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Matt Blackstone

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For as long as I can remember, I liked writing stories. In elementary school, they were about tooth fairies and snap bracelets and wrestling buddies, and about how I loved to steal rocks from the neighbor’s front yard and bash them with a hammer to see the crystals inside, which I thought were real crystals and worth bajillions of dollars, so I couldn’t wait to sell them and buy a baseball stadium and a pool and, because I’d be a wise, responsible bijillionaire, I’d invest in baseball cards. Ken Griffey Jr. baseball cards.

Well, most of Ken Griffey Jr.'s cards are worth a few bucks. And those rocks, the ones I stole, the ones with the crystals inside . . . they’re just rocks. So I’m sorta glad those stories didn’t come true, because it would
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Book Release

Two weeks away from the release of SORRY YOU’RE LOST.  For those in the NY area, join me at the Barnes & Noble in Carle Place at 91 Old Country Road.  See you there!


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Published on January 05, 2014 15:20
Average rating: 3.54 · 283 ratings · 86 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie

3.53 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Sorry You're Lost

3.54 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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“Legs are my favorite part. I never snap them off with a single bite. I nibble on them slowly as I work my way up. I crunch bony ankles, gnaw on slender calves. Knees are a delicacy; canine teeth are ideal for chipping cartilage. Thighs - oh sweet, sweet thighs - must be savored, eaten like a sacred drumstick. Thick and long and often hairy, a torso is best swallowed whole. The neck is delicious, but fragile: one bite and all I have left is a tiny head resting on my fingertips.

Animal crackers. They are a great snack...”
Matt Blackstone, A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie

“When my mom was first diagnosed with cancer, I learned the word "malignant" and heard the word "spread" and knew the word "hope" was a mirage, a fantasy that would only make things worse. But then I learned the word "remission," and the doctors loosened their ties, cracked bad jokes (said her blood type was B-positive, so we should be optimistic, too), and they increased the odds of her survival to fifty-fifty, like she was something to wager on in Vegas. I slept well and ate well and celebrated on the inside. My kidneys shook pom-poms, my liver did an Irish jig, my small intestines did the worm. The future was bright with a likely chance of sunshine--and then it was over.”
Matt Blackstone, Sorry You're Lost

“The lunchroom is filling fast, the heavy air filled with the smell of oil. Grease, salt, a deep fryer...yup, french fries, again. I feel my face breaking out before I eat a single fry, before I get on the lunch line, before I even stand up. I touch my cheek. No zits yet, but they're coming. I can feel them like an old lady feels the weather in her bones. I don't need to be an old lady to forecast the weather in the lunchroom: it's hot, thick, sticky, and sweaty with a likely chance of cliques and cruelty.”
Matt Blackstone, Sorry You're Lost




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Adriana Thanks for adding me! Excited to read Sorry You're Lost in the upcoming year (:


Patricia (Patricia's Particularity) Thank you for the add :) I really have enjoyed A Scary Scene


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