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So what does Josh want for his birthday?  More video games?  Nope.  The latest fashions for school and dating?  Nope.  A car to work on for the next year?  Not that either.  He goes “old school” on me and asks for another bow.

Now I’m figuring that this will be some fancy-schmancy compound bow with more bells and whistles than I could ever even begin to guess at.  What does he do?  He blows off the first salesman who keeps trying to push a compound unit on him and goes for a classic recurve (side note: if cars had lines as nice as this bow, they’d sell better).

He’s off to shoot it in a few days.  I’m just amazed at his choice – it’s a nice one.

Targets . . . er . . . kids in the neighborhood beware!

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Did I ask for the moon?  To others – nope . . . to me – yup . . . and I got it.

One full day with absolutely “no” stress.  Hollie took my phone for the day.  Everyone dodged any calls that might turn into work or, “can I get some advice on this project” issues.

It was quiet, pleasant and playful all day.

“THAT” is what a perfect present really is.

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mitchellmaraudersWell, we survived Hollie’s 20 year reunion.  I’m not sure what I was expecting (especially considering my own Cripple Creek reunion does 5-7 graduating class reunions since it’s so small), but the mixer – complete with six foot rabbit that ran down the middle of the road in front of Rasta Pasta – was hilarious.

Saturday we did the formal dinner and dancing.  I met a few people Hollie’s talked about off and on over the years and had a lot of fun.

Sunday . . . well . . . everyone forgot to bring their arks.  The rain hit so hard it started flooding the pavilion.  That’s something you don’t see everyday in Colorado.

RadioHey folks, just found out my first serious attempt at a zombie story is being featured on the Library of the Living Dead podcast episode #121. Doc Pus dedicated the entire show to the episode as a teaser for the forthcoming “The South Will Rise Undead” anthology. Talk about an honor!

So sit back, crack open a can of whatever puts a smile on your face, and enjoy!

Or under “Library of the Living Dead Podcast” on iTunes.

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This week just keeps getting better and better.

The last seven days has brought my story, “Someone to Watch Over Me” to the world, I received news that my civil war story will not only see print soon, but that it’s also being podcasted as a teaser for the anthology, “THE SOUTH SHALL RISE UNDEAD,” and received three acceptances for other anthologies (Pop” to “HOUSE OF PAIN,” “Singed” to “HELLOLOGY” and “The Vessel” to “HELP! WANTED: TALES OF ON-THE-JOB TERROR).  I really can’t put into words the feelings I have getting all of these acceptances and publications in such a short stretch of time.

“You like me!  You really, really like me!”

Sob.

You editors and publishers are the best!

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libraryofhorror_iconMy short story “Singed” has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming devil anthology, “HELLOLOGY.” More information as it becomes available.

Hellology   TOC

  • The Hand Of Hell - Charles Kyffhausen
  • An Essay For Ms. Krimson – Val Muller
  • Brother To Hold Me – Douglas Hutcheson
  • The Prosecutor - Richard Jay Goldstein
  • Last Morning with Gran - Lee Smiley
  • The Way Of Nature - T. L. Barrett
  • The Matter Of The Boy - Emma Ennis
  • And The Devil Said, Wait - Jenni Wiltz
  • Where Do All Of The Accountants Come From? – Robert Bagnall
  • Singed – Henry Snider
  • The Evil One - Gregory L. Norris
  • All In The (Devil’s) Family – Heather Whittington
  • The Ballad Of Mal And Pert - Paul A. Free

. . . by the way folks, just in case you’re interested, the Devil’s in Detroit.  I have proof!

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My short story “Pop” has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming “House of Pain” anthology.  Not a bad way to start a week.

On top of getting that information, I found out that my wife, the ultra evil author/editor has also been accepted to the anthology.  This is a good thing, right?  I mean . . . she scares me . . . a lot!

. . . her writing!  I meant her writing!

Honest!

Zombie Zak’s House of Pain  TOC

  • Weekend Bag - David Dunwoody
  • The Manipulator - Wednesday Silverwood
  • Pop - Henry Snider
  • That Damn Song - Gregory L. Hall
  • Devil Drink - Tonia Brown
  • Baby Gravy - Tiara Chuckwu
  • The Samurai In Aisle Three - Eric Dimbleby
  • The Dionysus Health Spa - A.J. French
  • Briar King – A.D. Spencer
  • Doodles – C. Dulaney
  • The Green Dream - Gregory L. Norris
  • Black River - Rakie Keig
  • Moon Shadow - R. Scott McCoy
  • John Chapman And Scarred Angus - Clyde Wolfe
  • Serpent’s Kiss - Hollie Snider
  • It Runs In The Family – JW Schnarr
  • The Chimney - James S. Dorr
  • The Toll - Jason Shayer
  • Up And Down The Food Chain - William Meikle

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