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.
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 www.stephaniecampisi.com.
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 / http://www.sleepdealer.com/landing.htm. .
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: melissayuaninnes.net .
[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.