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Matthew Gomez Flash Fiction Challenge: Sub Genre Mash-Up of Southern Gothic and Cosmic Horror “Cotton Farmer”

Cotton Farmer By EF Sweetman My dear Mama passed on while bringing me into this world-her one baby girl. Nine strapping boys couldn’t kill her, it was me, her tiniest baby. Nannie and Poppy came to help take care of … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Up early, getting my coffee before deciding do I kill time on the bad news, or write with a clean head. Large, milk no sugar. I gave up the sugar in my coffee in 1987 because I ran out of … Continue reading

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Monday morning

Large, milk, no sugar, thanks. That didn’t take long, did it? News on the radio is that senators can’t get together in the biggest health crisis in over one hundred years. And depending on your political slant, it’s either they’re … Continue reading

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Sleep is for suckers, right?

Up early, still dark. I’ve never been a good sleeper, so why start now? Large, milk, no sugar. It’s my dad’s birthday. He’s 89. He’s awesome. I mean it, he’s an amazing guy-both my parents are amazing. I’m so lucky, … Continue reading

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Oh hi, it s been a while, and we're in a pandemic

It’s been years, hasn’t it? How’s everyone been? Kind of a rough time to ask, given the epic event that we’re in right now. I hope, pray, wish–all those foamy, easy words that come automatically–that you are doing well and … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic Earthlings

I am way out of line here, and I’ll pay for this later. Really pay. But I’m like most of you earthlings-with your priorities so out of whack that it’s a wonder how you survive each day. Like you, I … Continue reading

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Well This is Interesting.

My blog is blowing up. I mean it, it is exploding with views, and I have absolutely no idea why. This is, sadly, a very beloved, but a neglected blog. I started it, I think, in 2007. I had no … Continue reading

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Could 2016 be the Year of the New Hamburgler?

Oh, McDonald’s! Just when I think you’ve given up on your advertising campaign (has it been 10 or 12 years of I’m Lovin’ It!?) you turn us all completely on our heads with your new ad campaign. The Hamburgler! Remember him? … Continue reading

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Solstice Shenanigans

What a interesting start to winter here in the northeast! The temperature is in the mid fifties before noon on the first full day of winter and I have to tell you, things are a little crazy with this unusual … Continue reading

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What Happened, Santa?

I’m old, therefore, my image of Santa Claus is this: I think anyone over 50 who celebrates Christmas is in agreement. So  I guess I have to wonder, What Fresh Hell Is This? A whole new idea of Santa? Isn’t … Continue reading

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