July 2016

BillBushOregon My daily horror passage- “Death didn’t look as bad as he’d imagined it would.” Michael Arnzen, Play Dead @MikeArnzen

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Rolls. Gets six hundred and sixty sixes.
“Yacthsee!” @LyleisWeird

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It’s French, I know, but I am wondering why we put a “g” in poignant but don’t have words like oigntment or loigncloth or conjoigned twins.

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Raw Dog Screaming Press is gearing up for another DogCon at Broadkill Resort 10.1 in Milton, DE! fb.me/2gBrEHSIE

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‘Psycho Hunter - Plaid Flannel Mix’ on soundcloud.com/dr-arnzen/17-p… Pick up the new album at arnzen.bandcamp.com

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Aside: codes sent last week @JasonJackMiller @ZombieMall — let me know if they haven’t arrived or check yr spam folders

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“When Hot Dogs Attack” - new entry posted to The Popular weblog… fb.me/5fXdiOnqI

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MattVasko Scroll of Doom! 65 feet of rejection letters. This is what looks like. pic.twitter.com/8meJQpY7lB

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JustAfterSunset “PUBLISHING ANNOUNCEMENT: WYTOVICH VS ARNZEN IS LIVE!” lnkd.in/deE5HZg by @JustAfterSunset on @LinkedIn

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RDSPress No, Serialized Fiction WON’T Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers ow.ly/m481502Ta4s

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The Castle of Otranto free today on kindle thx again @OpenRoadMedia amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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My favorite track? Currently “Psycho Hunter: The Plaid Flannel Remix” What’s yours? arnzen.bandcamp.com/album/audiovil…

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The double-sized AUDIOVILE featuring remixes, demos, and rarities! 300 mb of terrifying weirdness! Readers of 100… fb.me/85hBybg2t

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POEDOWN is a live capture of the first notorious horror poetry slam between Raw Dog Screaming Press authors… fb.me/2AQoJ98qB

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HEAR THE HORROR. Arnzen is now streaming on Bandcamp: arnzen.bandcamp.com NEW this weekend is the… fb.me/1qUrnN7Ka

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Collectors, take note! Thanks again to my longtime friend @patrick_swenson

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JustAfterSunset @MikeArnzen and I have something horrifying/fun to share with all of you. Announcement later on today! pic.twitter.com/gE02xRbQad

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CriPoWkly The @CriPoWkly Poem of the Week, “Miscalculated” by @MikeArnzen: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2016/07/michae…

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NEAT. “The First Horror & Fantasy Magazine, Der Orchideengarten, w/ Bizarre Artwork (1919-1921) openculture.com/2016/06/discov… via @openculture

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(A personal favorite)

the fire of woodwitch / kindles magic in the burnt embers / of your crime // your children / will harvest my corn on this soil / and go mad

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(A personal favorite)

cut and peel back the bark / the syrup rust red / sticks to your knife // you tap the trunk / and she groans // you will burn this woodwitch

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RDSPress I’m knee-deep in planning DogCon 5 and I don’t mind telling you I think it’s going to be pretty cool. So keep the… fb.me/7EcrZeSQL

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TheAVClub This lifelike Lego Minifig is terrifying avc.lu/2aMRYpp pic.twitter.com/btz0iqoQO6

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I really love the “Greetings from Hell” postcards people have sent in. A fave: flic.kr/p/KqAPrj fb.me/4UvWJ5qHy

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JustAfterSunset Cover reveal for 555 Vol.2 via @carrionblue555. Thrilled to be a part of this! pic.twitter.com/RqGPOqSv6X

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NicolePeeler When it’s just you and the taxidermied griffin at the university gym. ..instagram.com/p/BIS_Vb1DWIi/Nd

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g_so Now @CriPoWkly, “Miscalculated” by @MikeArnzen: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2016/07/michae…

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Hadn’t seen it — but I like what you’re doing! Everything is scarier when it rhymes. @ShockSonnets

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FYI - Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side is an iBook, too. Here’s a shot of a page from an iPad. on… fb.me/7ZF2tlNt4

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First mission of the term accomplished @LuminousLuke and @SaraJane524! Congrats… and thanks!

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Good vid overview of StokerCon youtu.be/z0TozmzrPwI I will be attending again in 2017! fb.me/81Hy23Bft

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Exciting release! Details will go to Mastication Publications list members first. Sign up! eepurl.com/HBNuH pic.twitter.com/6N5SKgQrYC

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555v2 Cover reveal! I’m VERY EXCITED to appear soon in this book with my series “55 Ways I’d Prefer… fb.me/48Ty2DBod

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“Miscalculated” (poem/audio) is this week’s feature in The Five-Two: Crime Poetry Weekly…. fb.me/3KAMrYxsD

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Would you like a koan? Ask me something profound on goodreads here: goodreads.com/author/show/61…

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HaikuCommentary summer comfort
the arthritic cat
basks in the sunlight

© Christina Sng

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g_so Tomorrow @CriPoWkly, more mathematical machinations w/ @MikeArnzen’s “Miscalculated”.

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YahooTV ICYMI: @GroovyBruce and the @AshvsEvilDead gang on the art and science of gore: yhoo.it/2ah3gmw pic.twitter.com/F933Yu6YYn

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frazer_lee An official perspective on Brexit from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society alcs.co.uk/ALCS-News/2016…

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Getting a newsletter ready for Mastication Publications — where you hear about my new independent productions… fb.me/U6FdwuK8

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Support @patrick_swenson at Fairwood Press and pick up the early chapbook of Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems on sale $4: fairwoodpress.com/catalog/item/7…

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Setting aside 15 copies of Audiovile for big upcoming surprise! Subscribe to the mailing list at..instagram.com/p/BIJAXJiAn73/eg

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bizarroguy Announcing a two-book New Zealand horror deal… fb.me/1pTDrvGmg

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THANKS! It’s a silly little thing, but fun.
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No other jnl is quite like the 5-2. If you like the shirts, buy one, and support crime poetry! twitter.com/g_so/status/75…

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Yahoo players in Bosnia have been told to watch out for landmines yhoo.it/29UhYPm

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wunderkamercast Legend of the toothworm was once believed to be the cause of the toothache pic.twitter.com/TBpQ1azxj6

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This actually IS what I look like after a long road trip. twitter.com/i/moments/7561… fb.me/4KVIZh4Rx

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In Praise of Humor in Fantasy and Science Fiction tor.com/2016/07/14/in-… via @tordotcom

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Giving The Reaper His Due - Now you can play the Black Plague in Crusader Kings II tmblr.co/ZgGSZr29cmT5U

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@ZombieMall Looks like I can’t DM you after all. Want to know if it’s okay to include our interview awhile ago in a book I’m assembling.

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@ZombieMall All is good! And I hope with you. I’ll try to DM you in a sec with a minor business matter. Cheers!

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@ZombieMall Sent you a message the other day. Let me know if it didn’t make it through.

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“Brain Candy”: the classic Audiovile music video by my friends Raw Dog Screaming Press… fb.me/3ThncphLx

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Lots of spoken word weirdness coming soon. Made good progress last nite on … duh-duh-dunnn… the Expanded Digital Edition of Audiovile!

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Kudos to @ScrivenerApp for getting the iOs version of the app completed! Should release tomorrow + mac ver. update. twitter.com/ScrivenerApp/s…

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Candidates aside, as a writer and English teacher, I am glad that plagiarism and the ethics of ghostwriting are trending news topics lately.

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Freakcidents ebook test - looking great! flic.kr/p/Jk7FC8

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Broke out the old school equipment to record Freakcidents for upcoming audiobook! Probable release August 1st if… fb.me/7PLXEx2cm

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“The Scab” - video adaptation from my book Freakcidents by @jiminton for Exquisite Corpse youtu.be/fY0AoYN4RLY via @YouTube

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BrianKeene Okay, Tampa! It’s your turn! Q&A and signing from 8 to 10 tonight at @mojotampa. @JohnUrbancik, @JeffStrand & @LynneHansen will b there too!

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I love it when this happens. Next round is on me! ;-) @google. pic.twitter.com/UAVwnTdMvo

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You might presume that the nightmarish insanity of the world means you wouldn’t enjoy a horror story or film. But it often actually helps.

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Today I recorded the AUDIOBOOK of Freakcidents — soon to be released alongside the ebook edition.

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ChristophGolden Psst. Coming soon in all formats from Journalstone. Collect ‘em all. pic.twitter.com/v9xcYpw7i2

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Get the Cthulhu ebook bundle from @Dark_Regions_Pr ess — 22 more sales unlock the Lovecraft eZine megapacks. darkregions.com/books/new-rele…

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If you have the 20th Ann edition of Grave Markings, the last page links to a load of secret bonuses hidden online! amzn.to/29DruJi

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Pls vote for Norvelt, “the town named after a first lady” - a story that needs to be told. pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/07/11/vot…

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Harlequin branches into “literary” territory with Park Row line. via @melvillehouse mhpbooks.com/harlequin-bran…

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The term “productivity” is not quite right. Products are the end result of what we mean. “Processivity” is just harder to pronounce.

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I think I just realized that they call it “jailbreaking” a phone not just because of carriers, but because they are “cell” phones. Duh.

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jeffvandermeer my dinner is my plate. My dinner is my plate. MY DINNER IS MY PLATE. What the heck is on my plate? My dinner. pic.twitter.com/94S6Bcm8iO

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Just discovered Victor Cypert @cosmictentacle has some -based horror writing on his blog. Cool! victorcypert.com

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@Glinner Intriguing! A good example too of the Popular Uncanny

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I paid for ‘Everyone Pays’ by the 1andOnly @sethharwood - just $1.99 today! amzn.to/29LCrHm via @amazon

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Today’s “Diabolique Strategy” is ominous. Maybe your prompt will be even worse? Check at diaboliquestrategies.com pic.twitter.com/8YvwOTczRC

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TravelGov Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Turkish Uprising turkey.usembassy.gov/sm-071516a.html

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Their Eyeholes Were Watching God

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VictoriaComella Used copies of Fifty Shades of Grey. That is all. mashable.com/2016/03/23/fif… pic.twitter.com/NdT3lYWk29

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My surgeon said “Gotta catch them all!” when he discovered “Tumoroko” dancing inside my rib cage during open heart surgery.

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Epigraph from Freakcidents — screen test from kindle edition of this Stoker Award winner in production flic.kr/p/JcivH4

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JustAfterSunset @MikeArnzen is in THE MADHOUSE with me today as we chat about poetry and other dark muses: stephaniewytovich.blogspot.com/2016/07/hwa-po…

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If you’ve ever read my book, Freakcidents, please post an amazon review? Kindle ebook coming soon. amzn.to/2adASAC @amazon

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We all need to preside over our vice. But not now. Tomorrow. :-)

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“Gonna write you up!” Clever t-shirt phrase, Gerald. @CriPoWkly @g_so zazzle.com/cripowkly/gift…

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Epigraph from Freakcidents — kindle ebook edition of this Stoker Award winner currently in production. fb.me/1cd2l4zYw

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I >am< a deranged Muppet character: gorelets.com/blog/blather/g… Probably “Scar” ;-) Fun photo Luke!
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It is a dark and stormy night: ‘Snoopy the Literary Ace’ by Charles M. Schulz is on kindle sale today amzn.to/29B9g74 via @amazon

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I was interviewed by Stephanie Wytovich as part of her blog series on the Horror Writers Association Poetry… fb.me/19l2XQBdN

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chris_adler New project. Are you brave enough to watch? youtu.be/BcEz9RvH06A?a

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(A personal favorite)

the credits end / the curtain closes / the ghost that was the screen / that was the movie / stretches like canvas on a frame / still aglow

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CriPoWkly Decide our entries for @SundressPub’s 2016 Best of the Net: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2016/07/2016-b… Like our tweets w/ fave poems tagged .

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How to best end a comedy sketch? It’s hard to go wrong with gruesome death.
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EmoPhilips has gotten so commercialized

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wathiranganga MT @MikeArnzen: If the vanilla-colored brownies are called “blondies,” then shouldn’t the original ones be called “brunetties”?

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killer_kitsch Awesome promotion at Waterloo station, London pic.twitter.com/yeRGSHbmRD

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NightShadeNews I AM PROVIDENCE by @NMamatas receives a starred review from @ALA_Booklist! booklistonline.com/I-Am-Providenc… pic.twitter.com/HrJUeVgJxq

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tordotcom Join the Tor.com Ebook Club! A free eBook every month, starting with Cixin Liu’s THREE-BODY PROBLEM: ebookclub.tor.com

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TheUnNovelist Eventually, one idea, properly tended, becomes irresistible and fills the mind. Stephen Koch pic.twitter.com/QieoduNEQX

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@SaraJane524 @CriPoWkly That would be a great cereal brand: Violent Freaks. A scarier one of these: youtu.be/A5fNTzoKRvs

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Fascinated by this. “Robbers target players of popular Pokemon Go smartphone game” stltoday.com/news/local/cri… via @stltoday

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I haven’t been too worried about AI…until now! Sacrilege! I’m joining the Buddites…. fb.me/3KqpDuiay

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I’ve just nominated @Adam_Cesare’s book The Con Season for a publishing contract! You can too: kindlescout.amazon.com/pr/2VAE7PR3TO9…

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Live_for_Films Check out some images from the set of Alex Garland’s Annihilation. Pics & details here bit.ly/29zIWh6 pic.twitter.com/r5jFXWgI4P

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When you say you are disappointed, did you schedule an appointment in the first place?

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arnzen “Professional Knowledge for the Teaching of Writing” (NCTE, Feb 16):
ncte.org/positions/stat… <-Key ideas about how writing is learned.

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Still a great newsletter for flash fiction writers: @graphomaniacal’s “Flash Fiction Flash”: groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Fla…

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Vote for your faves please: The Five-Two: 2016 Best of the Net poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2016/07/2016-b…

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A new 100-word : ‘Mr. Frosty’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning’: drablr.com/arnzen/drabble…

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(A personal favorite)

only the head side / of the chopped worm / regenerates // it always remembers / both tail / and blade

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I thought this movie — Deathgasm — was HILARIOUS! :-) If you are a metal head you will love it. @ModernHorrors @shudder @JasonLeiHowden

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The King in Yellow is a free Kindle download today only. Thanks @OpenRoadMedia amzn.to/29nphxH via @amazon

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“Burn Out” — new digital art posted to my gallery on flic.kr/p/HXk4k4

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CriPoWkly “Define Pi” by @MikeArnzen: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/2016/03/michae… “Like” this tweet to vote for this poem.

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SaraJane524 I see @MikeArnzen and I both have poems of the week coming to the @CriPoWkly this month. Cheers! (and blood) pic.twitter.com/DspiXx3blB

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Horror always reveals the fantasy behind realism. ;-) @RockstarAnthro @GeekTyrant

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After a haunted mansion, a hospital, a coven, a carnival, a hotel…I hope 6 takes place in the White House. twitter.com/EW/status/7504…

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Kudos on the publication in the new Borderlands antho. twitter.com/JMcIlveen/stat…

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A tribute to Joe-la Dowdy — the first writer to unlock the badge for penning a YEAR of daily… fb.me/2E96Hp8zt

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EVERYONE APPLAUD @ThePetulantMuse! She just finished an incredible marathon of 365 stories (one a day) based on ’s dark prompts!

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scifi365 Celebrate Space and Time Magazine’s 50th Anniversary on 7/12 bit.ly/29jZkCV via @scifi365

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The penultimate prompt #364: “Can Billy Come Out and Play?” thepetulantmuse.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/can… I’m cheering Joe-La @ThePetulantMuse to the finish line!

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen