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Oh man the anthology sounds awesome. Good luck peeps!

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Have you watched any Inside No. 9 Chuck? Whenever I hear the word Krampus, I always think of their “The Devil of Christmas” episode

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*Sigh* I doubt I'll be able to join the fun. *sad face* Super exciting though!

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Will the Holiday Anthology extend to this SubStack? Call for Holiday Stories?

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Rare Exports is a classic that goes a different route than your traditional Christmas Story. Thanks for making it on a Wednesday Chuck. I will be there.

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Any chance someone in the group can read for me? Not to pull on heartstrings (cough) but I'm wheelchair bound and not local. I promise to keep it briefish.

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Good luck with the Story Night - it sounds like it's going to be a great event. The Anthology also sounds very interesting. Looking forward to hearing more details about it and would definitely like to submit something... 😎

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Have fun everyone!

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I want to make sure I am understanding this correctly. Are you saying that we will have the opportunity to submit a horror story for consideration in an anthology under the banner of Michael Bailey and Chuck Palahanuik? I just want to make sure before I get too worked up and spend every wakng and non-waking moment over the next couple of months working on this. I am already pacing the room thinking about 1960s70s horror anthologies

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Fantastic! Michael’s such a good editor and a lover of the strange and provocative.

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Did you talk about this before?

I've been reading "First You Write a Sentence" by Joe Moran and I've picked up some interesting tidbits here and there. It's like a casual style guide.

There's a quote that says, "The aim is to make each sentence count, to cut down on the ones that are just treading water or only there to get from one bit to the next. Those are the sentences readers skim. If you treat the sentence as a lonely place it makes it easier, oddly, to move on to the next one."

My question is, didn't you talk about how a writer can experiment with sentences by putting them together to see how they work?

Everything is quite vague right now but I swear you touched on this in some way.

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I'll be there, I'm so excited to bring something horrible and see everyone! Hopefully I'll have a chance to submit when the time comes, tjat anthology sounds like gold!

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Hey Chuck, are yee working on any Gloves Off? I'm sorry if I come off like SpongeBob pestering Squidward about "finishing those errands."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElR8039mzNk&ab_channel=KZCrow

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I’d love to submit a story

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That first paragraph had my 3 favorite Christmas references. Ok Krampus is only a fave because of my time living in Austria and finding it to be the perfect totally freaky thing to use in my book set there. It’s all about shame...poor kids 😬 I was petrified the first time I saw it...

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Anti-religious paedophiles, anti-homophobes, irreligious...

DREAMING OF A RED XMAS

All through the streets and all through the night,

the stars were shining but none were bright

It was Xmas eve and Santa was grinning

His time had come with the children sleeping

With grenades in his pocket and guns in his sack,

he took a moment to jerk off his jack

After he gasped, he abseiled the chimney

and found Danny and Sally so innocent and dreamy

“I’ll cut their heads off and leave a present for Mom

Ho, ho! What fun this job is when the flesh is a bomb”

At the glint of his knife, the Moon rushed a call:

“Quick, the kids need help (send one who’s good in the maul)”

Before Santa could jump-step, there was a flash of teeth

An indignant Tooth Fairy said “I’ll show you who’s chief”

“Ho, ho, this women’s lib is not that spooky

I’ve been challenged by heteros – you’re just a tutti frutti”

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