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I thought I should update the titles I have short stories in and maybe mention the ones I did covers for, then It occurred to me it would be easier to just link you to their site. Horrified Press has a lot more to offer than just the stuff I wrote or drew so it would be an injustice not to mention all the fine work the have.

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“Sitting in front of my fireplace, basking in it's warm glow gives me time to reflect upon the sacrifices that it has taken for me to enjoy the security of a good home, in a safe environment. I can hear the soft whisper of the snow as it caresses my window and covers the ground outside in a scintillating display of sparkling lights under the full moon. How many times have our service men and women watched this same scene from a foxhole, or camped in some remote part of the world. Thankful for the silence of that moment, knowing it won’t last long. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He/she dresses in fatigues and patrols the world restlessly, ensuring that we can have this peaceful night. Every day they give us the gift of this lifestyle that we enjoy, and every night they watch over us. They are warriors, angels, guardians, friends, brothers, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers, forming a family that stretches back to the beginning of the country. So tonight when you go to bed say a prayer that God watch over those who watch over us, and thank them for their sacrifices, on and off the battlefield. Pray that they have a peaceful night, and will be home soon with their families who also share their burden. Without them we would not have this moment.”
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Renee Vincent Ræliksen Book One of the Emerald Isle Trilogy by Renee Vincent
Thank you for the friend add, Neil!


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Gusto Dave Hi Neil. Love the humor in your profile. I’m Gusto Dave Jackson, Publicity Chair for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW). I wouldn’t be worth my salt if I didn’t contact book lovers to tout our blog and organization. Chiseled in Rock http://chiseledinrock.blogspot.com doesn’t just suggest books. It features fiction, side-splitting satire, cartoons, author interviews, and tips for writers. RMFW has several bestselling and award winning authors as members such as Mario Acevedo, Joan Johnston, C.J. Box, and Carol Berg. You are invited to follow “The Rock” for contests, entertainment, and an insight to the world of writing!


message 3: by Neil

Neil Leckman Always enjoy making new friends, and finding old ones. The only thing better is time spent with family, and a good laugh. In June of last year, after staying silent for more than twenty years, I decided to write again, and see something in print. I may not have written anything, however I knew the web, social media, and self promotion. Since last June I expanded facebook from 125 to 2,700, many of which are writers, editors and such. Next I started several blogs, twitter, and LinkedIn, and cross networked. I'm happy to say that I've seen ten short stories go into print, finished a novel, which I need to edit, and am putting together a collection of short horror stories. It looks like Nick Rose will do the cover, and Sammi Cox at Panic Press has told me she'll give it a look over.
Humor, well that's a part of everything I am, as I told my wife today, "I bought a scratch ticket today, and it said, find three like amounts and you've won. I found three amounts that I personally really liked, but they refused to pay!!"
Have a great evening...


message 4: by Jonas

Jonas Saul Thanks for the add. Happy reading...

Daryl Sedore

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Lisette Brodey Hi Neil:

Great to meet you! Thanks for the friendship invite. :)

All best wishes,
Lisette


message 6: by Carol

Carol Thank you for the book recommendation. I look forward to getting hold of a copy. Be well


message 7: by Neil

Neil Leckman New from Ronco, the Zomb-Matic adjustable dead. Choose just how much of uncle Willy comes back to eat you!!! People like it when they have some control over how quickly they are consumed by guilt, or a loved one...


message 8: by Neil

Neil Leckman It’s the middle of the night and a baby’s cries can be heard echoing in the silent home. He gets up groggily from his bed, and staggers sleepily down the hall to the baby’s room. It’s dark inside and the baby’s cries are louder.
“It’s OK little one” he reaches over and turns on the light, turning towards the baby’ crib. He steps back in shock. Inside the crib is a small child with a squid shaped head, tentacles flailing helplessly, as it cries.
# # #

He sits up in bed, covered in a cold sweat, “Damn, what a nightmare”, he mumbles. Down the hall the baby starts to cry again. Turning he shakes his wife awake. “You need to go this time” he says, and rolling over, goes back to sleep. Grumbling as she gets out of bed, she reaches down and grabs the open can of sardines and walks out the door.

PS - From late night walks along moonless paths, telling ghost stories, to bon fires on the Oregon coastline late at night, the tales have passed father to son. If you can't scare the ones who trust you, than you sure as hell won't be able to scare the ones who don't!!!

Inheritance of Horror


message 9: by Neil

Neil Leckman If humor were an ice cream would it be fattening?


message 10: by Neil

Neil Leckman Loneliness Flashes in the Dark.


message 11: by Beth

Beth Hi Neil,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the recently released Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
- Beth


message 12: by Bradley

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor


message 13: by Neil

Neil Leckman http://www.cleverfiction.com/neil-lec... Recent short fiction for weekly challange.


message 14: by Neil

Neil Leckman "Midnight Train" by Static Movement just came out on Amazon, I have a short story in the end of the book and a couple of poems, but what impressed me most was the stories by other authors in that book. Some books you are more proud to be a part of than others and this one shines.


message 16: by Neil

Neil Leckman I started a profile with my art in it, including conceptual art for a new series of stories I'm working on at Deviant Art


message 17: by Neil

Neil Leckman Maybe you're just part of a back story for someone more important than you, and once your scene is done the props are taken down and placed in storage. Keep looking... up for that boom mike that every now and then drops down within the camera's view. While thinking about that try not to think about the fact that sometimes the scenes you think are vital are left on the cutting room floor by others.

How sad is that, your life lies covered in dust in some storage shed, too mundane to bother viewing. Filed along with millions of others, an infinte wasteland of the mundane, gathering dust, and over time becoming it...


message 18: by Neil

Neil Leckman What tenacity does it takes to delve to the truth of a thing, once the bones of the truth have been laid bare is that it? Sometimes that is, other times you have to suck the marrow from those bones. Take that marrow and make butter out of it, spread on a slice of justice and enjoy a nice truth sandwich, chase it with a nice shot of bitters, because it may be hard to swallow.

That is how you put a nice spin, or twist on a story, because truth is alway a matter of perspective. A story is a lot like truth, lay it bare to the bones, suck the marrow out of it and make it something worth reading.


message 19: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Neil,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


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