Monthly Archives: March 2011

A corrective to the previous post

I’m feeling a little guilty about inflicting the clowns on you. So as a corrective — and keeping in line with the theme of miracles — here’s Roger Waters singing “It’s a Miracle,” from the album Amused to Death. This … Continue reading

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“Long neck giraffes, and pet cats and dogs … I seen shit that’ll shock ya eyelids!”

The update to the Cannibal Priests will be delayed a little bit longer, as I have a deadline in three days and all else must wait. In the meantime, because I love you, I’m going to leave you with some … Continue reading

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The week that was

1. We’re going through a mild cold snap here in North Carolina, one of the last before Spring settles in for good. I’m going to miss winter, though I know I’m alone in that. 2. Mia rewrote Rihanna’s “Only Girl … Continue reading

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The slow suicide of the world

“And the answer, said the judge. If God meant to interfere in the degeneracy of mankind would he not have done so by now? Wolves cull themselves, man. What other creature could? And is the race of man not more … Continue reading

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A ghost is a hole in the mind

Sometimes you only know a ghost by what you don’t see. “You remember that house on Lincoln Avenue?” This was pretty soon after I moved back to Asheville from New Orleans. I had come back here as a matter of … Continue reading

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The secret dream of Laird Barron

The sea was high and gray and spat foam. The boat pitched and yawed over the waves. The small crew stayed indoors as much as possible; the weather was turning cruel and the temperature was falling. For days now the … Continue reading

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! Death 40-Feet Tall !

Update: Success! This is Pam Noles. And this is a piece called, “All I Wanted For Christmas Was a Millennium Falcon,” recorded live last year at the Hollywood Fringe Festival recorded at Rant ‘n Rave in February of this year … Continue reading

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Work in progress

Here are a few paragraphs from the story I’m working on now, which will probably be about novella length when it’s finished. The story is called “I Know You.” I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. The paragraph … Continue reading

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The terrors of girlhood

Last weekend I had to drop Mia off at a friend’s house so she could work on a project for school. She was making a coral reef out of disposable items around the house, as part of a diorama representing … Continue reading

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A word about what’s coming

I have four stories appearing this year, three of which are originals. Teeth, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, is coming in early April. My story is “Sunbleached,”about which I’ve already written, so I won’t go on about it … Continue reading

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