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Gordon Highland is the author of the novels Flashover and Major Inversions, as well as Submission Windows: a collection of stories and verse. He's published short stories in Word Riot, Noir at the Bar 2, Warmed and Bound, Black Heart Magazine, and many others. Gordon lives in the Kansas City area, where he makes videos by day and music by night.

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Gordon Highland When writing Flashover, I was tired of seeing all these clichéd clairvoyant characters always helping strangers, and wondered why they never made it…moreWhen writing Flashover, I was tired of seeing all these clichéd clairvoyant characters always helping strangers, and wondered why they never made it personal. Why not have them confront their own abilities and limitations, even be suspicious of them? I'm also a huge fan of southern gothic, and while not quite fluent myself, I tried to capture some of its tongue with a small-town vibe.(less)
Gordon Highland Receiving kind words from a stranger who enjoys my work means the world to me. Also interacting with other authors and being invited to participate in…moreReceiving kind words from a stranger who enjoys my work means the world to me. Also interacting with other authors and being invited to participate in publications or events that expose my work to a wider audience at the same time I'm exposed to new voices.(less)
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Flashover

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This anthology contains my short story “‘Burgatory” originally published at Solarcide a few years ago, but which has been offline for a while. It’s about a life-insurance salesman facing his mortality as planes of the multiverse collide.


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solarcidal_3dVisions, plagues, angels. A different view of the miracle of birth. Bestiality farms, departing souls, talking cold sores, and of course, el...

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“Heavenly Father, I promise never again (or for three business days, whichever comes first) to take your blessings for granted if your boundless wisdom can manifest to smite this motherfucker. I don’t know, rain down some sulphur, whisper divine suggestion into his ear, even the old salt pillar trick would suffice. But ... I will take up thy sword and act as the county’s mortal archangel once again if I must. I swear to your oft-alleged earthly son that if this thug doesn’t put the toddler down and stop swinging that oversized plastic bat at us, he’ll spend his weekend removing my well-shined size eleven Florsheim from his PCP-smoking ass at the Ballard Institute for Deadbeat Dad Castration.”
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“Borrowed time and stolen moments are those of which we take the most ownership.”
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“Writing what you know" is about as much fun as having an affair with your spouse.”
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“If you save your best song for the encore, you won't get one.”
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“Borrowed time and stolen moments are those of which we take the most ownership.”
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“You can't copyright a title, but if anyone tries to steal "Rabbi Sanjeev and the Periwinkle Valise of Intrigue," I'll sue the motherfucking Burberry off their back faster than you can say "Neo-Hassidic espionage.”
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Gordon Natso wrote: "Thanks for the request, Gordon. You have some hilarious quotes. :)"
Glad you like. Good to see you on here, too, sir.


message 4: by Rando (last edited May 08, 2014 07:28PM)

Rando Thanks for the request, Gordon. You have some hilarious quotes. :)


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Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
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Gordon Thanks, Colin, I just figured out how to enable that.




message 1: by Colin

Colin McKay Miller Welcome, Gordon, one of these days you'll find the resolve to finish What is the What. Also, where's your snazzy author page?


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