Strange things are afoot

Some cool things this week:

  • I’m recording a guest spot on The Televoid tonight! More details later, but if you remember what I lost in a bet to Kacey Bange after the Super Bowl (HASHTAG KACEYWHY), you’re already prepped for the horrors to come what’s about to ensue.
  • Speaking of Kacey, in the next couple of weeks I’ll be launching a weekly column on her Pop Culture Crazy blog: Going for the Goldblum. Yep, that guy.
  • I wrote a thing for one of the Flash Fiction challenges at Terrible Minds this week: Fee. Anybody else interested in jumping in? You write 500 words but don’t end the story, then link it in Chuck Wendig’s post so someone else can finish it for you next week. (Promised myself I wouldn’t look for stories to finish until after the weekend, but…)
  • I’m officially launching this fancy new blog. Hello, Twitter!
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A Week Of Ferguson

I’ve been following the events in Ferguson on Twitter and Tumblr over the past week. It’s horrifying. It’s not the slightest bit unprecedented, which makes it and the shocked reactions to it even more horrifying.

Schools are closed all week in Ferguson and surrounding communities. There are kids who depend on those school meals. You can help make up some of the lack by donating to the St Louis Area Foodbank.

Some resources I’ve found helpful and edifying this week:

On Twitter, some of the most comprehensive reporting I’ve seen has come from @WesleyLowery, @JakeTapper, @RyanJReilly, and @ArgusRadio.

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The Power of Magical Thinking

In class this summer, I’m writing the first, terrible draft of a novel. The plan was for a gritty murder mystery; it turns more toward a light-hearted and gentle story with every link I follow from Twitter or Tumblr, especially this week.

For class, our prof asked us to do some magical thinking: specifically to put ourselves on The New York Times Best Sellers list. I figured, why not go for number one with a bullet? If I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming big.

A Fictional Fiction List
Look at that debut!
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