Category Archive: writing

Dude, You Can Summon Ancient Spirits Anywhere: An Interview with Elle Nash

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MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY

Alexander Boldizar, Chaos, Harvard, and The Ugly

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“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”

David W. Barbee: Bacon Fried Bastard

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“Every human being gets addicted to something.’

The Love Witch: An Unconventional Review by Autumn Christian

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“If you expend so much effort into being what other people desire it’ll leave you feeling empty.”

The Homesick Minivan With Justin Grimbol: Dog Story

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“Once he jumped on me while I was humping my pillow.”

Memoirs of a Professional Weirdo: Yellow Army Woman

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“You can just imagine all those Chinese like a little army of yellow ants crawling over it, can’t you?”

Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology is for 99 Cents and Having a Goodreads Giveaway

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Enter the Goodreads Giveaway and get the e-book for 99 cents.

The Homesick Minivan With Justin Grimbol: Angry Old Men

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“I visit old people in their homes and help them with daily tasks, like cooking and cleaning and bathing.”

Have Hipsters Ruined the Mustache?

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“When I think of people with mustaches, I think of my dad, Burt Reynolds, and cowboys.”

Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath TOC

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“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

Unicorns are Evil and Brian Alan Ellis: Get Lit With Leza Podcast

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“My heart is a dumpster fire.”

Monsters, Myths, and Madmen, with Jerry Drake at AWP

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“I am compelled to tell stories.”

Review of The Yellow House by Chiwan Choi

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“I finished The Yellow House by Chiwan Choi in one sitting, on my birthday.”

IF I WAS SMART I WOULD EITHER KILL MYSELF OR IMMEDIATELY BECOME A RECLUSE: An Interview with Elizabeth Ellen

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“Basically, Elizabeth Ellen should win the Pulitzer Prize and then immediately be beaten to death with it because she’s so good, so human, so completely fucked.”

John Edward Lawson Talks Books at AWP

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“Bizarro is the Chaos Magick of literature.”

Skin Stories: Tiffany Scandal

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“There are also realistic portraits of my cats, a sheep in wolves clothing, and ton of book references.”

That Scrap Book

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“If you ever bring a black man home, I’m throwing you through that window.”

THE HOMESICK MINIVAN

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“We loved Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues and Enzo wanted to read the whole book out loud. It took a long time because we got very drunk.”

It Was Supposed To Be A Satire. It Turned Out To Be A Prophecy

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“You made all of this happen with your book,” one Twitter user scolded me.”

Angel Meat With Laura Lee Bar

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“I had the image of me eating my heart but it was cake instead of my actual heart.”

A SHADOW MAP: AN ANTHOLOGY BY SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

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“What does it mean to survive?”

Embry: Hard-Boiled—A Weird Little Egg Cooked Just Right

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“Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus.”

MY BLOOD IS BASICALLY MOLDY COFFEE AND DOG PISS: An Interview with Artist/Writer Michael Seymour Blake

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“I can already see the glazed over eyes of anyone who dares read this shit.”

CLASH Gets Spooky With Gina Ranalli

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“Titles such as Wall of Kiss, Mother Puncher, and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife grab your attention and make you wonder what kind of madness unfolds within those pages.”

ANGEL MEAT BY LAURA LEE BAHR IS LIKE A PSYCHEDELIC PRAYER

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“If you enjoy surrealistic Bizarro fiction with a heart too big to contain within its pages, then this is the collection for you.”

Beyond the Great, Bloody, Bruised, and Silent Veil of This World

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“Old gods lurk behind the stars, old loves linger on from Earth, and Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.”

CLASH Podcast Does AWP With Justin Grimbol

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“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”

A Horror Fan’s Guide to Love and Sex by Brendan Vidito

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“We live in a time that fetishizes 80s popular culture, so wouldn’t it be rad if you developed a vaginal opening on your stomach that supports Betamax tapes?”

I HAVE AN ANXIETY DISORDER: HERE IS WHAT MY WOMEN’S MARCH EXPERIENCE WAS LIKE

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“Somewhere in between Donald Trump’s attacks on immigrants and his comments about pussy-grabbing, it became clear that public demonstrations and marches were going to become a regular part of my life.”

Fungasm Author Danger Slater Interview

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Danger Slater is a Bizarro writer who uses surrealism, dark humor, and a healthy dose of existential angst to create his stories.

Skin Stories: D. Foy

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“All of my tattoos are reflections, more or less, of visions.”

Inside a God of Haunted Walls: An Unconventional Interview with Garrett Cook

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“I do not control people’s boner.”

CLASH Podcast Interview With Constance Ann Fitzgerald

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CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.

Leza Cantoral Interviewed by Christoph Paul on Clash Media Podcast

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“I kinda wanna feel like I am being possessed by the ghost of Jackie O. I wanna feel like she’s talking to me and I wanna get kinda creeped out and tripped out about that.”

MY MOTHER’S CIRCUS/HAND-SEWN CARNIVAL

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“My grandmother made Christmas ornaments from dried apricots and sugar cookies that she baked with her own hands, a creation upon a creation. They were all tiny women, and she gave them dark hair like us, which felt like a gift to me.”

Skin Stories: Bracken MacLeod

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“Welcome to Skin Stories, where I ask some of the most exciting voices in fiction to tell us the stories behind their tattoos.”

WHY I STILL ENJOY XMAS EVEN THOUGH I AM A JADED MOFO

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“I can’t stand most holidays. The idea of having to sit around with folks I spend most of the year trying to avoid out of social obligation always sets me on edge.”

Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology Table of Contents and Release Date

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“Here are the writers that brought the mother fucking ruckus…”

The Last Time I Saw My Sister’s Children: A Tragic Christmas Tale

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“Myself and my two older sisters were never exactly Little Women but we did our best not to hate each other.”

#the Tao of Murray

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“Amongst his many deific duties, Murray plays poet and maharishi to the various extraterrestrial corporate entities that run our universe. He keeps them merciful.”

Growing up Mexicana without God: Remembering A Secular Christmas Tradition

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“When I saw the mall Santas I always knew it was a man in a suit.”

WATCH ME TWEET ABOUT BEING HUMAN GARBAGE AND CHILL?

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“How can Facebook expect me to share my Facebook memories when I can’t even handle my Facebook realities?”

HORROR ANTHOLOGY MUST HAVE: ETERNAL FRANKENSTEIN

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“The beauty of this anthology is how varied the voices are.”

I WAS STONED AT MY FIRST SEANCE

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“I felt like I was outside myself as well as inside.”

EVERY DAY IS HALLOWEEN

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“I grew up with a grandma who kept a bathroom full of candles for the dead.”

HORROR FILM POEMS OUT NOW FROM CLASH BOOKS

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“HORROR FILM POEMS is a love letter to horror films where poems are the paragraphs.”

URBAN LEGENDS: THE RAG MAN

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“I saw two men with carts, with horses attached, who looked like they were dressed as service workers from the early 20th century.”

October? More like Readtober, amiright?

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“Here’s what needs to be on your radar.”

I RAN FOR ONE MILE AND DIDN’T DIE

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“I didn’t realize how out of shape I was until I tried running a mile.”

CHILDREN IN A DEAD MUSEUM

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“I remember being so happy then—a creature that stayed out too late one Halloween night and got lost in the morning light.”

LONELINESS, SORROW, AND SPIRITS IN NEW ORLEANS

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“Maybe New Orleans is like a drug, an opium-induced dreamspace.”

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DYLAN

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“The Swedish Academy is full of elderly individuals who are apparently too tired to read thick novels.”

Selling Books at Brooklyn Book Fest

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“I’ve experienced a lot of diverse literary events but Brooklyn Book Festival has always been one of my favorites.”

HALLOWEEN SUBMISSIONS CALL

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“CLASH wants your creepy stories!”

Huldufólk: Hunting for the Fey in Iceland by J.C. Drake

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“So. I’ll just say it. Elves. Is it true that you all really believe in them?”

SOMEONE ELSE’S BIG BREAK: AN ESSAY BY DANGER SLATER

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“Hey, so I was wonderin’, do you think I can maybe get backstage?”

BEAST

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“Every night he asks me the same question. “Will you sleep with me?”

SHORT STORY SATURDAY: WAX-MAN

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“Screams filled the kitchen of the frat house.”

The Top Five Books That Are Better Than Anything You Could Ever Write, You Piece of Shit Wannabe Writer

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“There will always be people better than you. Some of them will always be better than you. Some are so far ahead that you can’t possibly hold a candle to them.”

WHY I DECIDED TO QUIT WRITING AND BECOME A KID ROCK FAN INSTEAD

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“I know what you’re thinking: why Kid Rock? Why not Limp Bizkit or Uncle Kracker or some other horrible nü-metal band scraped out of the armpit of the late 90s?”

Letter to Stephen King from The American Adverb Association

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Let’s just say right off the bat that we are deeply disappointed! Yes, us! And yes, “deeply” is the right word—it works to show exactly how disappointed we are.

TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY AND SYLVIA PLATH

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“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

If You Go Chasing Rabbits

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“She rides that mushroom pole and flips upside down, with her legs spread high above her head. Her big blue eyes and red lips are innocence and corruption made flesh.”

Shoot Your Shot (Writers Edition)

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“It’s time we get up and shoot for something larger than ourselves.”

Top 5 Friday Reads

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“Top 5 books you should be reading.”

Brian Keene and The Buddy System Strikes Again!

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“‘The Buddy System’ is the Illuminati of horror fiction”

New Brian Keene and Paul Tremblay Novels

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“Brian Keene’s Pressure and Paul Tremblay’s The Disappearance at Devil’s Rock are both released today.”

MFA vs NYC Video Game Coming Soon

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“In exciting publishing and video game news, the video game MFA vs NYC is now in post-production.”

An Open Letter to Catcallers

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“Dear assholes, You know those things you say to women in the streets? Yeah, you have to cut that out. Seriously.”

A List of Things That Don’t Make You A Writer

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“Owning a laptop… Going to a coffee shop… Having a cat…”

I Want To Thank The Terrorists For Encouraging Me To Pursue Writing Instead of Politics

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“The tube I would have been on had blown up. If I had stuck to my daily schedule, I wouldn’t be here today.”