HUMP Chill

Hello friends,

It has been a week of single digits, and I’m not talking about fingers here…the temps have been Arctic- like. Sub zero, the kind where it sinks so low you forget whether it’s Fahrenheit or Celsius…or simply don’t care. But these wonderful words around the net have warmed more than fingers…enjoy!

Interview with my pal Sheldon Compton about his sensational story collection, The Same Terrible Storm has birthed at The Lit Pub:

Author Jody Paloni is doing this great project called 365 Short Stories in 2013, and I was so thrilled to find I’d made her list. She blogs about her week here:

I didn’t grow up like this, but Richard Blanco is so eloquent in Making a Man Out of Me at the Huffington Post:

Superstar: An excerpt from Susan Steinberg’s amazing story collection, Spectacle is up at Nervous Breakdown:

Meg Tuite’s got a killer poem at Clutching at Straws, “Not Always a Happy Place”: And you can also read Meg’s story at the January Bartleby Snopes, and please vote for it:

This could make you bawl…Matthew Salesses at The Good Man Project:

A poem, I Go To The Mall For A Knife by Dorianne Laux, stayed with me for days, at Cortland Review: – 1

I’m not sure where I got turned on to Madison poet Adam Fell, but here are two of his stunning poems in Diagram:

Get ready for author Alex Pruteanu, he’s gearing up for the release of Gears: A Collection:

Bonnie Zobell’s new book, The Whack-Job Girls is out and ready for purchase (plus, watch that incredible video!):

So, in a week of Presidential Inaugurations and Martin Luther King Day, the 40th anniversary of Roe versus Wade and Serena Williams passing the potential torch to fellow teenage American Sloane Stephens in the 2013 Australian Open…what are you paying attention to? What inspires you? Motivates you? How are you going to impact changes in your life in 2013?





About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, Robert leads week long National writing retreats at sites like Synergia Ranch, Cedar Valley and The Clearing. His poems and fiction are published in over 600 print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Los Angeles Weekly, Literary Orphans, and Smokelong Quarterly. He is Editor-in-Chief at Bending Genres and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing in Milwaukee. He is nine times a Pushcart Prize Nominee and his fiction and poetry have won awards, including a Micro-Fiction runner-up (2012) and twice a finalist in the Gertrude Stein Fiction Award (2013-14). His flash fiction was selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 and 2019. His books are: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms); RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press), and FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press).
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1 Response to HUMP Chill

  1. Andrea says:

    Happy Hump Day! Thanks for sharing and warming us all up…in the deep freeze so many of us are in.

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