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Podcast and Pre-order 

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I chatted with J David Osborne of Broken River Books on The JDO Show recently. We talked about a lot of things, but mostly how I used to be a drunk and how much I love drag queens. 

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My new novella GLUE drops in a few days. Official release November 15th from Lazy Fascist Press. It’s my first book in almost exactly five years. It’s also perfectly pink. 

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Reuniting with a bunch of weirdos at BizarroCon for the first time in two years next week where I’ll get to see/hold this book for the first time, hug a lot of friends, stay up too late, take some workshops to work on my writing and generally feel great about being this weird for this long. 

Here’s an image I found in my phone that I forgot about that is apparently an artist rendering of me and my internal workings. 

Time Warp: Bed Head + A Lack of Red Flags

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I took a series of photos of what I looked like
in the morning when I’d just woken up.
My hair, always a mess
because I move around a lot in my sleep.
In some of them
I’m still drunk from the night before.
In some of them
the background changes
from the bathroom in my old apartment
with the paper-thin walls
to the pastel green with white trim
of my ex-whatever’s bathroom.
My eyeliner is still on
smeared all around my eyes
because I didn’t take it off
like I always do at home
because I wasn’t at home
I was with some dude.
In one photo I’m wearing his t-shirt
my eyes are barely open
and in several of them
I still look hammered.

I was sitting on a barstool
next to this guy
who fancies himself
some kind of outlaw cowboy,
but was really just another suburban drunk,
showing him the photos in my phone
and he laughed
and smiled
and told me
he didn’t know why
but it was kind of hot.

Where I should have seen a red flag,
I saw my in.

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Just for fun, here is most of that collection of photos. From a time when I was blonde, drunk, and had terrible judgment.