January 2018

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vampires ought envy
the heart not
the blood
the dying not
the life
the blood is not
the life
the blood is but
the f..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…UM

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IntrigueVerse prompt 98
Seven Deadly Sins - Envy
Guide Words - Spite, Jealousy, Malvolence
embrace the concept, no..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…hs

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I think I want to see all of these horror films very much…except Slender Man. a) please, b) fatter is scarier tha..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ty

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Lesism With yesterday and Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday trending today, this is perfection. 🤪 pic.twitter.com/dBBfPPQGY9

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@troilee It is a necessity, this issue of brevity! Suess’s advice has a nice dose of levity.

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InktoFilm In a first for , we do NOT recommend you see the film we are talking about today. Join us as Kourtnea Hog..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yg

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@DameWritesalot @GetOutMovie Truly was… And I am eager to get in a room with colege students to discuss it like crazy.

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Huzzah. @GetOutMovie will be the final screening in my Horror Film course this term at Seton Hill. Can’t wait. Al..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…y1

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Kudos to the @RDSPress authors who made the preliminary Bram Stoker Award cut! @ChristinaSng @rabarts @SWytovich..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…u9

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tessgerritsen Fascinating work, Ma’am: . Meet the woman confronting public figures with their immigrant his..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yH

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heidirubymiller The Public Library 2018 Author Series kicks off on Saturday w/@DianeTurnshek’s free presentation “Turnin..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…g3

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@TimothyPFlynn @StokerCon Best wishes. I’m honored that you would take those dismembered fingers out of the box just for this occasion.

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IAFA_TW The S. T. Joshi Endowed Research Fellowship in H. P. Lovecraft — Brown University Librarylibrary.brown.edu/joshi/d

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StokerCon Today’s Horror U’s Wkshp: MAKING THE READER SQUIRM
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she cried
and he called it
opening up the floodgates
but she heard it as
bloodgates
as he walked away
and she fan..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Gh

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They should cast Seth Rogen as the BTK killer and run it as the logical next sequel to Neighbors. twitter.com/SaraJane524/st…

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Agreed it’s annoying. Imagine if articles popped up and autoscrolled whenever videos play instead. Like, i don’t kn..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…87

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@thomasgunther13 Thanks Thomas, and here’s to all the “children of the rage.”

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byMorganWright Stop fretting. You may be luckier than you think.

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Neat factoid! I will try to remember this when I teach The Brood later this semester in my Horror Film course. ;-) twitter.com/susie_dent/sta…

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he snakebites the flesh
but hates the cliché mark

his bloody lips snarl
& he snags and drags
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openculture “Don’t Try”: Charles Bukowski’s Concise Philosophy of Art and Life bit.ly/XTVdOW pic.twitter.com/AxpwSozhb3

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Look out people — there is ANOTHER Arnzen writing horror fiction! And though we’ve never met, and might only be di..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…h1

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LWLies Happy Birthday to genre legend John Carpenter! His cult classic They Live turns 30 this year – here’s a rather cheetwitter.com/i/web/status/9…itmZ

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The intrepid barista re-purposed the copper-bottomed teapot, holding the spout at an obtuse angle for the tracheot..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…HQ

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Looks like an important book. Thanks for the review. twitter.com/eviltaylorhick…

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Follow-up to my note about my story, “Fresh Catch” - you can now also dl it & others free from the Stoker Rec page..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8y

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“Are we there yet?”
my child begged for the umpteenth time,
while harnessed into the back seat.
“Not yet.” I silenc..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SV

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snap the sinew
like licorice
tug the tendon
like taffy
we cannibal kids
must learn to eat
pretending meat
is candy..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LB

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HorrorTree RT: Trembling With Fear 12/17/2017 horrortree.com/trembling-fear…

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ArtLify “I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.
A cat, I am sure,
could walk on a cloud without coming through.”..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Iy

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StokerCon Subs are now open for the HWA’s Scholarship from Hell!
Enter for your chance to win:
-free registration to..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ZS

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I’m reminded that the HWA deadline for initial recommendations is tomorrow (Sunday 1.14), so thanks to all who participate early.

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MikeArnzen HWA members: feel free to message me for a free reading copy of my short story “Fresh Catch” from Beauty of Death I..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…IO

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@derickijohnson Hahah… why yes, DeRicki! But only in this Tweeterverse…that we know of.

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he long hoarded their delightful blood
in racks of shiny red longnecks
aging in his winecellar crypt

he commingles..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3l

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Thanks @garybuller @Wcmarchese @ChristinaSng @SaraJane524 for helping spread the offer, and thx to those who have D..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…2i

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@AuthorJA_Jensen Oh, it’s out now! Excellent. The 200th anniversary has begun!

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StokerCon The holidays are over. ☹️
It’s time to focus on the next awesome thing:
@StokerCon 2018! 😁
Come celebrate horror w..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…T9

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free_facts Most children need a full 7 hours of nightmares to feel completely alert

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InktoFilm Oh hey, its Friday. How about a post? Follow these awesome writers and friends of the show!
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KevinJKennedy01 I was interviewed over at Horror Scribes. Check it out. horrorscribes.com/2018/01/08/int… via @wordpressdotcom

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after the killshot
he tosses his hot handgun
into the trashcan
behind the chic restaurant
where he steamed and wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ku

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The deadline for our symposium on vampire fic and film is Feb 15th. Guidelines call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2017/11/08…..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Is

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@DeadGeographies LOL. Thanks for the great response Chris. You sent me on the hunt to return to his work. Although..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…9c

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death, like growth (poem) flic.kr/p/F3LQLJ

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Classic, but this “official version” is a unique version of the song! “bedbugs and ballyhoo / that’s the way the be..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Uj

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@JCSasmor But of course you did — that’s “canon”! LOL. Thanks Josh.

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Here’s a goofy but creepy one: Pizza Face flic.kr/p/DJfj4r

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“Doublement” - a new essay posted to The Popular Uncanny weblog. gorelets.com/uncanny/advert… fb.me/1t3ZuKPk0

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CVHunt 20 more days to get your submissions into Grindhouse Press. No matter what kind of horror you write, we’re interest..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jz

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@skullsnflames76 Hah! Many thanks, Brian! Beware the bus stop.

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BestMovieLine Austin Powers pic.twitter.com/IJxrQYi4U4

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“The Night’s Bus”

like some surreal saloon,
the Emergency Exit doors
are always flapping
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StokerCon The schedule for the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conf. is up and running!
So many amazing panels, from Monster Studies t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…xJ

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ericjguignard The @StokerCon Librarians’ Day Schedule is up! I’ll be panelling “Why Horror Matters” w/ @grady_hendrix @lklingertwitter.com/i/web/status/9…ji

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thirsty, the teeth must bite and grind,
must work like fingerbones
massaging in mouth,
bending away the brittle
tee..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…cY

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SuzJay11 “Horror and Romance are the only genres that have national holidays. Romance is forever, but on Halloween anything..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…UY

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YA horror author @GretchenMcNeil takes the stage at @setonhill Performing Arts Center pic.twitter.com/RpwN3VD7Y1

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Congrats to all students who successfully defended their Master’s Theses this week! You join this austere g..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1U

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JCSasmor @DennisJerz @MikeArnzen @christinelmcp One of the most poignant short short stories I’ve read in a _long_ time… twitter.com/Oatmeal/status…

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NspiredMe2Write Love this - who says poetry is outdated? twitter.com/MikeArnzen/sta…

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@NspiredMe2Write Many thanks, Cheryl, for the kindness of your comments! @NspiredMe2Write

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@bizarroguy Wild new stuff, John! Best wishes with your music project; lo, may you induce the rage.

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InktoFilm Where our horror lovers at? We return to the dark side this week with ’s Rawhead Rex (short story)! If..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5t

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sometimes
ravenous vampires
insatiable in the wet heat
of their manic bloodfeast
forget that their venom
slows down..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…cX

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IntrigueVerse Prompt 94
Runs until 1/8/18
Seven Deadly Sins - first up - “Gluttony”
But you can’t use the word “Gl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…0k

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I think some of the music from this was featured in Kill Bill — I really need to see this one! twitter.com/Dr_Giallo/stat…

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Valancourt_B Nice review of our second Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: back-to-books.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-va… pic.twitter.com/CI4Wcnd0dR

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Dave — Such a wonderful comment. Thank you so much! I concur about the creativity of our amazing students, and I’..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ID

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He’d paid for streaming / but not for rent; / after the blizzard, they found his icy tv set — / playing still; / h..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…a5

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GreyMatterPress Is literary fiction in trouble? Readers and authors respond - klou.tt/1ekf9eherq9zc

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carlywatters Yes, @grantdraws 👏🏻🤣 pic.twitter.com/feWKVXzaC4

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love is an electric chair / but you don’t hold the switch // sparks fizzle into your hair / while you just sizzle,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ju

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Excited to launch another weeklong MFA residency in Popular Fiction tonight at U! Always..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…aR

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Strange_Animals Breviceps fuscus - a grumpy looking frog. pic.twitter.com/cyXqcD0aYL

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noveliciouss A creative writer is one for whom is a problem.
~ Roland Barthes pic.twitter.com/CouA7w1bMi

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SWytovich Need something to snuggle under the covers with and read? Check out The Eighth, my debut novel from @Dark_Regions_Pr amazon.com/Eighth-Stephan…

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DavidKM members of the Science-Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association can get 2017 issues of Dreams and Nightmares for Rhysli..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…6Y

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SaraJane524 If any HWA members are interested in a free copy of my poetry collection, LOVE FOR SLAUGHTER, please message me wit..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…b7

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Happy New Year! Look for this crazy horror collection of drabbles (stories that are exactly 100 words each)…. fb.me/2oB9TqSeO

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ChrstnaBergling At least 2017 was good for something! Turns out it was . In every sense of that statement. ..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…nM

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johnfdtaff Five stories NEW to this Definitive Edition of Little Deaths, PLUS an intro by, you guessed it, @JoshMalerma! twitter.com/GreyMatterPres…

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nettirw And ENSO, a collection of 4 children’s fables, is now available in paperback. The 100-numbered / signed edition is..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…fz

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RonaldMalfi With all the holiday celebrations, I’ve been tardy in announcing that THE NIGHT PARADE is now available in a tidy l..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…dM

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I just opened my phone and started using the passcode screen as a calculator. Maybe I should calc how old I am now that it’s 2018.

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IMDb To all things great, small and weird in the many worlds of , today we celebrate you!..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Om

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InterestingLit It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. – Jerome K. Jerome

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jonnysun captchas in 2007: what are these letters and numbers

captchas in 2018: which of these images contain cars

captcha..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Q3

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mashable An amputee can feel the grapes he picks using a robotic hand pic.twitter.com/4YncrdvGbZ

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WritersDigest Aiming to write a book in 2018? Chuck Palahnuik, Diana Gabaldon, David Sedaris and other iconic authors offer their..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…bQ

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Congratulations on nailing that doctorate in 2017, Matt, along with all your other successes and survivals. Was an..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mJ

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Intriguing essay. Late last night I read every bizarro microfic by @nv_baker on @CuentoMag and highly recommend the..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SN

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Enjoyed this — thanks for the shout outs. Happy new year to you both and here’s to many podcasts to come. You’re d..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pj

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Soul Cavern is to be serialized online? Happy new year to your readers! And here’s two thousand and eighteen kudos..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LU

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Impressive poem! That “smudges of ink” line is sooo dark. Great way to launch the new year. twitter.com/SaraJane524/st…

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pmcolt “Out with the , you understand,” she said, and blew her noisemaker. Then the door slammed, and I was alone in t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Iy

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hodgman This is about Luke Skywalker and also it’s about everything. twitter.com/arthur_affect/…

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The ball dropped and 2018 began. Gravity won, as it always does. Ah well. Maybe next year. to those..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…UT

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@profundusi Hahah — great, Victor. Report the answers! Happy new year.

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@ChristinaSng Happy joy to you in 2018 too, @ChristinaSng — & lo, may your nightmare poetry continue to shudder throughout the new year.

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Happy New Year, humanity! We have the meats! lol twitter.com/nihilist_arbys…

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen