Flash Fic Challenge – Construction Zone

The latest challenge is here, and I got this picture. I decided I saw something in the picture that isn’t true. But why not? ** “You’re gonna hafta come look at it, Steve,” Russ said, pushing his hard hat up higher on his head. Steve rubbed his eyes and sighed. This was supposed to be a simple building demolition, but at some point it had turned into a nightmare. Steve stepped out of the trailer and followed Russ, who stopped barely twenty feet away. Steve waited, not sure what he was supposed to see, and then, when he started examining it, he thought maybe it was a prank. What did they call it? A “tromp loll” or something? A realistic picture of something painted on something else? “There’s another building inside the building,” Russ said,...

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An artist, you say? This may interest you ..

Please share! There’s going to be a volume 2 and/or issue 2 of the Friends For Equality music compilation and zine. Proceeds we receive online are being split evenly between ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Southern Poverty Law Center. The zine will also be sold at local events in Richmond to raise money for local social and reproductive justice organizations. The deadline for both is tentatively April 30. We would like this compilation to be even more diverse than the last one and encourage submissions in all genres and especially would like to give a voice to people of color, women, and non-binary/LGBTQ folks. Songs should be unreleased and under 10 minutes in length. We hope that unreleased songs will generate more sales! Artwork and writing for zine does...

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New soundtrack!

Because why the hell not? Who The Hell Are You from notmanos on 8tracks Radio.

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Flash Fic Challenge – She Broke Gods

Another challenge, and another nasty piece of work. I’ve just started reading In Sunlight Or In Shadows, Lawrence Block’s story collection inspired by Edward Hopper, and I can’t help but feel that influenced this story, a story of revenge from an unexpected place. Possible trigger warning – so, so violent. She Broke Gods It was funny what having a shitty childhood could teach you. Playing dead, for instance. Bryn was great at it. Or, in this particular instance, playing drugged. She acted unconscious as they accidentally on purpose groped her while picking her up and putting her in the shitty car, that stank of old cigarettes and fast food wrappers jammed under the seats, with the smallest hint of vomit. By her count, there were currently...

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Flash Fic Challenge – Discount Skin Ticket

So, here’s the latest flash fic challenge, and her’es my story. A very blink and you’ll never see it tip of the hat to Clive Barker. Discount Skin Ticket It looked like a place made of nightmares. Everything your parents warned you about; every desolate parking garage; every unlit alley in the bad part of town; every abandoned tenement crime scene. It was all those things, and everything unspeakable, unknowable, and chilling, rolled into what looked like an empty carnival funhouse. Only empty buildings didn’t thrum with energy you could feel like heavy bass lines thudding through the floor. Simon cut around the back, and thought he could feel something shimmer around him, like heat, only different somehow. He could taste copper in his...

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I did a fun thing!

It’s an interview, but not a typical one at all. I talk about animal books and candy corn. Check it out.

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A new playlist!

The F the Inauguration playlist. Speaks for itself, really. F*** The Inauguration Playlist from notmanos on 8tracks Radio. As requested, here’s the entire playlist in print form: Governed by Contagions by At The Drive-In Burn the Witch by Radiohead Singing Of The Bonesaws by Future Of The Left The Shit Sisters by These Arms Are Snakes Body For The Pile by clipping. feat. SICKNESS Atom Bomb by Beach Slang Country Kills by Popstrangers Can’t Truss It by Public Enemy Thank God For Worker Bees by Botch Mark 13 by Error Fate The National Front Disco by Morrissey Wearing A Bear by P.O.S Kill the Poor by Dead Kennedys Motherfucker by Faith No More Everybody Gets What They Want by Wax Idols Bear Away (Live) by The Murder City Devils Give Violence A Chance by...

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