Category Archives: #ReadLocal

Interview with Allen Thobois

How many times have I said behind every amazing manuscript there is an amazing editor?  No matter how good we are as writers, we are all blind to our own mistakes. That’s why it’s so important to have a second … Continue reading

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“Spitting Words” on PoetryNook

Writing a new poem each week for PoetryNook was a good discipline. At most poets can win a generous sum of cash for their work and some feedback. At the least, you have a new poem each week. Since I … Continue reading

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New eCorpse, New Ad Page and New Blog Host

Looks like the blog was finally migrated successfully to the new home but the last few posts dropped into cyberspace. Unfortunate, but if that’s the worst of what the end of 2020 brings, I call it a win. If you … Continue reading

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R.I.P Frank W. Smith

I called him Frank-N-Furter and he thought it was an awesome nickname. We co-hosted the JournalJabber show together a few times. A few people confused us for being a couple since we had the same last name. We did have … Continue reading

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How is a Spoon Like a Mask?

There is an old, old story attributed to Rabbi Haim of Romshishok that I love. It features two rooms and two feasts. One feast represents Hell, the other Heaven. In each feast, the diners are given very long spoons making it impossible … Continue reading

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New Normal? First Poetry Reading Since March

Talk about kickstarting the muse! This afternoon I had the pleasure of doing a poetry and chatter session with Amy Zoellers of Hipness and Outrage fame. Check her Instagram out here! We took turns reading our work and discussing the … Continue reading

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Buried Author Seeks Shelter

Wanted: Overwhelmed author-publisher seeks strong, dependable bomb shelter to protect against falling deadlines. Must enjoy dark humor and have an inappropriate appreciation for all things morbid. Please do not respond with Pina Coladas and walks in the rain. Corrugated steel … Continue reading

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Slow and Painful Progress

Today I had a major breakthrough—I wrote 666 words for my HWA column. Pre-pandemic me wouldn’t have even noticed the victory. I would have snickered at the funny word count and moved on to a few thousand more. Post-pandemic me … Continue reading

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Issues from Space and Time About Issues

Now that #137 is finished there are a few issues that have been brought to my attention. Why didn’t I get a rejection notice? Some of the rejections are apparently getting caught up in the spam universe and not making it … Continue reading

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Space and Time’s Summer Issue… at LAST!

Space and Time magazine’s issue #137 for Summer is available now—in spite of pandemics, pregnancy (not mine!), catastrophic storms, building a sound recording booth, and having solar panel installation clash with a late publishing date. Everything is just about updated … Continue reading

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