Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Horror...

...of the gunk that came from my sewage pipe this morning. Black like coal, shiny like mucous, viscous as automobile oil ten thousand miles in need a of a change--but thanks to the trusty wet/dry vacuum, I sucked about ten gallons of the sludge from the pipes.

Ah...the smell. I didn't even mention that. (Please don't ask me to.)

Oh. Refocus.

There.

Cate has reminded us all of the storySouth Million Writers Award. So many wonderful stories that I only discovered because of the Internet...nominating just one is going to be a challenge.

I ponied up the $ for a copy of Phanstasy Moste Grotesk over at Corpulent Insanity Press this morning. In the end, the peer pressure nabbed me. And those reviews. Felicity is rapidly carving a niche for herself in the realm of dark fiction.

Still editing after all these days...I hope to put the cap on a couple of the projects so I can write a short or two before the end of the month. My trigger finger is getting itchy.

And thanks Natalie, for the nod.

12 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

A well deserved nod this year. (excellent choice that Nat picked by the way)

As far as that smell goes- did it have a sweet tinge to it or more of a tangy funk that. . .

BT said...

I'll conveniently leave the first half of the post to Jamie's twisted sense of humour...

Flick's chapbook is worth the dollars - no I'm not getting any kick backs on this - but maybe I should...You'll enjoy.

Due to the alphabet being the way it is, Cate's blog is next on my list and Nat's is soon after that.

Will be checking the links when I get to them.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - a little too sweet, if you catch the drift...

BT - Ms. Dowker (Flick?) does have some twisted chops.

Jameson T. Caine said...

I got this mental image of that sludge rapidly oozing around the floor, avoiding your attempts to suck it up.

Felicity Dowker said...

Aaron - you probably won't want to ever talk to me again after you read "Phantasy", so: so long, and thanks for all the fish... ;o)

katey said...

Hmm sewage pipe troubles-- sounds like a horror story waiting to happen. I'll look forward to that one!

Geez, those are some fabulous reviews on that chapbook... right, better get one myself or they'll be all out.

And in closing for this spectacularly disjointed comment (editing! *grumble*), let me add my voice to theirs and say that it's well-deserved nod.

Bobbie Metevier said...

Eeek, sewer sludge!

I read a few dozen online stories last year . . . plenty of good ones out there. Congrats on your nod!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congrats on the nomination.

I chose Ms. Sin's 'Losing Face in Kwai Chung'.

K.C. Shaw said...

Hey, I was EATING here! Thank goodness it wasn't a fudge brownie, that's all I can say. At least bagels don't physically resemble sludge.

All I can say is, your description was, um, more than adequate. And I will be finishing eating before I read your posts from now on. :)

Robert said...

Speaking of the 2009 Million Writers Award, have you seen how many writers are nominating themselves??? They should be automatically disqualified.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I think that you are allowed to nominate yourself. I've noticed a few big names have. Though personally, it's not something I'd feel comfortable doing.

Robert said...

Oh no, I know you're ALLOWED to nominate yourself. I just think it's pretty lame and, well, rather pathetic.