Monthly Archives: January 2018

Weathered: Sacred Places

Daily Post Challenge, Weathered Bear Butte, located northeast of Sturgis, South Dakota, is an important religious site for many plains tribes including the Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne. Geologically, it’s not a butte but a laccolith, an intrusive igneous body that uplifts the … Continue reading

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#Submissions #payingsubmission

Corpus Press Horror and Weird Fiction is now accepting submissions for a new Halloween-themed horror anthology. Submissions will be accepted according to our publishing needs, regardless of author publication history or status. Submissions should appeal to a wide audience (late teen … Continue reading

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Nuclear War, yay

  I have an unnatural curiosity for anything atomic. In the nineties, I worked at several nuclear facilities including  Rocky Flats Plant north of Golden Colorado and the Nevada Test Site. My job was conducting remediation (hazardous/radiological waste cleanup) studies. The … Continue reading

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36 Calls for Submissions in January 2018 – Paying Markets

  There are more than three dozen calls for submissions in January. All of these are paying markets and none charge submission fees. Every genre, style, and form is wanted, from speculative fiction to poetry to personal essays Get your … Continue reading

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Tweetstorm. For some reason, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum come to mind. I’m thinking Trump and Kim Jong-un. They have similar silhouettes. And haircuts (because they are weird.) A lot to unpack. With so much unpacking they could have traveled … Continue reading

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You gotta read this. I dare you not to laugh

These are from a book called “Disorder in the Court” and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking … Continue reading

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Somebody talk me down

I think I need a dose of Fox News. Everything about the Trump administration is just so much, so fast. I watch an hour of news with coffee in the morning. By the end of the day America has been … Continue reading

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One of these things is not like the other #1

Three are fabulous, delightful, diverse individuals who own who they are. One is a throwback religious fanatic who uses his faith to trample on individuality and tout hateful rhetoric. Mike Pence likes to hide his homophobia behind sneaky regulations. From … Continue reading

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RESOLUTIONS (well one, anyway)

  I’ve had this blog, if you can call it that, for several years. I’m paying for the domain, so I may as well give a stab at a New Year’s resolution and fire out a few essays. Words of … Continue reading

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Here’s Your To Be Read pile for 2018

Someday I will have a place among the books of the year. Imagine that. It’s every author’s goal, right? To get you started here are Elle’s 21 Best Books of 2018 Seven of these are short story or essay collections. If those … Continue reading

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