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Shorter of breath and one blogging platform closer to death.

November 17, 2023 - 09:48 -- Admin

I had a surprise email email from Blogger overnight, reminding me I had a blog once. It was called Cheeseburger Gothic.


I rashly followed the link and found the single entry I made on that site lo those many years ago. An emergency broadcast following the crash/death of… wait for it… Journalspace!

Some of you will go ‘Huh’ again at that.

Others will simply feel very old.

Short story and Bookclub.

November 14, 2023 - 19:29 -- Admin

I’ve been meaning for a while to start writing short stories and publishing them here at the Burger. One a month, so that over, say, two years, I’d build up a publishable collection.

This bold plan ran headfirst into my complete ignorance of how short stories even work. But I’ve started to figure it out, so in the next day or so there’ll be a mail out here with a 3000-word piece called The Fixers. It’s not for Nanowrino, but it is about Nanowrimo.

Holly, by Stephen King.

November 9, 2023 - 07:31 -- Admin

I’ve been reading a lot this week. Not the usual shower of shit. Twitter lists, Facebook drama, clickbait on the Apple News reader. Nope. I got me the new Stephen King and I am, of course, loving it. My Netflix stack o’ shame grows every day while I progress through Holly, the King’s latest horror/crime mash up.