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Thursday, June 14th, 2007
6:03 pm

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Monday, June 11th, 2007
3:35 am

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I just read this crazy-ass story about this kid who got trapped inside the body of his dead cat! It was the coolest thing I've read in a while, and I'm sure you guys would wanna check it out! It kinda reminded me of Neil Gaiman's style. Click the picture (above) to go to the website for it, or, you can:
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
3:37 am - Call For Submissions

samantha_lj

 

CALLING WRITERS AND ARTISTS

www.indiesearchlight.com is the new kid on the block with is allE-format. Currently we are a non-monetary paying market. However, we do offer publishingcredit as compensation for pieces as well as compensating with some freesubscriptions to our portfolio service and the webzine itself.

 

The webzine and content is geared for creative people. Writefor other writers, create art for other artists, inspire, entertain, andgenerally allow your personality to shine through. We are seeking short tomoderate length fiction, articles on the creative lifestyles, and otherinformative articles on issues pertaining to the creative arts.

 

While currently we’re only accepting shorter pieces, from500-10,000 words, we will be accepting some longer fiction in the near futurefor e-book publications. We are not limiting genre but are targeting analternative and artistic audience. We are most interested in fantasy, mystery,horror, and literary works that fall under experimental genre categories.

 

In artwork, we are looking for pieces that are of highquality and resolution. Images must be sent in .jpg format at the moment andfull credit will be given to artists as well as a non-monetary compensationpackage. The same genre preferences apply to artwork as writing. However, we donot limit ourselves to those genres.

 

Our submission guidelines can be found in more detail atwww.indiesearchlight.com/submissions.html or you may email us atsubmissions@indiesearchlight.com.

 

Thanks in advance,

~Samantha

Editor in Chief

www.indiesearchlight.com

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
3:46 pm - Call For Submissions

samantha_lj
Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment of your time to announce that Indie Searchlight.com is now up. Our first issue will be up on March 9th and we still have a few slots open for that issue. To be considered for the premiere issue, submissions must be in by Wednesday March 7th at 12:00pm US Central time. All submissions received after will be considered for subsequent issues.

Our Submission Guidelines can be found under the LJCUT below. Or by visiting the site at www.indiesearchlight.com

Send all inquiries to info@indiesearchlight.com and submissions to submissions@indiesearchlight.com


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Thanks for reading and submitting!
Samantha A. Branham
Chief Managing Editor
www.indiesearchlight.com

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Monday, January 29th, 2007
8:03 pm - On The Edge

onyxexistance
On The Edge

I’m hanging
Off the edge
Just waiting
To fall

Into
Oblivion
And never
Return

Hanging by
The single
Hope that is
Beating within

My stubborn
Spirit that
Rests deep
Inside

Of me
Never resting
Because if it does
I lose

Everything that
I
Work hard
For

So, I
Hang
On this edge
Waiting to

Fall.

current mood: blank

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
1:48 pm - Written October 10, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

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Over the past few days, I have been really upset. The idea of my aunt dying is really taking a toll on my daily life. Not that I want anything to happen to someone else, but my aunt happens to be my favorite relative. What upsets me even more is what my father said the other day. The man cannot come to grips with reality. Everything just somehow always relates to God. His sister is dying and he can still manage to say it is the will of God. Just writing this down almost brings me to tears. I am really confused.


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Saturday, January 13th, 2007
12:49 am - Insomnia

hashjones
O Father, O Father.
O what did you say
so that Mother should cry at your feet?

It's not yours to know, son,
but you'll understand one
day. Now you must go back to sleep.

O Mother, O Mother.
O what, in the other
room, causes those buzzes and beeps?

It's not yours to know, son,
but you'll understand one
day. Now you must go back to sleep.

O Mercy, O Mercy.
Whatever is casting the
shadows which erily creep?

It's not your's to know, son,
but you'll understand one
day. Now you must go back to sleep.

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Friday, January 12th, 2007
4:50 pm - Written October 5, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there. Comments are enabled on this post, but will be screened and cross-posted to the site.

Aunt Lizzie has lung cancer. Grampa said the prognosis is not good. I am still in shock just as much as I was last night. Who would have thought a 38 year old could get lung cancer? She doesn’t even smoke. How is that even possible? I feel so bad for her and my cousins.


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Friday, December 29th, 2006
2:01 pm - Written October 4, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Last night, Katlyn and I went to the city to get some Italian food. I cannot even remember the last time I went to an upscale restaurant. Usually I would prefer Japanese food, especially sushi, but Katlyn seems to be a big fan of Italian. I could tell how much she loved Italian food by the way she could pronounce everything on the menu.


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Friday, November 3rd, 2006
5:28 pm - Written September 29, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Today after class, I tried to figure out why people believe in their religions so much. If someone came forward today and said, “God has been speaking to me every night for the past two years. I have written down all He has told me. The book is called the Modern Testament,” he would probably be labeled as a nut case. However, that basically is what a prophet is.


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Friday, October 6th, 2006
10:51 pm - A thought...

retsej
This is X-posted. Sorry to those who have to hear me complain more than once.

I was wondering why so many publications say they are looking for a fresh voice.  I wonder how many of them are really telling the truth. I have been getting many rejections lately that seem to say how I made it to their last few, then decided against it because it doesn't fit with the other stories. I realize this is a good thing to make it that far (even in Byline Magazine), but why does it seem that I'm getting punished for having my own writing style? Since when did everyone change their guidelines to write all the same old crap? So, if I want to make it into their mag, I have to write a half dozen stories under different names so they can all go together to avoid them losing their precious "flow"? I can understand if it doesn't fit the type they are looking for, but I don't think that's the case if the story gets past everything to the final selection.

Ok, I've blown out some of my steam and feel much better now. Thank you for listening to me rant on.
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current mood: aggravated

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
11:50 pm - Written September 25, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

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This whole religion thing really blows my mind. When my professor was talking about some of the rules associated with various religions, I couldn’t help but wonder how brainwashed people must be to actually follow this shit.


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Saturday, September 30th, 2006
4:19 pm - Kaite's Quill

kaitesquill
My book of poetry, Kaite's Quill- The Landscape and Architecture of a Woman, is back from the printer.

If you want one email me your mailing address at kaitesquill@livejournal.com or my other email if you know it, and I will send you payment information.

I have only a small number of them, so if you want one speak up quickly!

It is 56 pages of poetry and includes 88 poems. It is $10, payable through Paypal.
Thanks for your support!
Much love,
Kaite~

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
9:43 pm - Written September 22, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Yesterday, Katlyn and I spent the whole day together. She said she wanted to do something different, so I decided to take her to a driving range. Not only was it a way for us to try something new, but it also let me whack a couple of balls. The driving range helped me get rid of some extra aggression and tension. The only problem was I couldn't hit the damn things. Half the time, my swing would miss everything except the air. Katlyn was just as bad. Most of the time, we would look up at each other and simply laugh at our futile attempts to drive the balls. Now I know for the next time not to buy the jumbo bucket of balls, it is way too many.


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Friday, September 22nd, 2006
6:51 am - book by kaitesquill

kaitesquill
It's FINALLY ready.
My first book of poetry, The Landscape and Architecture of a Woman, is ready for distribution. It has 56 pages of poetry, and 88 poems. It is a collection of poetry that I've written in my journal, but much of it is early work that many of you may not be familiar with. I'm asking $10 to cover the printing and shipping. **crosses fingers and hopes everyone can afford $10.**

So..... if you want one please email me at spillingtheink@yahoo.com.

I'm really sorry it has taken so long to get this out. I had major printing issues that had to be resolved.

Thanks for your support and readership,
Kaite~

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
5:42 pm - Haunted Town

retsej
I started working on a non-fiction account of my experiences in the haunted house I grew up in. I needed something different to work on, and Nickolaus Pacione delivered the answer with a call for submissions for an anthology he's assembling for works of non-fiction horror.


current mood: contemplative

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1:46 pm - Written September 18, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

I seriously have the worst luck ever. On Sunday night, I began to feel very ill. I got a whole bunch of phone calls at 12am from friends and Katlyn wishing me a Happy Birthday. Little did I know, my illness was going to become a horrible fever. On Monday, my birthday, I woke up feeling the same.. I felt like complete shit. That is exactly how things work for me, on my birthday, I get sick. I have to laugh at the irony.


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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
1:37 am - Written September 11, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Today was another great day with Katlyn. During the entire psych class we passed notes to each other. It reminded me of when I was young, like the children in elementary school and the way they pass their little love letters. It was hard to concentrate in class because every time we passed a note, our hands would touch momentarily and she’d look at me and smile. I can’t help but to smile back. Her eyes are so beautiful and her smile is stunning. She really blows me away. I still have no clue what the lecture was about, but it is still my best class for the simple reason that she is there with me.


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Sunday, September 10th, 2006
7:32 pm - One Wish

angel_of_words
I wrote this poem a couple years ago; it's dedicated to my dad (he's in the Army National Guard).


One Wish

Up in the starry sky
Oceans of stars way up high
Wishing on a shooting star
I wish you home from way, way far

In the clear blue sky with floating clouds
Where the sun shines so proud
Out in the wind so free
I only wish you here with me

On rainy days with skies so dark
With nothing of a sunny spark
Looking like it's close to night
I wish you here to hug me tight

When end of school starts the fun
Under the blazing summer sun
What fun it will be in the pool
I wish you to come and stay cool

I miss you and love you in every way
From the crack of dawn to the end of the day
I wish you here to hug me tight
I wish you here with all my might

current mood: thoughtful

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1:27 am - Written September 9, 2003 by Matthew
memoriesofmatt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.


So my classes started yesterday, and at first it looked like it was going to be another shitty semester. Out of the three classes, not even one of them seemed to spark the slightest interest in me. It’s kind of funny because I am taking a class on religion, which right now seems to be one of my main interests. The professor looked like a minister or something and spent the entire class talking about what it means to be spiritual. I couldn’t tell if he was teaching or preaching. I was so tempted to just start arguing and countering his beliefs. Either way, I’m going to love arguing with him every week. He has no idea what he is in for.


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