The shadow was waiting, as always. “Winter is forever,” it hissed, as Phil retreated into his crypt.

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screenqueenz Screenqueens is calling for horror film submissions for @WiHmonth during February! check the blog for more info! pic.twitter.com/JsLov3yAFg

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gothamwriters “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” -James Joyce (b. Feb 2, 1882) ow.ly/I1Uh9

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PublishersWkly My GRAVITY lawsuit and how it affects every writer who sells to Hollywood - Tess Gerritsen pwne.ws/1uQI7Ry

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RachaelHD Blog post covering Freud’s uncanny: Repetition rhdixon.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/rep…

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Terribly sorry to hear the news @borderlands_sf — I’m speechless, and can only send hope for some kind of resurrection.

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“Ich will…” Soon! ;-) @RDSPress

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“Shutting Down” added to the gorelets gallery last night: flic.kr/p/qJ6GUR

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G+: Been fielding some great questions on Goodreads. Join in and ask away!  gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne… plus.google.com/10618638523940…

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UndertowPubs ToC and cover for Year’s Best Weird Fiction 2, edited by @KatheKoja have been revealed. Such a great line-up. bit.ly/1wQLw2z

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JustAfterSunset “…Stephanie Wytovich proves that poetry can deliver as much of a punch of the weird as prose… — Ramsey Campbellamazon.com/Shadows-Over-M…q

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RareHorror 10 Awesomely Cheesy 80s Horror Trailers: rarehorror.com/2014/08/08/10-…

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen