brothercyst: 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

HOLLYWOOD ON FIRE

So last night some pyro or pyros set NINETEEN FIRES in Hollywood and West Hollywood.  Police presence was beefed up because of fears they'd strike again tonight.  And so it seems they have.  This is happening like right now.  From the Hollywood Hills, awake at 4:30 am, I can hear sirens going apeshit and helicopters are buzzing over the hills, close enough that I can feel the house vibrate slightly.  Fucking crazy.  This time it's North Hollywood, apparently.  Switching it up.

Friday, December 23, 2011

1Q84

I asked a friend a while back if he intended to read 1Q84He said, "It's not my fault that Haruki Murakami is still alive and writing books."  I kind of felt the same way.  I did buy it though.  And I cracked it open today and ended up reading the first 125 pages (ie ~ 1/9th of the book) straight through.  So far, it's actually really great.  I'm surprised, somehow, although I don't know why I should be.  The last new-ish book I tried to read was The Night Circus, which completely bored me, although lots of people seem to love it.


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Posted a few words about Sleeping Beauty on HTMLGIANT.  You'll never find it in a theater but it's still on demand and downloadable on Amazon.  See it!  I'm curious what other people think.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

DICK MOMENT

This Charles Platt piece about Philip K Dick's posthumously published notes reminded me of this fantastic, fascinating Philip K Dick speech which I've probably linked to before, perhaps several times, but that's ok, because I like to reread it every now and then.  It is a look at genius touched by madness.

Some books I read since this summer that I haven't written about:
Art of Fielding (pretty good, think Wonder Boys era Chabon with baseball)
You Deserve Nothing (awesome, feels like Salter mixed with Francine Prose)
House of the Scorpion (I liked this, Liz Hand recommended it to me, quite gripping YA)
The Last Werewolf (had its moments)
Lost in Cat Brain Land (insane stories.  "I am Meat, I am in Daycare" was excellent.  I like stories that give me ideas for other stories, and a lot of these did)

Been reclusive, reading, watching movies.  I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last week.  My god, was it boring.  Fincher's worst movie, by far.  I was seriously suffering.  I just watched Predators on TV.  That was pretty good.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

"INTERVIEW" AT COLLAGIST

The Collagist did an "interview" with me where the questions are answered via quotes from Fires.  The republished Fires!  Which, like, go buy it.

Today I had a good meeting.  Before that I wrote a little.  I rewatched some of Sleeping Beauty.  Tonight I saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.  I have never, never in my life seen a movie whose trailer was so much better than the movie.  The trailer looked just beyond fucking awesome...like the best spy movie ever made.  The movie is a hard, rough, incomprehensible trudge.

I didn't like Shame all that much when I left the theater.  Some of it felt silly, although there are lots of very familiar, recognizable moments (I loved it when the subway train stopped and the doors didn't open).  If it was supposed to be a descent into hell...it wasn't.  It also isn't disturbing or shocking, as advance word had indicated that it would be.  My friend Nic called it "just a hair away from being called Single Man with a Job in NYC."  But I realized I did think about it a lot in the two days since seeing it.

However, Sleeping Beauty is much better.  In fact the more I think about it, the more I think it's extraordinary.  And I think Emily Browning should be getting the same critical praise that Michael Fassbender is (deservedly) getting for Shame.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

GREAT MOVIES I SAW IN 2011

In rough order.

1. Sleeping Beauty

I just saw this.  (It's available on demand even though IFC either just released it in theaters or is about to.)  Fucking mesmerizing...hypnotic.  Like a dream.  Not for everyone.  Most reviewers are mixed or negative.  I loved it, loved it.  


2. Margin Call

Mamet-level writing.  Far-superior-to-Mamet-level filmmaking.  Stellar performances.


3. Take Shelter

Atmospheric, beautiful, scary.  Really upset me.


4. Warrior

Genuinely touching. Hits all the familiar buttons but hits them expertly. Total commitment performances all around. Tom Hardy is a beast.


5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rupert Wyatt, who I thought disappeared after his amazing debut The Escapist from a few years ago, comes through with a massive-scale blockbuster that has a stand-up-and-cheer/down-with-humans finale.


6. X-Men: First Class
The scene with the quarter was great.  Fassbender was great.  The teeth ripping out of the mouth... the knife flying from his hand in the bar...

7. Win Win
Just a pleasure to sit through.

8. Insidious
Surprised by some genuine scares.  A well-structured script.

9. Bridesmaids
I laughed.

10. Attack the Block
"They're my neighbors.  They protected me."

11. Drive
On here for the opening scene alone.

Haven't yet seen, but might be great:
Shame [update, saw it, strong but it wasn't great] 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [update, saw it, torture]
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  [update, so fucking boring!] 
The Descendants  [too much narration but Shailene Woodley is good] 
Martha Marcy May Marlene [update, saw it, beautifully shot but I hated all the characters and wanted to shake some sense into them; also it ends without a climax] 
Melancholia [beautiful, somewhat tedious]

Young Adult  [update, saw it, kind of great although a few false notes brought it down] 
Carnage 
Rampart  [very good movie until it just ends with no ending, just like MMMM]

Tyrannosaur
The Skin I Live In

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HMM

What did I watch last night?  I watched The Help.  Then I watched Cocaine Cowboys 2, which was fun.  I also started reading Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi, which is fucking awesome so far.  I also bought this book which I've heard good things about.  Also my car got fucked up yesterday and that was terrible.  Should I continue spending money to maintain it, or should I go into debt to buy a new car with a 5 year warranty?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

BREAD LINE

So I'll be sleeping late again...my gig on Teen Wolf ends this week.  It was fucking awesome and season two is going to be amazing.  Back to writing other stuff!  More announcements coming up soon...a novella and a collection of stories.  Working on scripts and treatments for the moment.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

UNCANNY

Apparently I'm in web ads now, looking unusually healthy and stylish.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011

BODY SNATCHERS

Over the last few days I watched four "body snatchers" movies.  Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, dir. Don Siegel)... Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, dir. Philip Kaufman)... Body Snatchers (1993, dir. Abel Ferrara)... and The Faculty (1998, dir. Robert Rodriguez).

The Faculty is entertaining silliness with only a few innovations (the aliens are parasitic sea creatures who need to constantly drink bottled water to survive, and diuretic powder kills them), and a number of lines stolen directly from the earlier movies.

The '78 Kaufman Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Veronica Cartwright is very strong, but aesthetically very dated, especially in the first act--the decision to keep the camera away from people's faces inhibits investment with the characters.  The one moment of greatness is a total non sequitur involving a dog with a human face.

The original 1956 Don Siegel Invasion of the Body Snatchers is terrific, by far the best of them.  Fast-paced, lean, smart, and fucking chilling.  Kevin McCarthy is great--should've been a movie star.  And the embryonic pod people are more disgusting in this version than in any of the others, surprisingly.  I saw this movie when I was a little kid, loved it, and it really holds up.

The biggest surprise, though, was the 1993 Abel Ferrara Body Snatchers version.  It's uneven (and has a bizarre denouement, in which the seemingly low-budget movie suddenly, briefly becomes an action extravaganza, with missiles firing and huge explosions), but overall it's a forgotten horror classic.  There are three or four great scenes, but one true standout... a genuine classic scene... when the "replaced" version of the Meg Tilly character calmly explains to her husband that it's no use running.  "Go where? Steve, this is important. Go... where? That's right. Go where?  Where you gonna go?  Where you gonna run?  Where you gonna hide?  Nowhere."

Some nice person has cut together a few clips of the best moments from the Ferrara version (although the sync is slightly off in the best part)... NSFW...



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So not only are the Occupy Wall Street protests happening in my old neighborhood (Zucotti Park is maybe four blocks away from the apartment building I lived in) but The Dark Knight Rises is shooting literally outside my old front door.  This video is clearly shot from one of the lower floors of 45 Wall Street, my former address.  The camera looks directly down on the awning over the entrance.



And this one's from the lobby:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

MARGIN CALL / DREAM

Saw this last night.  It's in theaters but you can also watch it on demand in HD.  Terrific movie, one of the 2 or 3 best I've seen this year.



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Then I had a dream where I was riding in some sort of fancy airport shuttle bus with Harrison Ford, and I asked him what movies he was most embarrassed about. He got very angry. Then when I told other people this anecdote, everyone started telling their own anecdotes about angry actors, and we were all talking over each other, and I got frustrated because no one could be heard.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

SALES ART

The other day... BloodyDisgusting.com posted some fun sales art for The Cottage.  I had never seen this before, actually.  I do like Saul Bass!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THIS IS REAL?

When was the last time you saw a presidential pitchperson take a badass drag on a cigarette while staring down the camera in a campaign ad? What a surreal commercial.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

HARLAN ELLISON



thx to ned vizzini

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

MAYBE WANT TO SEE

Hm. Well, I like Michael Fassbender more than almost any other actor in his age group, and I like squalid movies about sex addiction, so I'll definitely be seeing this.



But this earnest music is a little silly. And I laughed at the comment on this Hollywood Elsewhere post by someone named "LexG":

Alright, I can't wait to see this, but... come ON.

Fucking Fassbender in this interview DROPPING THE KNOWLEDGE about sex addiction, like it's some serious thing, like he isn't a noted world-class pussyhound. "Sex addiction." Otherwise known as "the ability to have sex." Funny how the movies about sex addiction are always about guys who look like Michael Fassbender fingering supermodels on the subway, or Rockwell fucking some LA 9 in a dank bathroom stall. For the Other 99%, "sex addiction" is more commonly known as "masturbating every day." Any Keith Gordon-as-Arnie Cuntingham-looking dweebs out there with Asperger's syndrome and a job at a canning factory who drive a 1978 Datsun have a SEX ADDICTION?

I mean, I know he's wrong, but still.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PR DAILY POST

I wrote a piece for the Paris Review blog about my relationship with Innocente Fontana / Todd Grimson.  (Grimson's incredible novel Brand New Cherry Flavor was just re-released, within days of the re-release of Fires, in an odd, pleasing coincidence.  I can't recommend it highly enough, it's one of my favorite horror novels ever.)

Monday, October 10, 2011

FIRES OFFICIAL RE-RELEASE IS TODAY

A little anti-climactic, since it's been available to buy for a few days, but: TODAY IS THE OFFICIAL RE-PUBLICATION DATE OF FIRES by Civil Coping Mechanisms.  You can buy it here.  Very pleased to have the novel, which I started when I was 19 and finished when I was 20, finally back in print after a several-year hiatus.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

FIRES ON AMAZON

Fires is back in print!  Thanks to Civil Coping Mechanisms and in particular Michael Seidlinger, the first novel I wrote (originally published in 2006 by Impetus Press), is now available again.  Official release date is five days from now, but you can buy it immediately on Amazon.  Check it out!  (Also, feel free to buy it, that would be great.  This edition includes my short stories, "The Girlfriend Game," "Rat Beast," and "Winter Was Hard.")

Friday, September 23, 2011

FIRES IMMINENT

The re-release of FIRES from Civil Coping Mechanisms is on October 10th. I'm so grateful to Michael Seidlinger and CCM for putting this back into print. I wrote it eight years ago and it's been out of print since late 2008... too long!

This edition includes the short story "The Girlfriend Game." Thanks to those of you who've read the book before, and thanks in advance to those who read it for the first time now. More soon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MAMET MEMO

I read this a long time ago, but it came up again yesterday in conversation and I re-read it... it's relevant to all dramatic writers in any medium.  David Mamet's all caps memo to the writers on THE UNIT

IF THE SCENE IS NOT DRAMATICALLY WRITTEN, IT WILL NOT BE DRAMATICALLY ACTED.

THERE IS NO MAGIC FAIRY DUST WHICH WILL MAKE A BORING, USELESS, REDUNDANT, OR MERELY INFORMATIVE SCENE AFTER IT LEAVES YOUR TYPEWRITER. YOU THE WRITERS, ARE IN CHARGE OF MAKING SURE EVERY SCENE IS DRAMATIC.

THIS MEANS ALL THE “LITTLE” EXPOSITIONAL SCENES OF TWO PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT A THIRD. THIS BUSHWAH (AND WE ALL TEND TO WRITE IT ON THE FIRST DRAFT) IS LESS THAN USELESS, SHOULD IT FINALLY, GOD FORBID, GET FILMED.

IF THE SCENE BORES YOU WHEN YOU READ IT, REST ASSURED IT WILL BORE THE ACTORS, AND WILL, THEN, BORE THE AUDIENCE, AND WE’RE ALL GOING TO BE BACK IN THE BREADLINE.

SOMEONE HAS TO MAKE THE SCENE DRAMATIC. IT IS NOT THE ACTORS JOB (THE ACTORS JOB IS TO BE TRUTHFUL). IT IS NOT THE DIRECTORS JOB. HIS OR HER JOB IS TO FILM IT STRAIGHTFORWARDLY AND REMIND THE ACTORS TO TALK FAST. IT IS YOUR JOB.

WARRIOR

It depresses me when good movies do poorly at the box office.  To my shock, I loved Gavin O'Connor's Warrior last weekend, and just saw that it basically bombed.  It's pretty shamelessly manipulative, but it's fucking awesome.  Basically, what this review says.  It's a total pleasure to watch, or at least it was for me.  It can be fulfilling to see cliches executed brilliantly.  Go see it while it's still in theaters.

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Halfway through House of Holes, love it.

Friday, September 09, 2011

NICK MCDONELL ON 9/11

My friend Nick McDonell from back in NY wrote a great piece on 9/11 in N+1.  Check it out.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

TW SEASON 2 / HOUSE OF HOLES / LA IN 40s / SALMON

I'm on the fourth week of my new job, which is enough time that it seems real. I'm a writer, along with my screenwriting partner Ned Vizzini, on season 2 of MTV's Teen Wolf.  It's a show I love and have been a fan of since it premiered.  The job's fucking great and I'm lucky to have it.  (Lucky because TV writing jobs, especially your first one, are insanely tough to get and there's no clear path to getting them if you're coming from outside the TV world.)  So I'm super grateful that the showrunner gave us a chance.

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I'm about halfway through Nicholson Baker's House of Holes, which is amazing.  Also, today I bought Super Sad True Love Story and The Art of Fielding.  Good times.

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Check out this fascinating footage posted by TheAtlantic.com's Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg. It's rear-projection footage that would appear blurry in the background of car scenes in movies from the late 40s, early 50s. But when you see it like this, clear and unobstructed, you get a long, lived-in look at what LA was like then.



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I've been eating a lot of salmon lately.  Salmon sashimi, and wild salmon steaks that I buy from the grocery store.  (Probably not actually wild, that's likely a lie.)  I used to live near a farmer's market, but no more, so it's easiest just to go to the grocery.  Should I not be eating so much salmon?  Is 3 or 4 days a week too much?  I do love it, and it's "brain food."  Mercury doesn't seem to be an issue in the same way that it is with tuna.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

CLIVE BARKER / POINT BLANK / MISTY / EMMY THE GREAT

Today at the office I read Clive Barker's short story "Twilight at the Towers" and it reminded me that I fucking love Clive Barker.  It made me want to go back and read all the Books of Blood, which I did when I was in my early teens.  And also The Damnation Game, which I read around the same time, and which I'm pretty sure introduced me to the word "chitinous."

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I saw Point Blank, the French film, two nights ago.  Really very good.  Best new action movie I've seen in several years.  Reminded me that Americans just don't know how to make them anymore.  I mean, compare this to the trailer for Abduction (which will probably be a hit but elicited groans of just absolute contempt in the last theater where I saw it play).



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I also saw Play Misty for Me recently for the first time.  Deeply upsetting.  Like, pit of the stomach.  Arguably the first modern stalker movie and Clint Eastwood's directorial debut, it's got a fairly ingenious and clever screenplay, and despite some dated shit (the awful romance montage in the woods, or whatever) is truly squirm-inducing to watch.  You just loathe the Evelyn Draper character so much (or at least, I did).  Also, Clint Eastwood at 41 was an impossibly handsome human being.

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Got this from the Paris Review blog.  Video is unremarkable but she's really good, no?



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BROOKLYNER: "PRUNES AT GUNPOINT"

A new website called Brooklyner just launched and I have a story called "Prunes at Gunpoint" in it.  It's fun!

If James Salter's in the running for short story prizes, everyone else can just give up.  Except like Alice Munro and William Trevor.

Last night I watched True Blood, Breaking Bad, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and maybe something else, I can't remember.  This weekend I saw Fright Night and Conan the BarbarianFright Night was extremely fun... Colin Farrell in particular was eating up his scenes like steak.  And the girl is gorgeous.

Then I read The Book of Werewolves.

Today I got in an elevator and Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner got in too.  I tried to look anywhere except at Tom Cruise, to avoid seeming like I knew it was Tom Cruise.  Then before I got off I made eye contact and he nodded, like, "I know you know I'm Tom Cruise.  It's ok.  Really."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

NEW JOB / MORE

So now I go to work every day of the week for the first time since 2009.  I just started.  My brain is still getting used to the fact that it can't take a nap in the middle of the afternoon anymore.  The job is fucking awesome.  It's what I came to L.A. to do and it's really exciting.

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I'm going to try to go see Fright Night this weekend.  I always had a soft spot for the original, and this one is written by Marti Noxon, a terrific writer and producer who Ned & I have been working with this summer.

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Glad I got to catch up this week with Amelia Gray, who was in L.A. for a few days and whose novel THREATS is coming out from FSG next March.  An indie/internet writer with FSG... fucking cool.

Monday, August 15, 2011

FINALE

I'm psyched for the Teen Wolf season finale tonight...




Wednesday, August 03, 2011

R.I.P.

Various places are reporting that William Sleator has died in Thailand.  This is really heartbreaking.  He was only in his 60s and still writing actively, I believe.  I hadn't spoken with him since sometime late last year, but we were in fairly regular contact by email and gchat for some stretches of 2009 and 2010.  That was following an interview I did with him.  I really admired him, I loved Singularity when I was a kid and then I returned to it when I was older and found that I still loved it.  Same with House of Stairs and Fingers and to some degree Interstellar Pig as well.  He was an incredibly sweet, mild-mannered guy, who was also very kind the one time I met him in person, which was when he came to visit Yale about ten years ago.  He will be missed.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

SATURDAY

My default mode is lamentation and complaint, but today was really a lovely day.  I can't be bothered to think of things that sucked.  I woke early and did a good bit of writing on a script.  Passed it back and forth with my screenwriting partner Ned, who was at Comic Con and texting me pictures of himself with the cast of Teen Wolf, a show we both love.  Then I took a short break and went to a friend's birthday party at Silver Lake Meadow, an unremarkable patch of grass by the reservoir.  Had brownies.  Saw Ned's wife Sabra and baby Felix, who cooed and gurgled.  Then came home and did more writing.  When I got home the mail had arrived and I got my very first check for TV writing, which was in the scheme of things not very big but was still bigger than all the money I've ever been paid for my novels and short stories combined in the history of my life.  Traded the script back and forth a little more.  Went out again and ate a burger from the Oaks Gourmet, which has maybe my favorite burgers in Los Angeles.  Spent a while in a conversation with a friend I really enjoyed talking to.  Sat out on my deck for a while.  Wanted a rare pack of cigarettes at 2:10 a.m. when CVS is closed, so I went down to Pink Dot, which is like 300 yards from my house.  They close at 2 a.m. and I knocked on the window but they refused to come out and open the door.  But then I noticed they deliver until 3 a.m.  So I called the number and had them deliver to their own front door.  Came back home and did some more writing.  Feeling pretty good.

Friday, July 22, 2011

BIZARRO

Magazine of Bizarro Fiction issue 5 containing my novella The Obese now available on Amazon.  Get it now, or get the novella as a stand-alone (maybe w/ some extra fiction) next year, I think.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I FEEL LIKE AN EARLY 90S SKULL & BONES GUY

THERE ARE NO WOMEN IN THE THING, OK?

<a href='http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie-trailers/#/video/f749b83d-e1d0-4983-a918-a9c3914b03c0' target='_new' title='&#39;The Thing&#39; Movie Trailer' >Video: &#39;The Thing&#39; Movie Trailer</a>

Of all the lame & unnecessary remakes, this is the lamest and most unnecessary. Just stop it already, would you?  Come on.

Monday, July 11, 2011

BIZARRO FICTION ISSUE FIVE / "THE OBESE"

Issue Five of The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction just came out and it contains my novella "The Obese," which will be published along with a short story down the road by Lazy Fascist Press.  Buy a copy!  The magazine is awesome.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

TIRED

Got home at like 8 AM this morning (ie 3 hours ago), slept a couple hours, and just woke.  Was on the set of the movie.  Saw Ken Baumann and David Arquette and Kristen Dalton do their thing.  Pretty amazing & fun to watch actors work, and say dialogue I wrote (and improv new stuff, which in this case was all awesome and will prob go in the movie).  The crew guys & girls are all great, fun, good at their jobs.  I took a bunch of pictures and will post some when the shoot is over.  (Here's Ken in Variety yesterday for the movie.)

Friday, July 08, 2011

RELIEF

I've spent the last three days at the mercy of a punishing tension headache.  I woke on, I think, Wednesday night with what felt like a pulsing vice around my skull.  It had been getting worse for about a day but it was so bad in the middle of the night that I thought: I have a brain tumor.  This is it.  It's a tumor.  I'm fucked.  And my health insurance is basically nonexistent.  I spent the next 24 hours massaging my own neck.  The headache has finally gone away.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

FIRES TO BE RE-RELEASED THIS OCTOBER

new cover design by Michael Seidlinger!

There is pleasing news: My first novel, Fires, is being re-released by the excellent indie press Civil Coping Mechanisms on October 10, 2011.  Three short stories will be published along with it.  Fires has been out of print since the original publisher, Impetus Press (run by the inimitable Willy Blackmore and Jennifer Banash), closed its doors in 2008, so I'm thrilled it is back.

As you can see, there is a vivid new cover, painted by Michael Seidlinger.  The new edition will also contain three short stories: "Winter Was Hard" (originally published in a UK magazine called Short Fiction), "Rat Beast," (originally published as a limited edition chapbook by J.A. Tyler's Mud Luscious Press), and "The Girlfriend Game," (originally published and still available online at Frank Hinton's Metazen).  CCM is also the publisher of Noah Cicero's Best Behavior, which contains a character based on me.

I wrote Fires in my dorm room when I was 20 years old.  I want to make a movie out of it someday.  Here are some booknotes about it, wherein I talk about the music I was listening to while I wrote it.  I was thrilled when Michael Seidlinger got in touch and asked if CCM could republish it... much gratitude to them.  I'm glad it will be out in the world again.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SQUIRRELS WITH DIRTY MOUTHS

I just tossed an apple core in a trash can at the pool and the trash rustled and a squirrel hopped onto the edge and glared at me.  The fur around its mouth was darker, matted, and wet.  It was like a wino squirrel.  I was relieved when it wandered away.  A few minutes later I was sitting in a beach chair in the shade and reading when the tree above me shook and a squirrel fell to the ground, far more clumsily than squirrels usually descend from trees.  It looked at me angrily.  Its mouth looked dark, wet, and strange.  Then it ran away.  I wondered if it might be the same squirrel, but I was pretty sure this one had a stringier tail.  Then from the bushes I heard some of them barking at each other hysterically.  I started to be worried that they all had some disease.  I put my book away pretty soon and left.  On my way out, I heard a shuddering in the bushes beside the path and saw one of them hunched there, eating what looked like half a Fig Newton caked in dirt.  Its slimy mouth was coated with crumbs and it just kept munching as I walked by.  It didn't fear me at all.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NEW NOVELLA: "THE OBESE" COMING IN 2012

My novella The Obese will be published in "The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction #5" then later as a standalone novella by Lazy Fascist Press next year, early in the year.  It's like Daphne du Maurier's "The Birds" except instead of the birds, it's the obese.  This really is a novella; it's about half the length of Midnight Picnic, around 20,000 words.  Much thanks to Cameron Pierce for taking a chance on a very demented piece of writing.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I LIKE IT

Tonight is the season finale of Game of Thrones, which I've been impressed with, and The Killing.  But I've also gone on record as being a huge fan of MTV's Teen Wolf, which is on Monday nights... surprised and impressed that they made not a comedy but a show with a legit horror aesthetic.  I like how they're branding it, too.