The February submissions for The Five Hundred, a flash fiction writing group that I participate in, have just been posted. This month’s prompt was “Tear it down and try again.” My story is Last Days In The World Of Legs. We also received a special 100-word prompt this month of “A thousand days gone.” My submission for that one is Body/Steam. The group is joined this month by two of my friends and fellow bloggers Stephen McClurg and Matt Wilson. Steven’s In The Cup Of The Beholder and Ghazal For The Missing, and Matt’s Off Air Dreams are the best of the entire batch, in my opinion.
I’m also just about ready to release the first in a series of noise recordings call Joyless Noise. The series artwork over on the left was created by Austin Gaines. This first volume was created mostly with analog synthesizers, and will feature a collaborative track with Dylan Hawes-Glynn from The Most Amazing Century Of Science. Each release in the series will be available on Bandcamp for $1. More details as the release approaches.
Also, Beastmilk’s Climax is great!
In Solitude’s Sister is amazing, too…
As is Oranssi Pazuzu’s Valonielu…
It’s a flash fiction site where we get a monthly prompt and deadline. We then respond with written pieces within a framework of 400-600 words.
January features 13 new works. All of them are extremely fun reads. Mine is my first submission in a little under a year, called “Powerless.”
It’s an awesome community. If you’re interested in the challenge and want to interact with other writers on a really useful level, this is the place for you:
Also, Saturday night (Jan. 25) I’ll be making some noise with Baghouse from Athens, GA at Head On The Door here in Montgomery, AL. 10pm. We’ll be doing three sets and playing all night. Come on out, if you’re around!
Oh . . . and Beth from Portishead is doing a new recording for Domino.