Things is strange.
Scrawled-on Windjammer bar napkins lie in wait. Psycho Liza, a chunky Elvira, is on one of them. She shows up at the Windjammer every Thursday at 5:07pm for the $2 wine drink special, sits at the same dinky round cocktail table every week. By 4:45pm the place is packed with local shmoes just waiting to see what Liza’ll do this time.
Lukewarm ideas are here and there in the writing journal. They’re gray flannel nights. I had red silk and champagne ones in mind. The wasted space idea’s a good one, but it’s stuck in my throat. Every time I swallow, it gets a little closer to the vat of gastric acid licking up at it, wanting to denature it.
Had a pleasant surprise from Walter Conley, who thought to stick a “for Miss Alister” under the title of his noir piece “Princes,” published in “A Twist of Noir.” Link’s here if you’re curious. Walter’s hot these days, been bending light with his words.
Got a dark piece called “Zero,zero” coming up in MiCrow, the flash fiction supplemental section of Full of Crow. Theme is “Half,” publication is “MiCrow: Winter, 2010.” It’ll be online February 1. Main Full of Crow page link’s here, if you want to get a preliminary feel for the intense heat waves over there.
1/31/10 NOTE: the 2/1/10 MiCrow pub date has been pushed out to 2/10/10.
Smash the glass and grab the goods. Just go ahead now.