Is This Reality?

Another place, another time,
another face that looks like mine.
Another soul for all to see…
Is this reality??

Maybe not, but at least it’s “Certified” ™. Extraordinarily belated congratulations to Michael Molitch-Hou, founder and proprietor of the Reality(tm) Institute, on the redesign of the institute’s genuine official website. It looks really. Also of potential interest, Mr. Molitch-Hou “recently” (ha!) updated the site with a review of a Reality(tm) Expo held on December 17, 2011, at Control Room in Downtown Los Angeles. I just happened to be present at the expo…in fact, I was part of the “sanctioned entertainment!” Mr. Molitch-Hou was generous enough to upload rare video footage of this unprecedented event, which you can view here. Great job, Mike! You’re a real Nice Guy(c)!

Also, my good friend Solipsis O. Nann donated portions of his erratically maintained, functionally questionable library to the show. You’d probably be better off ignoring it, actually.

But I believe that I would really change a thing,
a second chance to get it right.
I think the end is close at hand…
I had a vision I don’t understand……

Maybe Not So Honorable

First off, my sincerest apologies for the extended hiatus. I’ve been on something of a literary deep-sea diving expedition, and yes, I’ve caught a few unusual specimens. More news on that later.

For now, I wanted to emerge for a few moments to share the news that my short story, “On The Generation of Insects” (originally published by Innsmouth Free Press) was listed as an honorable mention for the Best Horror of the Year anthology, volume 4, edited by Ellen Datlow and published by Night Shade Books. Congratulations to the other honorable mentions (which included TC Boyle!), as well as to the authors included in the anthology.

If you made it to the Next Words reading at Pop Hop Books & Curio in Highland Park this past Sunday, you got a salty little taste of the subaquatic pursuit that’s kept me occupied these past months. It was a great reading, a wonderful crowd, and a very cool little shop. If you couldn’t attend, it’s time to tune your dials back to Yesterday…more announcements should be coming shortly (this time I promise it’ll be less than year between posts…probably).

I don’t look…that honorable, do I?