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David Accurso: Kansas City Artist

Meet David Accurso, a local artist in Kansas City quickly gaining a name for himself for his precise and detailed stippling creations. Stippling is a technique in which the artist strategically places thousands of dots that blend with one another to … Continue reading

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Fiction Friday: Creepypasta

Creepypasta   “Mom, check it out.” Noah angled his bowl of alphabet pasta to his mother. Along the edge of his bowl he had placed sauce covered letters to form the words creepypasta. His mother looked up from her laptop, … Continue reading

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“Where the Stars Rise” Made Alberta Award Shortlist

Remember Where the Stars Rise, the anthology of Asian speculative fiction that accepted my short story Vanilla Rice? Laksa Media, the publisher behind that anthology is on the short list for the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award (Speculative Fiction of the … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse…It Begins Again!

Open the coffin and raid the mausoleum—it’s time to create another Exquisite Corpse! A line has already been submitted. I’ve fallen in love with this collaborative, ‘village-writes-a-poem’ creation. Now… who’s ready to Corpse again? NO RULES. Let’s see what crazy masterpiece … Continue reading

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Ladies of Horror for July

The month is already over and it’s time to post the rest of the Ladies of Horror flash fictions going up over at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog. Earlier this month I posted the first seven here. Here is the rest of … Continue reading

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Now on Kindle: Bitter Suites

Bitter Suites is now available in two formats—ebook and paperback. Visit here for a chance to win a free copy… and don’t forget to leave a review for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Details at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman is a finalist for The New Prize in Literature

I have repeatedly stated what a huge Neil Gaiman fan I am, so when I got this news in my email I of course have to act, share and repeat. Neil Gaiman has been nominated for this year’s top international … Continue reading

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Writing Tips

I found these writing tips on Pinterest. They are common sense, but sometimes the most basic advice merits a repeat. What are your tips? ***Find out how to win $25—100 in an Amazon gift card  by entering the Bitter Suite Reviews … Continue reading

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New Definition of “Billionaire:” Gives Rather than Takes

A billionaire means you have a billion dollars? Right? According to Jason Silva, that definition is going the way of the dinosaur. What is his new definition of “billionaire?” “The new definition of billionaire is he/she who will positively affect … Continue reading

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