Best Songs of 2019, Part 1

Best songs of 2019, Part 1 from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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Flash Fic – The Devil’s Soup

So I was encouraged on Twitter, by @gb_gordon, to write a story based on this prompt by @McClellandShane – *demon stands amid your destroyed kitchen* Demon: *booming* HOW? How were you able to summon me?! You: (standing in the corner flipping through your grandma’s handwritten cookbook as fast as you can) *screaming& crying* I don’t know! You were supposed to be chicken and noodles. So here is that story. The Devil’s Soup Claire found her grandmother’s handwritten cookbook while cleaning out her mother’s attic.She had never met her grandmother. She’d died when Claire was super young, and her mother, for whatever reason, didn’t talk about her much. But what little her mother had told her about...

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Not dead yet! And a soundtrack …

So, the good news is I don’t have cancer. Whew. And I ‘m doing nanowrimo, and I put a soundtrack together for my superhero tale. Listen here … My Nanowrimo 2019 Soundtrack from notmanos on 8tracks...

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Review – El Camino

(N.B.: No spoilers for El Camino, but a couple huge ones for Breaking Bad.) For Comixtreme/CXPulp, I reviewed Breaking Bad for a while, right up to the end. And it had one of the all time great endings for any TV show, because it closed the circle of its story. We began with Walt, and we ended with him. Jesse was a loose end, but that seemed okay, because while he was the heart of the series, he had been so abused, driving off into the unknown screaming was probably for the best. Walt poisoned the lives of everyone around him, if he didn’t outright kill them. Getting out of his shadow alive was no small feat. So I wasn’t all that excited about the Breaking Bad movie, because I was good with where things were left. Why gild the lily? But curiosity got the best...

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Flash Fic October – Mine

Hello everyone. Because I have a whole bunch of doctor’s appointments and surgery coming up, I decided I’d write horror flash fics throughout the month. I can’t say how often they’ll spring up, because my schedule is weird. But expect horror – some weird, some funny, all of them written by me. The first one up is about monsters, both literal and figurative. ** Mine The child was in the closet. Monster couldn’t believe it. When the veil between worlds thinned and they were able to step inside the human world, it expected to see what it always saw: clothes hung from a rail, stuck in infinite darkness. Why the barrier between the worlds always frayed in darkness was a mystery, but a good one, as most of them found sunlight too...

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A personal update

Maybe you’ve been wondering why me, a general loudmouth, has been so quiet lately, what with all the publishing mishegoss and whatnot. (Every time I say whatnot, I feel like I owe comedian George Wallace some credit.) Well, I’ve had some personal stuff that lately, got a thousand times worse. I thought about keeping this to myself, but I’ve already bitched a bit about it on Twitter, so cat is out of the bag. To make a long story short – I have a nearly dinner plate sized cyst on one of my ovaries, and a tumor in my uterus. We probably won’t know if it’s cancerous until the biopsy, but the bottom line is I’m probably looking at two surgeries, one way more involved than the other. Right now I’m fine, and I’m in edits for my paranormal...

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Everything Sucks, So Let’s Enjoy Some Music

Everything Sucks, So Enjoy Some Music from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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