Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Top Ten Viewed Blog Posts of 2012

David Letterman does a nightly Top Ten List. Here's one of the most fun. It didn't suck. 

Year end Top Ten lists are kind of silly, so what the hell, why shouldn't I join in the "fun"? Without any further verbiage, here are the most viewed posts from  2012, in reverse order with a quick comment about why it made the list.

10. Microw 6 is out! Pleased to be in it-- taking on insomnia and "The Little Prince"

Reason: People love the little prince and if you have insomnia you were up at all hours reading this post. 

Reason: People love to google themselves. This post lists a huge number of the contributors, editors, etc. Lummox also came back after hiatus and there was some interest in that.

Reason: People love the Chiller hand video! 

Reason: People search for Neco Case a lot. 

Reason: People have fond memories of the It's a Small World Ride at Disney. I remember hearing a story about someone stuck inside that ride when it malfunctioned. They were directed to wade out of the scuzzy water after a few hours. I bet they read this blog!

Reason: What do you get when a viral facebook post from a fake gazillion dollar lottery winner meets a great publisher in Right Hand Pointing, meets massive reposts by great supportive people? That's right, the number five most popular blog posting! 

Reason: People love a good screw up. The irony is that this post only redirects to the story of the screw up I named in the New Graffiti blog. 

Reason: People were damn curious about my sobriety. Was the story about that? No, but the story has many satiric references about a fellowship I know and love . 

Reason: People are interested or people are stalkers. Pick one. 

And the number One most viewed blog post of 2012

1. In Between Altered States publishes, "No Sex Since Last Spring"

Reason: Sex sells. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Year in Review, 2012. Everything published in the past 11 months, 20 days.

Just so I don't fall behind on the list for making lists in 2012, here is my full list of writing credits for the year.

Numbers wise, it was pretty good (46 widgets)--not my best year, but quality wise I feel very good about the year I had. Lord knows, I love numbers.

19 works of fiction went out in the world this year (3 in print, 16 online) and 27 poems (14 in print, 13 online). The full list is below, with links to most of them. 


"Happy Holidays", December 17, 2012 Meg Tuite’s Exquisite Quartet at Used Furniture
(written with Meg Tuite, Dena Rash Guzman and Robin Stratton)

"The Lottery Winner" , December 1, 2012 Right Hand Pointing #58

"Sometimes There Are Things Which Come Out of the Darkness" , November 14, 2012 Oddball Magazine

"Some Things You Might Not Have Realized" , October 27, 2012 Unshod Quills

"No Sex Since Last Spring" , September 1, 2012 In Between Altered States, #28

"Mental Notes From Catechism" , July 30, 2012 Matchbook

"Girl With A Gun" , July 15, 2012 Connotation Press audio "Girl With a Gun" included
"What You Dream About"

"Hello Iceman" , July 2, 2012 Paragraph Line

"This Tornado Loves You" , June 25, 2012 JMWW, Summer, 2012

"Loveville" , June 19, 2012 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"How Do You Love A Capitalist?" , June 8, 2012 Paragraph Line

"Their Own Planet" , April 9, 2012 Paragraph Line

"Chiller" , April 2, 2012 In Between Altered States #2

 "Coffee Maker" , March 20, 2012 trnsfr magazine V

"Six Facts about Influencing Baseball in Heaven" , February 2, 2012 Final Fenway Fiction:
More Stories from Red Sox Nation

"If We Don't Think, We Will Sleep" , February 1, 2012 Microw 6

"A Circus Story" , January 1, 2012 Right Hand Pointing


"Far Away in Iowa"
November 19, 2012,Ibbetson street 32, Print

"My Heart in San Francisco"
"Quintessential Awkward Male Moment"
November 17, 2012,Fuck Poems, Print

November 16, 2012,Spoonful

"You knew me before"
November 5, 2012,Gutter Eloquence

"No one really knows when it Happens"
"Ironing Under an Old Dusty Picture of a Wheat Field"
"Love Affair"
October 24, 2012,Zig Zag Folios, Print

"Walking Out of the Woods"
October 21, 2012,Lummox Magazine, Print

"What is Missing"
"your luscious lips"
July 18, 2012 Thunder Sandwich

"We Were Once Friends"
May 21, 2012 Bagels with the Bards 7

"Suffolk Downs"
April 26, 2012 Poiesis 5

"When It is Still Winter"
April 11, 2012 The Somerville News

"reply to someone who said, u owe me a poem, boy "
April 10, 2012 Extract(s)

"reply to the grumpy cashier at the fast food restaurant"
"Exclamation for a Separation which happened long Ago"
April 4, 2012 Fried Chicken and Coffee

"All The Days And Nights "
March 13, 2012 Red Fez

“My Girlfriend’s car is officially dead”
“reply to someone who said there’s a lot of not-happy going around”
“This IS Bitchin’”
“Wait-You Can’t Hide It.”
March 2, 2012, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

"After Smoking Dope""
"Sam Jesus in the Tub"
“Why We Listen to the Universe”
"To Care About Life"
February 26, 2012, Hip Poetry 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Does not play well with others except Tuite, Guzman and Stratton

Doing things around the holidays with groups of people becomes a Christmas party. Sometimes you can't dress up or take Bob Dylan anywhere

Here's "Happy Holidays" by myself, Robin Stratton, Dena Rash Guzman and Meg Tuite.

In the past I've written and published works of fiction with Elizabeth Rawlins (1, 2 and 3), Renee Angers with one recent and yet unpublished story co-written with Teisha Twomey. The process of each of these have involved writing back and forth to and at each other.

Meg Tuite (she seems to be everywhere) oversaw an equisite corpse holiday story today in Used Furnature.  It had a few attempts that I was not up to snuff with. In the first attempt, I transformed a sex trade story into Cinderella. That didn't work. The second attempt I was supposed to end the story and I turned the character I was working with, Sally, and disguised her as Santa Claus for the party. Again it didn't work. I concluded I work much better when I do my own set-up, arc and ending. (I don't play well with others!)

Meg stuck with me and I was able to add a few lines of dialog and a paragraph or so--and I was able to be  included with this fine crew.

  The story came out today and like opening a surprise package I was thrilled to find out that I had written with Dena Rash Guzman and Robin Stratton.

Other holiday collaborations aren't as good as ours! Take this one made with "103% love" Ho ho ho!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's not a hoax! Right Hand Pointing publishes "The Lottery Winner"

I have a new story, "The Lottery Winner" up today at Right Hand Pointing #58. It's a winner. It is unlike  fake winner Nolan Daniels who put up on facebook that he won the Powerball Jackpot. It baffles me (actually it doesn't) that people believe things at face value. It baffles me further that people like Daniels goal in life it seems to be "to make something go viral". He should start screwing without a rubber then.

It is also unlike, Shirley Jackson. Here she is reading her famous iconic piece,"The Lottery" in two videos, Parts 1 and 2. She, unlike Daniels, is not a douchebag

As for my story own story, here's the rub: Any portrayal of douchebags real or imagined are purely coincidental. A lottery winner deserves to dance, right T?

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