“Repent” accepted for Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories anthology

I reposted these 2 posts re: GUTTED: Beautiful Horror Stories Anthology

**to honor, of course, all who were responsible for it’s very Being, though particularly to make a note of both the congratulations and thank yous to Paul Tremblay and Richard Thomas on their published works within the two covers of this masterpiece.   Neil Gaiman and Clive were Barker are complete and utter idols of mine and have been for years. This post was to show revere for THE NEWER GODS IN TOWN.

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(Cover art by Caitlin Hackett )

Thrilled to announce my 6,000-word story, “Repent” has just been accepted for Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, alongside Neil Gaiman! Did you read that there—Neil Gaiman! Wow. I mean, I’ve published alongside Stephen King four times now (Shivers VI, Cemetery Dance #72, and Chiral Mad 2 & 3) but this is the first time with Neil. I’m a big fan of his work, loved American Gods and Anansi Boys, as well as Neverwhere, Coraline, and of course The Sandman series.

Edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward (who also edited Shadows Over Main Street, which included my story, “White Picket Fences”) this anthology also includes fiction from Amanda Gowin, Brian Kirk, and John F.D. Taff. More names and stories TBD/TBA, but I’m really excited to see who else joins us.

Out with Crystal Lake Publishing in 2016. I’m…

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Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories is OUT!

Heading to Amazon now…This looks incredible!

- What Does Not Kill Me -


Last year I only wrote four short stories, one of which, “Repent,” made it into this amazing anthology, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward. This is the second anthology I’ve been in with these guys, the first being Shadows Over Main Street. Oh yeah, Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman? Nice.

I’m fascinated by the idea of beautiful horror, the intersection between hope and terror, between vengeance and redemption, between action and consequence. I think this is some of my best work to date, and I hope you’ll pick up a copy. “Repent” is about a father who has done some pretty dark things in his past, and the chance he has to do something right, to protect his son.  Here’s more about the book:

From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and…

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Disney movies are always aimed at presenting some lesson that viewers can learn. If we just watch for entertainment, even then, there are few lines that we take home and stick with us. These movies are too deep in their meanings. Here, I am sharing few lines from the Disney movies that, in my point of view are great lessons and are words to live by. If we are mindful of these, we can live a simple and happy life. Here are the words that I want to share:

  • “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

You just need to believe and you are half way there.

  • “Love does not have to be perfect. It just needs to be true.”

If it is true then it is perfect.

  • “Some people are worth melting for.”

But we should…

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Diary entry of a character.

I had been looking for some answers on this with regards to how to punctuate a journal or diary entry that your character is reading, which this article answers beautifully. I still, however, am trying to find information on how to differentiate text when punctuating inner thoughts of a character while, at the same time, in the middle of, reading a journal entry written by another person. Anyone know how to do this or have a resource for information on this?

Mr. Wilson's English Class

A week in the life; writing diary entries based on a character in literature…

  • A diary entry should be in first person from your selected character’s point of view.
  • The entry should include a summary (retold by the character) of what happened in the particular chapter/short story OR elaborate on a major scene.
  • In addition to the summary. There needs to be a form of a personal statement from the character’s imagined point of view.
  • Language for diaries is informal and personal, and very honest.
  • A diary entry helps you as a reader CONNECT with a character. It also proves your understanding of what a character goes through; thoughts, actions, and emotions. The character must express their inner feelings about what’s happening to them.
  • This entry will be at least 300 words, typed, 1.5 spaced 12pt. size, Times New Roman font. Handwritten draft will be turned in with typed final

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Machine Learning to Machine Reasoning

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Learning and Reasoning are two essential abilities associated with intelligence. As humans we see a scene, we hear a sentence and we just know what they mean. We can learn and we can take decisions based on reasoning. Bringing this capability to machine is a challenging task. The efforts have been in achieving the same in the computing society.


There are many challenges to be overcome in achieving this task and make machine a better learner. One frequently mentioned problem is the scarcity of labeled data. Machine learning is made of up of several trainable modules. Little attention has been paid to describe how to assemble various trainable modules in order to address particular task.

Reasoning can be defined with two components.
One is algebra and another composition rules. Every model has to be defined with set of algebraic operations that can operate on the model. Then there are…

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Did Thomas Pynchon Use a Psudonym?

Interesting Pynchonesque Pynchon theory over at Harper’s today: Art Winslow plays with the idea that Thomas Pynchon published a novel called Cow Country under the pseudonym Adrian Jones Pearson. First two paragraphs: Is it possible that the literary sensibility—person—that produced a clutch of novels under the name Thomas Pynchon has had a fat new novel out since April, […]

via Did Thomas Pynchon publish a novel under the pseudonym Adrian Jones Pearson? — Biblioklept

5 Real-Life Example’s of Areas Writer’s Must Avoid

As we head off into Labor Day weekend, here’s some food for thought from K. Tempest Bradford and a number of other writers, all instructors of the Writing the Other series of online classes, developed to help writers do a better job at writing people whose experiences are not like theirs. In this piece, they’re looking…

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