Monthly Archives: February 2010

New Stylings for the Chicken

I'm mess­ing with lay­out and things, as you no doubt have seen, hence the lack of new con­tent. I'm try­ing to migrate all my links and et ceteras from the orig­i­nal Blog­ger account, and I have to do it piece­meal. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Revelations, fiction by Tamara Linse

And the dev­il, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burn­ing sul­fur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tor­ment­ed day and night for ever and ever. Rev­e­la­tions 20:10 Dan, Killer, and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Fracking Good/Fracking Bad

This first arti­cle, basi­cal­ly a rehashed press release if you ask me, gives you the gas com­pa­ny per­spec­tive, as well as the web address of the Mar­cel­lus Shale Coali­tion, a group of (wait for it–not gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tors, not com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bottom Dog Press's Appalachian Working-Class Fiction

I should have known about these folks long ago, yeah? Some­where along the line I found out about them and for­got until recent­ly, when Charles Dodd White told me about an anthol­o­gy he'd be edit­ing with Page Seay. More on … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Ringlets, fiction by Jim Parks

Rosalie's hair is glossy and black, as glossy and black as a raven's wing. It hangs down over her sun-bronzed shoul­ders and back in ringlets she makes with a curl­ing iron. She reach­es up and back to grasp a sheaf of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Milk Jug Birdhouse, poem by Helen Losse

A Milk Jug Bird­house My mind rejects what my eyes can see. A girl— using a phone book for a boost­er seat— sits at a table in the yard, beside an aban­doned clothes dry­er. She’s carv­ing a bird­house from an emp­ty milk … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Blitz, fiction by Caroline Kepnes

It was snow­ing pret­ty hard and I was dri­ving with one eye open. Not anoth­er car in sight, I nev­er could under­stand how a per­son lives in a place where oth­er cars are up on you all the time. I … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Frack Your Wells and Fuck Your Water

Why isn't any­one talk­ing about this? Or am I not look­ing in the right places? And by the way, duh. Gas drilling in Appalachia yields a foul byprod­uct Map shows the Mar­cel­lus Shale for­ma­tion in the East­ern U.S. (P. Prenga­man — … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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2009 Million Writers Nominations

Good luck, chick­en scratch­ers. Sto­ry 1: "Bent Coun­try" by Shel­don Lee Comp­ton http://​fried​chick​e​nand​cof​fee​.com/​2​0​0​9​/​0​6​/​3​0​/​b​e​n​t​—​c​o​u​n​t​r​y​—​b​y​—​s​h​e​l​d​o​n​—​l​e​e​—​c​o​m​p​t​on/ Sto­ry 2: "Jus­tice Boys" by Sheryl Monks http://​fried​chick​e​nand​cof​fee​.com/​2​0​0​9​/​0​7​/​2​4​/​j​u​s​t​i​c​e​—​b​o​y​s​—​b​y​—​s​h​e​r​y​l​—​m​o​n​ks/ Sto­ry 3: "Blind Lemon" by Jim Parks http://​fried​chick​e​nand​cof​fee​.com/​2​0​0​9​/​0​6​/​0​4​/​b​l​i​n​d​—​l​e​m​o​n​—​b​y​—​j​i​m​—​p​a​r​ks/

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