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Hayseed Coup & Evidence of Simulated Existence

Never blame conspiracy for what incompetence can explain. Ah, but what if it’s a conspiracy of incompetence? / geste /// “Hayseed Coup” If people can go insane Why not cities, states, Countries going insane? Look around. First small groups went … Continue reading

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Never Learn, Do We?

When I was in 5th grade I was chosen for a summer arts program at the school.  Ages ranged up to high school and kids were drawn from all over the area. These two guys stood out.  Slightly older, they … Continue reading

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The Beginning of The End, Black Sabbath’s Last Tour’s First Concert

Black Sabbath, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 20 January 2016 CE, evening No one to glance at, share with, In moments when events Signify chains of memories Shared memory means life. / W B Kek /// Writers learn to store experience, observation, … Continue reading

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Aping the Worst

Serial killers become celebrities in America and around the world, their personal things collected, their images polished, and their lives endlessly studied by wanna-bes.  This despite serial killers having reduced everything to a mindless stupidity:  Kill. They are boring imbeciles, … Continue reading

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Between Blinks

Art is more important than history. What you create matters more than lies agreed upon. The notion of history is bogus. It is simply lack of imagination all around to think the stories told of earlier times are any more … Continue reading

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A Day Closely Approaching Winter

Stone Sea – A Socratic, Aristotelian, or Possibly Asimovian Dialogue for A Day Closely Approaching Winter # Cold winds blow leaves and sparrows through crowds of desultory shoppers. A Writer, shoulders slumped, hands in pocket, head hung low, slouches out … Continue reading

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Making Things Is Better Than Re-Arranging or Breaking Things

I write most of my stories for their own sake, with audience being a secondary or tertiary consideration after-the-fact. Art for art’s sake, I guess.   “Money, for gods’ sake,” as 10CC cited.   Thing is, as my eldest son … Continue reading

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The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro, A Review

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012 355pp, trade paperback notes & discussion questions A Review by Gene Stewart First, this novel is a fascinating tour through Boston’s art world, high and low. Mostly … Continue reading

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FB LitChat w/ JC & SL

“Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.”–H.P. Lovecraft. It’s not just horror I search for. It’s that ‘something else’ that might inspire awe, too. A shifting in the writing focus? Hmmmm… We’ll see. Anyway, good Wednesday morning, friends. On the … Continue reading

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Pay Writers For Their Work

You want free writing from writers? To put on your Ezine? So you get free ISP too, right? Free art? Free web design? Oh, it’s in print. So it’s on free paper too? Free ink? Free printing, shipping, storage, and … Continue reading

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