This poem of mine seems too fitting not to share this week. Enjoy!
I am thankful for
that have made us look like gardeners.
For make-a-wish flowers
that have sprung up
as fast as my wishes;
I have never thought them weeds.
For two naughty cats
who get underfoot
as often as they keep me on my toes.
For friends as dependable
as the day’s end.
For family tumultuous,
scattered like stray acorns,
For this house,
more than material,
more than design.
And for you, my love,
always for you.
© Annie Neugebauer, 2011
This week I’m sharing a new photo album at The Decorative Writer: my author friend Patrick Ross. If you don’t follow him already (and you should!), you might remember him from a couple of years ago when he hosted me on his blog, The Artist’s Road. (My post was called “What the Heck Should I Call Myself Anyway?“) His blog is full of inspiring posts for creatives as well as beautiful personal posts about Patrick’s own journey as a writer. He recently had his memoir Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road published, and if it’s anything like his website, I know it will be a great read.
I invite you all to take a look at Patrick’s office. It’s nice to have a more masculine space featured! From his collection of antique maps to the drool-worthy giant whiteboard that any organized writer would envy, his space is packed full of functional, nifty, and inspiring ideas. We’ll see you at Patrick’s album!
Hello everyone. I’m happy to share some good stuff with you today.
My flash story “Hide” is out now in Issue #43 of Black Static magazine! You can view a teaser of my story’s spread as well as read the opening lines right here.
If you’d like to read my story (plus work by other great writers!), you can subscribe to Black Static or order individual copies direct from TTA Press. The print copies haven’t shipped yet, so if you subscribe now you’ll get them soon! Or if you just can’t wait, you can also find the Kindle edition of issue #43 on Amazon. (You don’t actually need to have a Kindle; anyone with a computer or e-reader of any kind can get the free app.)
I’m thrilled to announce that my creepy short story “The Cottage of Curiosities” will be in the anthology Strange Little Girls by Belladonna Publishing, out in 2015!
I once was a strange little girl. Now I just write about them. Strangely.
And finally, just in case you missed it, I have a new post up in my Twitter column series at Writer Unboxed. I’m stirring the pot with “The Great Twitter Debate: Should You Follow Back?” I’d love to see all you Twitter users there!
Happy November. <3
Photo by Stephanie Massaro
We have winners for the All Hallows Read giveaway. Drawn at random, the three winners are:
Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you three shortly to find out which book you’d like. You can choose between The Shining, the collected works of Poe, or House of Leaves. (Or a different recommendation as needed.)
Thanks so much to all who read, commented, shared, and entered. I’ve had a blast sharing October with you. Have a fantastically spooky Halloween,