BOO! Happy Halloween everyone!
And what a week…Hurricane Sandy was devastating to some, and not the threat she warranted to others. And yet, as a former dweller and with many loved ones on the East coast, I was really worried, and continue to be. In this week of political hype, Sandy really helps us to focus on what our priorities truly are.
Here are ten (or more) reads around the net:
My piece, “Hexagon of Life,” is up at Metazen, thanks editor Christopher Allen: http://www.metazen.ca/?p=11347. And while there, check out “Saul Lies” by fellow Milwaukee writer, friend Tony Van Hart: Saul Lies by Tony Van Hart | Metazen
Strange Visions is Flash Fiction Friday’s October theme, full of interesting tidbits and great stories as my co-host Stephanie Lecci interviews local author Paul McComas, and he reads “Harry & Sally vs. New York.” Also I read James Claffey’s “Blood a Cold Blue” which first appeared at Word Riot: http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=9788
Linda Simoni-Wastila has landed at Smokelong Quarterly (again, thanks to editor Christopher Allen!!!) with “The Abridged Biography of an American Sniper”: http://www.smokelong.com/flash/lindasimoniwastila38.asp
Apocrypha & Abstraction has published its special Halloween issue, congrats Cheryl: http://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/halloween-special-edition-2012/
Michael Seidel is at Housefire with the strange and wonderful “I Am Not Literally A Person Under A Bridge”:
MaryAnne Kolton quizzes Charles Finch about his new book, “A Death in The Small Hours”: http://www.heralddeparis.com/charles-finch-a-death-in-small-hours/192398
Howie Good waxes about poetry in “Empire of Words” at Circleshow: Sevencirclespress: http://www.sevencirclepress.com/CircleShow Vol. 8.pdf
Laura Bogart brings speculation of a wondrous writer’s sort, cracking codes at The Salon: http://www.salon.com/2012/10/28/so_much_for_family_values/
Mark Follman hits a bullseye with “More Guns, More Mass Shootings- Concidence?” at Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/mass-shootings-investigation?fb_action_ids=4255816685378&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
Bud Smith getting spooky at Drunk Monkeys with “The Portal to Hell”: http://www.drunkmonkeys.onimpression.com/featured/the-portal-to-hell-by-bud-smith/
Dorothea Lasky has three new poems up at The Good Men Project: http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-only-old-thing-i-really-loved-was-poseidon-he-won-the-ocean-poems-by-dorothea-lasky/
Be safe out there, whether you trick, or treat! Or both.