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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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Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth

Poetry, at its highest form, gives a voice to the mute. Scribbled on a scrap of paper, it can become a flag to stand behind. It can become a beacon for the lost to follow. The poetry in Dreaming America … Continue reading

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My Favorite Brain Twinkies

Everyone has certain comfort songs and videos that never cease to cheer them up—like Twinkies for the mind. They are sweet, fluffy and make us feel better. I’m no different… but apparently my favorite videos are. I recently shared a … 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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Nano Experiments

I love to play with nano fiction. For a writer, it’s a quick fix of ink to keep us going until the next, long scribble session. For readers it’s something quickly consumed with a long savor. Whether you call it … Continue reading

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The BS on Bitter Suites

Now that the book release dust has settled, it’s time for an update. I have three copies of Bitter Suites left from the Crypticon weekend. That was the best author event I’ve had to date, I think. I hooked up … Continue reading

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“No Words Needed”

Ever want to know what it’s like to work at an Amazon factory? I can’t really say because I’ve “executed a Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement with the Company.” Fortunately, there is always a way to tell the truth through fiction. … Continue reading

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Exquisite Corpse for July: ‘Toxicated

The third Exquisite Corpse is ready to be exhumed and put on display. This one had no rules so contributors just gave me a random line. I love how they turned out when put together. I feel like there is … Continue reading

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But 1 Bitter Suites, Get 1 Half Off

Newsflash! Amazon Prime Day has arrived and here’s a chance to save big on Bitter Suites!  Buy one Bitter Suites book, get one half off with discount code PRIMEBOOKS18 on Amazon for Prime Day. Expires midnight July 17. Book a … Continue reading

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