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Reblog: Body Part Bags (and the Parts That Come in Them)

Part two of this reblog from Reflections From The End Of The World, this time featuring the writing of the very talented Mr Todd Mayhew…

Reflections from the End of the World

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By Todd Mayhew

My chair is pulled out a little from my desk and there’s a brain on it. It’s lumpy and dark red—so dark it’s almost black, and its curves have white worms of light reflecting on them from the lamp above. It’s been there ever since last month when I called the police and told them that Ellie the elderly lady next door was cutting people up into little meat cubes and hiding them in her kitchen cabinets, and the police came and yelled at me because that turned out not to be true.I told them it was an honest mistake, that it was dark and shadowy when I saw her moving around in there and maybe she was just chopping up the zucchini for the bread she baked for me and brought over right before I called them. I said that I was very sorry and that…

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Reblog: Chiromancy

Hello again, it’s time to introduce you to a new blog by two friends of mine. I’m going to give you two posts to start with, one by Todd and this first one by Dustin, I really hope you’ll enjoy their wonderful writing.

Ladies and gentlemen, Dustin Tyler…

Reflections from the End of the World

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By Dustin Tyler

I had a dream last night about red balloons rising over a beautiful skyline. I didn’t see them get released—they were just in-mid air and I was a silent observer, slowly following them higher and higher until we were past the tallest buildings and the sounds from the street below went silent. It was the most peaceful dream of my life, the most peaceful moment, and it was fake. Before I woke up, I tried to reach out as far as I could and grab just one balloon, but somehow, someway I knew I couldn’t. That’s how I knew that you would be gone when I woke up.

.You’re always leaving me. It doesn’t matter if it’s a warm summer night filled with lightning bugs and hope, or amid a bitter snowfall that blankets desire. I use only my elbows to get out of bed. The sheets…

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March of the Internet Nobody, day thirteen: Reblog week…

I’ve been trying to vary the content in this, my month of daily posting and I thought a good way to really mix it up would be to feature writing by other bloggers.

Happily, only this morning I found a post from some old friends, who I’ve been looking forward to reading new material from for some time, so their blog gets the first guest spot.

But there will be two more today and another three each day this week, so you might have 15 new blogs to follow by Friday, how cool is that?

Another reason for this literary largesse is that I have been so busy recently that I have barely had time to go through the dozens of e-mails I get each day, most of which bring notifications of blogs I follow. This has left me with a terrible case of blogger’s guilt, since I always feel I should reciprocate when you lovely people visit Diary of an Internet Nobody and leave your fabulous comments (I’m probably just setting myself up to feel guilty about the blogs I fail to mention this week, too, but that can’t be helped) so I hope this helps compensate in some small way for my temporary absence from your various corners of the blogosphere.

So the next post you will see, in just a few minutes, will be from Todd and Dustin and their new blog, Reflections From The End Of The World, I hope you’ll show them (and my other guests this week) some love.

Thank you for your attention.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2017 in Blogging, Fiction, Guest spots.

 

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Interview: Deano’s Grill…

Today I’m pleased to share with you an interview I did for James D Mortain a few weeks ago. 
The format of the interview itself was very novel, (no pun intended) given that it was carried out by a fictional detective called Andrew ‘Deano’ Deans and he gave me a gentle but thorough grilling about The Wrong Stuff and writing in general.

Please hop over via the link below, check out our chat and have a look round at his site.

***GUY THAIR AT DEANO’S GRILL : WRITING THE WRONG STUFF***

***BUY YOUR COPY OF THE WRONG STUFF HERE***

 

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Q+A…

I was recognised in the Post Office yesterday. 

And I don’t just mean that someone who knows me, saw me and succeeded in matching my likeness to the library of faces in their memory; no, I was recognised.

I was in there to mail a copy of my debut novel, The Wrong Stuff, to a friend I met at the Weird Weekend, way back in 2012, before the world went mad. 

He had made me the generous offer of buying my book and, as a bonus, having it delivered to my address, along with another book of my choice, so that I could sign mine and mail it back to him. So when it arrived (with a JK Rowling reissue of a Harry Potter spinoff of some kind, for Audrey) I inscribed it with a suitably personalised message and took it to the local Post Office. 

The woman behind the counter took one look at me with my book-shaped padded envelope and said; 

“Is that a copy of your book you’re posting there, then? It was you I saw in the Gazette, wasn’t it?”

Which goes to show that people do read local papers, or at least read the headlines and look at the pictures…

Elsewhere, ATLA Publishing described me as “our star author, Guy Thair” on their Twitter feed and Chrissie Parker at Fossend Publishing did a very nice interview with me for their blog;

***WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE***

I would be very pleased and terribly honoured if you would click the links below and get your very own copy (if you pay the postage, I might even sign it for you) and maybe one for a friend.

Thank you.

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For those of you who don’t already know, here comes the blurb:

The Wrong Stuff, a totally improvised novel, uniquely created from writing prompts with no edits.
“Hannah Meredith has always had a good eye and she’s a veteran bargain hunter, but she isn’t prepared, when she buys the box marked “Stuff” at a mysterious auction, for her world to suddenly unravel into a series of increasingly bizarre and terrifying events.

Soon on the run from a sinister cabal of vengeful corporate villains and their homicidal henchmen, Hannah must foil an evil plan to bring the world to the brink of global economic collapse, all the while keeping one step ahead of her pursuers.

A fast-moving thriller with a sci-fi twist, the plot stretches from chases through grimy backstreets of Victorian London back to the present day, where sudden violence shatters the tranquility of the English countryside. 
Following Hannah and her unlikely allies in their frantic attempt to stay alive and save the world from disaster, The Wrong Stuff is exciting and original, with more than a touch of black humour.”
This is the UK Amazon link…

AMAZON UK

…and for those of you further afield, there’s this one:

THE REST OF THE WORLD

The reviews:
***** – “The Wrong Stuff is a fast paced, rollicking adventure.”
***** – “Easy to read, difficult to put down.”
**** – “Fast moving…cleverly crafted.”
***** – “From start to finish it had me. It had drama and suspense, all tinged with a slice of black humour.”

 

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One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary…

There’s big money to be made from celebrity memorabilia these days, hence today’s alternative definition:

“Fanfare” – The price of an autograph.

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One liner Wednesday: Alternative dictionary…

The brilliant Douglas Adams used the names of places to give new words to everyday meanings in The Meaning of Liff and this alternate definition follows that tradition;

“Baltimore” – Extra curry.

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