Saturday, May 30, 2009

PicFic! PicFic! Yay Yay PicFic!

As the month of May closes, two modest tweets open.

Thanks again to Folded Word Press and the PicFic guru.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

From the Trash Heap #3

The Pain of Poetry

I asked a friend what he thought poetry was.

“Let me show you,” he said, then he ordered two beers. He was quiet for a moment, studying the label.

"I love you," he said.

While I was blushing he smashed a bottle over my head.

Copyright 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Eat A Peach Poetry Summer 2009

The place is Eat A Peach.

The issue is Shadows and Twilight.

The poem is Noir, sharing some space with the likes of Anne Brooke, Christian Ward, Jason Young, Marcelle Kasprowicz, Anne Rettenberg, and others.

My poetry sightings are rare, so you might want to take a peek.

Many thanks to Eat A Peach for allowing me to take a bite...mmmm, juicy.

...I'll shut up now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bursting with Flavor

New fiction at Burst Fiction.

Kill a minute, maybe get a laugh. Read Precocious Minds right now!

I hope everyone is well in introweb land.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shoots and Vines

Elizabeth has broken through the soil at Shoots and Vines.

Be sure to roam around some, and check out details for their Print Zine.

This place is DIY done right. Thanks again to the editor for giving my little piece a great home.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Contest Winner (s) Announced!

Brandi Wells Review contest winners have been announced. Everyone won. That's my kind of contest.

Thanks to Brandi, and thanks to xTx, who was brave enough to create a trainwreck with me. Good times.

Read Flippant.

Warning: Not for the squeamish.

Bound Off: Issue #40

Issue #40 of the Literary Audio Magazine, Bound Off, is now live.

I'm very pleased to be a part of the Bound Off family, and to have my piece, Check Engine Light, alongside Gavin Broom's A Documentary about Sharks.

Thanks to Mark Rushton for an excellent reading, and thanks to Ann and Kelly for their kindness and patience.

Pour yourself a cup of something delicious, relax, and listen.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

elimae in may

new edition of elimae.
the writers clap. i clap, joyous. respect to cooper renner. love to
minimalist writing. read me here. others here. infinite gratitude.

Bursting with Fiction

Read Midnight Delight at Burst Fiction.

High fives to Erik. Thank you, sir.

Note: John Locke is the devil.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Carlyle Junior's at Lurid Lit

Friday is here now, and Lurid Lit has launched a little story of mine out into the world.

Initially, I wasn't sure I'd find a good home for this story. Then Lurid Lit came along.

Lurid Lit, an ezine with print aspirations, is self-described as:

"Celebrating the world of literary sleaze. Comics, Pulp Fiction, Horror and Adult Books are all reviewed, analyzed, and discussed."

Do pay this place a visit. I couldn't be happier to be a part of the Lurid Lit family.

Thanks again to the editor for welcoming Carlyle Junior's with open arms.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Original Fiction Fridays at Lurid Lit

...But today's Thursday.

Yeah, I know.

Just dropping a note to let everyone know (well, those of you who hang out here from time to time--I love you guys!) that Lurid Lit will be dropping some serious Mel-flavor on you tomorrow.

So keep your eyes open. This is gonna be fun. It'll be more fun than my incessant self-promotion. Promise.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Happy Wednesday, everyone.

Just a quick note:

Three new ezines are up and running and looking for submissions.

1) Wamack: A Journal of the Arts

2) Burst Fiction

3) Gemini Magazine

Speaking from personal experience, Wamack and Burst have two of the nicest editors on the block. Gemini is based in my home state of Massachusetts, so it's gotta be cool.

So don't forget to support the little guys. They exist to support you too. Keep the love flowing.

The B Train (Part 3 of 3) at Burst Fiction

It's been a fast ride, and part 3 of The B Train is here.

Many thanks again to the editors of Burst Fiction.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The B Train (Part 2 of 3) at Burst Fiction

The Celtics lost but so did The Lakers. Ha ha.

Jump back on The B Train to take your mind off things.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the stunning conclusion.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Come ride The B Train at Burst Fiction

Start the week off right. Get your ticket for The B Train, a 3-part series running at Burst Fiction.

The good times will get you through til Wednesday. I'll be posting the links here as they arise.

Many thanks to the editors of Burst Fiction for giving The B Train room to rage.