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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ask Me Anything.

Visit IAmA Medieval Times Princess, AMAA.

The Bible The Quran Lady Chatterley’s Lover Ulysses Candide Leaves of Grass Fanny Hill Lysistrata Family Limitation Canterbury Tales Confessions The Rights of Man The Age of Reason Black Beauty Universal Declaration of Human Rights US Constitution The Provincial Letters Jerusalem Delivered Decameron Frankenstein Moll Flanders Call of the Wild The Iron Heel and various editions of The Arabian Nights

Did you know it’s Banned Books Week? For your enjoyment, a list of Books Suppressed or Censored by Legal Authorities. (via)

The bored seagull lifts a leg now and then/And forgets to put it down.

Read “Late September” by Charles Simic.

duke out what history is writ

My friend Mary Alexandra Agner has a new and awesome book out: The Doors of the Body.

This, he thought, was the only way he wanted to live. All he needed to do, sometime soon, was sneak back into the house and get some of his things—his knives, blankets and glue and rope, maybe some of his mom’s matches. Then he would build a forest home, high in the trees, and become one with the woods and the animals, learn their languages and with them plot an overthrow of his home, beginning with the decapitation and devouring of Gary.

Read “Max At Sea” by Dave Eggers.

He clung to your luck, and kept it/ For two more years.

Read “On Worms, and Being Lucky” by U. A. Fanthorpe.

it is what is not there that leads me astray

Read “Rape Me Barbie” by Jenniey Tallman.

I never sleep in a tie; I maintain my independence there.

Read “An Impolite Interview with Shel Silverstein” (via; warning: distasteful homophobia in part of the interview)

the train like a wide, metallic bolt of lightning, and the people on the bridge

Just had a short flash fiction piece go up at Brain Harvest: An Almanac of Bad Ass Speculative Fiction: “Ribbons. Lightning.“

Skin that crawls with invisible larva.

Read “MRI” and other poems by Lisa J. Cihlar.