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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New flash fic, and new interview!

Friday is busy for some reason, so here you go. Got a flash fic at Lex’s (warning: kind of depressing), and an interview up at Nicki’s. Hopefully not depressing, but I suppose that depends on your point of view.

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Random Shuffle Wednesday

I haven’t done this in a while, and I thought it might be nice to do something, so here’s a random song Wednesday for you. Just hitting shuffle on my iPod and seeing what come up. (Footnote: After doing this, I am now worried about myself.) Fvnerals – Shiver Oh, here’s a nice little creepy song. Can’t tell you what it’s about, but do you need to know? It’s creepy! Soak in that atmosphere. Fois Gras – Devotee Speaking of creepy songs, here’s another. The lyrics are clearer, but that’s no help. It seems to be eerie days in my ipod. Lionizer – Stone A more high energy song, but this time about preferring violence to seeing someone again. Um … yeah, I’m sensing a theme here too. Slug – Godstopper Okay! It’s classic noise rock from...

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New Year, New Flash Fic, New Soundtrack …

I have a NYE’s themed flash fic set in the Infected universe! Right here. And I have the soundtrack Scott put together, in hopes of impressing Roan. Old School Punk Party from notmanos on 8tracks...

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