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The Week in Tweet, Week 17

Under Twitteresque skies, @outshine unfolds before your eyes:

Monday April 20:

[Quote for the Monday]Remember that to change your mind and follow him who sets you right is to be none the less free than you were before.

[Source] Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180) / Roman emperor and philosopher / Meditations.

[Ed] Submission stats, week 16: 16 subs, 9 by men, 7 by women, 3 acceptances. Again short on humourous pieces.

[Ed] Next week’s your last chance to get a piece in: I’ll be closing @outshine to submissions in May & June, as the Shine anthology beckons.

Tuesday April 21:

Goth and Euro-pop-metal merge and reign on the Italian band’s fifth; a bit overpolished, perhaps, but catchier than a chrome beartrap.

[#SoundBytes] Shallow Life by LACUNA COIL – / Century Media Records – .

Wednesday April 22:

A pastel blue bloom, close enough to cup in my hands. The quiet white petals I remember; vivid leaves. Home is near; as are you, at last.

[Bio] Stephanie Campisi is a writer of the weird and wonderful. Find her at

Thursday April 23:

DIY FX and a too-pat ending, but still an effective near-future riff on Mexican cyber-illegals from a director who’s going to be a big deal.

[#Spitballs] Sleep Dealer / Directed by Alex Rivera / .

Friday April 24:

[Quote for the Friday] “Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.”

[Source] Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) / U.S. writer / Letter to Harrison Blake.

Saturday April 25:

One night at the nude colony,

the moon rose celestially.

With no clothes to stifle

I transformed in a trifle

To eat snacks, packaging-free.

[Bio] Writer-mommy-doctor who loves artists & underdogs: .

[Ed] and only now I find out that Melissa’s piece was planned for April 18, and Paula’s (pub’d on April 18) for today: my apologies to both.

Sunday April 26:

An official look at a key part of the series background, interesting but confusing; too much compression and bad art are strikes against it.

[#ShineComics] BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE FINAL FIVE #1 by Kevin Fahey & David Reed (script), Nigel Raynor (art); Dynamite, 2009, $3.99.


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