Archive for May, 2011
New Story and the Winner
Posted on: May 31st, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 18 Comments

Hello fellow readers and writers.  It’s always nice to have some legitimate news to announce, and today I have two juicy bits. My new story, “Inside the Walls of East Lombard Street,” is now available to read at Electric Spec.  Here’s what they had to say in the Letter from the Editors:  Anthony J. Rapino […]

A Contest: What the What?
Posted on: May 27th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 14 Comments

The rules are simple.  The first person to correctly identify what the heck this is a picture of, wins a book.  Simply post your answer (only one guess per person, please) in the comment section.  Please fill out your e-mail in the comment box so I can contact you (unless we are twitter or facebook […]

“Uprooted” Invades Reality
Posted on: May 27th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 14 Comments

In my short story, “Uprooted,” there is a magnificent thunder storm that causes a tree to become uprooted in the woods behind the main character’s house. Last night, I experienced a storm close to the magnitude I had previously written about.  We lost electricity and the high winds whipped around the treetops, tearing branches and […]

Sunshine Says #6
Posted on: May 23rd, 2011 by Anthony Rapino
At Night
Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

Muddy black but bright, somehow light.

Summer Starts Now
Posted on: May 18th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 8 Comments

Classes are over, I’m done grading papers, and all my windows are open.  Sounds like summer to me. For the first time since I started teaching this past autumn, I feel as if I can finally make some writing plans.  Sure, I managed to squeak out a few stories during the past months, but mostly […]

I Don’t Remember Selling My Soul
Posted on: May 6th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 15 Comments

But I must have.  It’s the only way I can explain two story acceptances in as many days. Yesterday, mere hours after announcing my latest acceptance, I received another one for my story “Fixing a Hole.”  Great news, right?  Well, yes, except for that nagging suspicion that I’m hell bound. I don’t remember signing anything […]

“Inside the Walls of East Lombard Street” Accepted
Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 11 Comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo, wonderful peoples of the interwebs. Like most holidays, one of the only reasons I bother celebrating anymore is the food.  After long years of contemplation, I’ve realized that beyond the religious or political reasons for holidays, my emerging family traditions all revolve around the food and spending quality time together (which, […]

Home Brewed Beer: A Writer’s Best Friend?
Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 17 Comments

Confession.  There is little to no relationship between home-brewed beer and writing, except the little known fact that if you write while drunk on homebrew you’ll be visited by the beer goblin who will grant you one publishing wish…per beer…per day.  That’s why alcoholic writers are so famous.  And so, well, drunk. To get off […]

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