Monday, February 7, 2011

Pimpage Galore (a James Bond Character?)

I had fully intended to post yesterday but got distracted by something or another. Perhaps a pretty girl smiled at me a bird flew by or somebody flashed something shiny at me. I was going to call the post Shout-out Sunday, advertising good stuff on the go. Maybe today can be 'Make a Pitch Monday'. Problem with that is the title may mislead some into thinking the post was about baseball or cricket or pitching fits.

Anyway, there IS good stuff out there...my writing buddy, good friend and fellow islander Laurita Miller is the featured writer today at Lily Childs' Feardom blog. February is Femmes Fatales month over at Lily's place and Laurita's story Red is a tasty, bite-sized feature that you don't want to miss out on.

And speaking of Laurita...you may recall an earlier post about her 'donating' her hair next month at the 'Shave for the Brave' fundraiser to benefit young adults dealing with cancer. If you haven't done so, please take a moment and drop by her blog Brain Droppings and read her musings, short stories and, once in a while, a touch of poetry. You can connect to her 'Shave for the Brave' fundraising page here.

But wait...the goodness is not done...the horror anthology 52 Stitches, edited by Aaron Polson is still available for purchase. For those of you who follow #fridayflash, Laura Eno's story Dangerous Premonitions and Karen Schindler's sultry tale Aftertaste can be found lurking in its depths. And I almost forgot...my dark story Thor's Hammer can also be found in this anthology. Just a little tale about kids misbehaving...

It should be noted that this year's edition of 52 Stitches is dedicated to writer Jamie Eyberg who died tragically, along with his wife, last August. All profits from the sale of 52 Stitches will go to a trust fund set up for their children. The book can be purchased through Amazon and you can link to that here. Isn't that one creepy, little cover...


9 comments:

Kara McElhinny said...

Those are wicked great pimps, Alan! Thanks so much for sharing. Dig it, yo!

(hee, I had some 70's cereal this morning and it's all coming out in taglines!)

Happy writing!

Jhon Baker said...

Indeed, there is good stuff out there...

Aaron Polson said...

Good man, Alan. Thanks for being so pimptacular.

Laurita said...

Of all the pimps out there, you are the pimpiest.

Thanks! I actually saw this here first. Way to beat me to my own story.

And the 52 Stitches book? C'est magnifique. There are some really great reads in there. I just finished it last night, in fact. Thor's Hammer was a favourite. :)

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

What on earth is 70s cereal???
Better to be the pimpiest rather than the pimpliest.
The cover of 52 Stitches is one of those books you have to turn upside down at night so you don't catch a glimpse of it in the moonlight.

Karen from Mentor said...

*hands you a big purple hat made of velvet*

I'm thinking maybe you should look into pairing it with some snake skin boots, but only in the summer. Snow and slick boots don't go too well together. Well, unless you LIKE spending the summer in a cast.

Quite a *cast* of characters you assembled here, Mr. Davidson.
Nice pimpage
:0)

Natalie L. Sin said...

I'm the same way when a pretty boy smiles at me ; )

Katey said...

I loved 52 Stitches--both editions!--so much. I actually reviewed the second for a review site--hopefully that'll be up soon. I think your name is mentioned...

In other news, I shall now go and read "Red"

Alan W. Davidson said...

Kara-Loved the way that you channeled 'Huggy Bear'. Please pass along some of that cereal...

Jhon- Very true, sir.

Aaron- You are most welcome.

Laurita- The pimpiest? You're too sweet. Sorry for beating you to the punch...I read your story at Lily Childs' Feardom and had to post about it right away.

Cathy- I'd rather not revisit those 'pimpliest' days of school. I agree, the cover is pretty creepy.

Karen- Nice segue, miss. I think I'll avoid that cast, but thanks for the purple, velvet hat...

Nat- Spring must be in the air.

Katey- Will watch for news of your review of 52 Stitches at your blog. He, he, he...hope it's mentioned in a good way...