Writing update

Okay, so, writing type things going on with me. As of the 23rd, Dreamspinner will no longer be publishing the Infected series. I have yet to decide on what I’m going to do with them. A new story in the Infected universe may be in the works, though, so stay tuned. I ‘ve taken back all my Dreamspinner properties but one, an upcoming book titled Darlings of New Midnight. I signed the contract for it before I realized how bad things had gotten – what a bad time to be on a self-imposed social media break. They did pay the advance, and I can’t afford to pay it back, so it’s theirs for now. If you’re boycotting Dreamspinner and don’t want to buy it, that’s cool, I totally get it. I assume that someday, it’ll be independently published,...

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Best Songs of 2019, Part 2

And 8Tracks is shutting down at the end of the year, so you have a very limited time to listen to all my playlists, sadly. Best Songs of 2019, Part 2 from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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Best Albums of the Year

Oh boy, it’s almost the end of the year, when everybody comes out with their lists. (And some are getting a jump on their best of the decade lists, but there’s no way in hell I’m going there.) And far be it from me to buck the crowd, so here’s my personal list of the best album of the year. Your mileage, as always, may vary. Malibu Ken – Malibu Ken The collaboration of Aesop Rock and Tobacco was something I looked at with cautious optimism. After all, I like both musicians separately, but I wasn’t honestly sure how they’d be able to combine rap and neo-psychedelic music and make it sound coherent. Not only does it work incredibly well, but it has been my favorite album since its January release. This is has been a hell of a bad year,...

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Flash fic – The Thing

CW: body horror As you may well know, I’ve had some health issues, and I had this kind of gross idea for a story partially based on those woes. So here it is. The Thing The first doctor thought it was a cyst. It was a bulbous mass that grew on Evie’s right hip. It was almost perfectly circular at first, and kind of hard. But then it started to take on a worm like appearance, and became a bit more spongy. It didn’t hurt, although sometimes it felt kind of funny. She couldn’t say exactly what it felt like though, and really she only went to the doctor because her pants wouldn’t fit. There were tests taken, and they added up to nothing. The only thing in the cyst appeared to be blood. It wasn’t cancerous, wasn’t pus,...

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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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