December 2017

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hourlyprompts Writing prompt of the hour: snudge

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anirbanroy1 How an entirely fake restaurant became London’s hottest reservation for.tn/2Bq4dYV - this might interest y..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…XM

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Give yourself nightmares for the holidays. Get Christmas Horror Vol 2 from @Dark_Regions_Pr darkregions.com/products/chris…..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5L

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evilbmcats Sworn to the dark, to the death, and far beyond. pic.twitter.com/6t8GOBvie3

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wildcat masquerade

behind that furry feline mask
hungry eyes twitch like a feral wildcat’s

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fallen pine cones
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a forest of puffy white packages
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Just picked up @denisleary’s ‘Why We Don’t Suck’ audiobook on my audible.com/pd/B074G613N5?…

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I use the first half of this epigraph (which is from Herman Hesse, btw) on my Literary Criticism syllabus. Now I m..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…S6

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Are you a horror writer with pro ambitions but can’t join us for the MFA at ? Then @OdysseyWorkshop can’t be..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ef

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planetepics Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. pic.twitter.com/nk4tgeIYRL

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InktoFilm We just made an annoucement over on our official Facebook page😎 (We are going to record a special episode for the e..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SD

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AdviceToWriters So long as you write it away regularly nothing can really hurt you.
SHIRLEY JACKSON

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“Recording Our Skullsong” — new audio poem posted to soundcloud soundcloud.com/dr-arnzen/reco…

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erica_millard Starts with a wedding and ends with a happy ending!
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SJLyonesse Wren, foreign-born assassin, envoy to Asahi, swore to avenge her murdered Lord. When a disinherited Imperial seeks..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8Y

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thekateholiday After a fey-deal gone awry, Artemis Garnet must find a way to access the magic she never had lest her best friend w..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…7G

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cinapelayo Det learns teens are making a deal w Pied Piper-kill & be rid of their problems. To stop him she has to make a deal w/ him

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LucyASnyder The Girl With the Star-Stained Soul: In the summer of 1964, long-lost relatives lure 14-year-old girl detective Pen..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…H5

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mythicdelirium The December features from Mythic Delirium magazine are live! Fiction: “The Water and the World” by @premeesaurus;..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5E

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SamLienhard When Amara is accused of witchcraft, she must prove her innocence to the Inquisitor in charge. Failure is not an op..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…aY

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I worked on an early version of this book in . It doesn’t get much better than BLOOD FOG. Nice pitc..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Zz

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outfortune In the near future, the U.S. Bureau of Patriotism is tasked with crushing dissent and censoring the media. Captain..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…UV

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BrianKeene Sometime in 2018, showrunner Brian Keene and writers @RichardChizmar, @fiendbooks, and @outfortune invite you to st..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…zM

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JoCrosier Diego knows his temper is something he must control, so when he’s asked to go undercover with a notorious biker gan..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Uw

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LeeAllenHoward Book Release: Tales of Blood and Squalor fb.me/IunUeAfF

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whhorner Got an email from an undergrad. He said the two classes of mine he took were the hardest in his whole experience. H..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…c0

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“death, like growth…” — a photo-inspired micropoem posted to instagram instagram.com/p/BcavFL6lgzp/ pic.twitter.com/IkVKPPUFGE

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Definitely not. I like tacos and @RickandMorty too much to give up all hope. twitter.com/chrisricewrite…

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now_writer Nicole Peeler on Fantasy Writing creative-writing-now.com/fantasy-writin…

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NicolePeeler Super excited to host @GretchenMcNeil at this January’s FREE public talk, at @setonhill in Greensburg, PA! prod5.agileticketing.net/websales/pages…

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tburg75 Just found out there is a Vampire Film and Arts Festival and it’s being held in Transylvania and I am FREAKING out..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…M3

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nprmusic Only Walter Martin (@WaltRMartin) would arrive at the with a barbershop quartet. n.pr/2zGL68q pic.twitter.com/pq2RIACq56

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Sorrowscopes Taurus: Celestial bodies will have a much greater impact on you this week. A literal, physical impact.

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Sorrowscopes Gemini: It’s totally normal to grow hair in that embarrassing place. The eyeballs are a new one though.

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nanoism The chapters of his life are not in order but the verbs are strong.

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SaraJane524 God is gone and Lucifer is insane. Sloane must stop Lucifer’s Goetic demons from remaking Earth in their ow..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…20

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el_zombo Christina Ricci, who as a child famously portrayed Wednesday Addams, dressed up as Morticia Addams..lytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…lFm0

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amanzetti THE BEAUTY OF DEATH 2 - DEATH BY WATER - Trailer youtu.be/EFFQrI2Cnis via @YouTube

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“The Uncanny Mask in Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Tree’” posted to The Popular Uncanny. gorelets.com/uncanny/fictio…

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Woot! Congratulations @SaraJane524 on this pro writing achievement in the @HorrorWriters Assn. Well earned…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…4y

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Wow! Good poem. I love it when writers, literary or not, turn to the horror genre to understand and shape unfathoma..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Wu

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s_g_browne @sblackmoore Now you tell me.

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Check out the fun Diversity of Monsters — a full class portfolio of student work and research from the Monstrositi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Vq

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blackheart24601 Wanted to get @MikeArnzen and @evanvsat in on the fun. Continuing my never ending war against anything happy and br..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…KI

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garnetonwinter Excited to announce the release of : A Monster Anthology (Volume 2) where you can read my short: Tides and L..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Xx

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peeweeherman Fake Awake Sleeping Tape makes it look like you’re awake when you’re not!!
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RealGDT Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a much-needed ode to the ‘other’ theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/…

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@blackheart24601 Dark fate smiles upon thee. I pull a random tarot card for you. pic.twitter.com/tAABryPacV

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@Querus_Abuttu And you ruled it when you arrived. Such bizarro fun. Thanks, Q!

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Well played. And yet you still retained the courage to enroll in my Monster class? You are a bold person. See you i..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…iZ

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Nice… you got the out-of-print 1st Hardcover Edition. Deal it out and enjoy the sickness! twitter.com/ThruandthruDav…

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WillBlackWriter This is brilliant.

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quartzen The cat is “helping” with Christmas tree setup… from inside the tree pic.twitter.com/yzuDDZ7rqg

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webbish6 A new poem of mine, “One More Attempt at Disaster Preparedness,” is up now at American Poetry Journal: apjpoetry.org/one-more-attem… @apjpoetry

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radio_format “Unfinished Painting”, Keith Haring, 1989

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WilliamAder CVS: We’ve bought Aetna for 69 billion dollars.

Aetna: Um, actually, that’s just your co-pay.

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It’s out! Kudos, Lee, on another book from Dark Cloud Press! The cover art for BLOOD & SQUALOR looks amazing. :-)..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Qm

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@DarklyVicKerry Amazing. Love that you had such an impact on the little demons. :-)

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FranzilovesNoES@NOFSpodcast: This is kind of horrifying.. but mostly adorable. 😊🎩 pic.twitter.com/XleufgI8By

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NoraThompson “Accordion Unicyclist” is one of my paintings at Stranger Factory that will be available for purchase online… fb.me/9rIoYNMN0

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DelilahSDawson If you woke up heartsick, remember this: Art is the flame that can’t be extinguished. If you hate what’s happening,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…uH

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen