Nimue’s Grotto Summer 2017

It’s a hot night, and I’ve got some hot news…

The Summer 2017 Issue of Nimue’s Grotto is available for your reading pleasure. I’m proud to present some new writers, and some that are only new to the Grotto.

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Let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.

And, if you’re a writer, we’d love to see your stories. We specialize in flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) stories in the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror.

All moved in…

Welcome to the new home of “An Irene Thing.” Posts have been imported from our original installation and we’re all set for business.

In case you’re curious, the header image is a photo of the Oculus, the PATH station/shopping mall at the World Trade Center. I took this picture right before Christmas. Here is another interesting view from inside the Oculus:

Inside the Oculus
Inside the Oculus

Accept no Imitations

When I began getting messages from friends telling me that my Facebook account had been hacked, I immediately went on Facebook and started looking around. I quickly discovered that someone had set up a Facebook account using my name, my profile picture, and even the same cover image as my real account. They had then started sending friend requests to my friends.

Luckily I have some pretty smart friends.

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Apparently “No News” is not “Good News”

It used to be that if you submitted an article, story, book proposal or novel and you hadn’t been rejected, there was still the possibility that the publisher was just running behind. Until you actually got that piece of paper (or email) that said, “Thanks, but no thanks,” there was still a chance. You would check your mail or your email every day and tell yourself, “Well, no news is good news. Maybe I’ll hear next week.”

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Dreams in Transit, Smashwords Edition

I am really excited to report that my book, Dreams in Transit, will soon be released through Smashwords. If you have a Kindle or use the Kindle reading app, this isn’t really a big deal. After all, the book has been available for Kindle since I first published it along with the paperback book three years ago. On the other hand, if you have a Nook, Kobo, or like to read books in Apple’s iBook format, you were out of luck until now.

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Attachment Issues

It seems lately that the incidence of virus-laden emails has skyrocketed. I’m referring to unsolicited email messages that include an attachment.

I don’t know if it’s a trend or if I just noticed it, but the spammers who send virus-infected emails have absolutely no creativity. I began to count the subject of these messages when I noticed about 20 emails with the subject “Report” and an attachment. Continue reading “Attachment Issues”