Tender is a Cupcake by @JosephAPinto


Hello Travelers,

Good parenting seems to be a rare thing in today’s society, and this is truly a shame. The thing about writers, though, is that when one creates a work with real passion, that emotional strength carries in every line.

Please take a moment to read Tender is a Cupcake and celebrate Joseph’s love for his daughter.

Wishing you the best,
Alex

Tender is a Cupcake.

Damsel in Distress 2 by @femfreq


Hello Travelers,

Today, I came across one of the most insightful and tactful videos on feminism that I’ve ever seen. I’ve often heard feminists bash men, using derogatory slurs or making outlandish accusations in ‘the spirit of sisterhood’. This is not so with Anita Sarkeesian.

Honestly, there is nothing I can say about why you should watch her videos that she does not implicitly say for herself in her intellectual, professional analysis of misogyny in our world. I consider myself to be a bit of a feminist, though I don’t do as much as I likely can and should for this cause. As such, I’ve decided to start sharing videos, commentary, etc., of this sort. It’s something, and anything is worth the effort.

Please, Friends, watch these videos- whether you agree or not, this message deserves to be heard.

Best regards,
Alex

FILTHY by @demonauthor


Hello Travelers,

 

Did you know that, statistically, your keyboard is one of the most germ-ridden places in your home or office? Does this mean anything to you, or do you (like me) find that life’s legions of  bacteria are ignorable?

Well, Dan Dillard’s latest Damned contribution is certain to leave you squirming, as most good stories will. Be sure to give it a look, though you may need to wash your hands after…

 

FILTHY.

Warning for Writers: Beware Tony Giangregorio and Open Casket Press


Hello Travelers,

Sadly, monsters, demons and the generally sociopathic are not creatures contained to fiction. Another blogger has written an excellent post on the dangers of not thoroughly vetting an independent publisher before sending work. I highly recommend reading it, for your sake, and reposting, for everyone else.

By the way, Sirens Call Publications and Angelic Knight Press are two extremely trustworthy presses. If you’re a writer of dark, edgy or unusual fiction, you should check them out.

Be wary, Travelers.

Warning for Writers: Beware Tony Giangregorio and Open Casket Press.

Sweet Nothings by @JosephAPinto


Hello Travelers,

 

Love is such a volatile thing, isn’t it? We say it’s delicate and tender, but who are we kidding- it’s about power or the lackthereof, about trust and betrayal, about the give and take. What do you do when your significant other is giving and taking when s/he shouldn’t be?

Perhaps Joseph Pinto has an answer. It may not be THE answer, but it’s certainly an interesting one. Be sure to read it, friends.

 

Sweet Nothings.

Bitches


Hello again, Travelers,

In what some would consider a prolific amount of blogging (since I barely post more than once a week), I’m bringing you Bitches by Hunter Shea. I don’t know what I like more- the extraordinary grasp of voice or the macabre psyche of the protagonist.

As someone who’s been on the receiving end of enough foul names, I can’t say I have any sympathy for the victims… Read, Traveler, and remember to treat your fellow wanderer with courtesy, lest they leave you to the dust beneath your feet.

Bitches.

The Library @TJBrown89


Hello Travelers,

 

We walk this earth in hopes that we may blaze our own trail, but many often forget the benefits of seeing where others have gone. No longer do we hold in regard that which has already been, yet the accomplishments of the long dead are, perhaps, crucial parts of our journeys.

 

Take a moment, Traveler, to read The Library, by Thomas Brown, as it is truly a pleasure to see I’m not the only one to treasure antiquity.

 

The Library.