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Joseph Hirsch

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Joseph Hirsch's books Ohio at Dusk and Flash Blood were both published by Damnation Books. His novel War-Crossed Eyes was published by Mélange Books, and his novels Rolling Country and The Last Slice of Pizza were published by Moonshine Cove Publishing. He has sold work to Underground Voices and Zahir Tales. His novella House of Crystal was published by Silverthought and his novella Orphan Elixir was serialized in The Western Online. His short stories were also featured in 3 AM Magazine. He previously worked as a sports correspondent for Fight Hype covering boxing matches around the globe, and he was also a finalist in a Glimmer Train Short Story Award Competition for New Writers. His novels Kentucky Bestiary and The Dove and the Crow were ...more

The Right to be Forgotten: Some Musings on Immortality, that Stupid Invention of the Living

When I was a young man I wanted to be a writer. I tried for a few years while working crap jobs on the side and living at home with my mother, but I had very little success. I had some very rare acceptances here and there, but even those were for little or no money and eventually it became painfully obvious to me that I would have to give up on my dream, or at least defer it for a while. I made a Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 02, 2020 02:39 Tags: metaphysics, mortality, writing
Average rating: 3.88 · 280 ratings · 131 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Kentucky Bestiary

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Veterans' Affairs

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The Dove and the Crow

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The Bastard's Grimoire

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Touch No One

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Rolling Country

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Up in the Treehouse

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My Tired Shadow

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American Pig Dogs

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