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Douglas Hackle

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in Cleveland, OH, The United States
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I am the author of the short novels TERROR MANNEQUIN and The Hottest Gay Man Ever Killed in a Shark Attack; the Wonderland Award-nominated short story collections Clown Tear Junkies (Rooster Republic Press) and Is Winona Ryder Still with the Dude from Soul Asylum? and Other LURID Tales of DOOM and TERROR!!!; and the novelette "The Ballad of TERROR TINY TIM" included in the collection The Four Gentlemen of the Apocalypse (Strange Edge Publications). A selection of my short fiction is also featured in the The Bizarro Starter Kit (Red) (Eraserhead Press).

TERROR MAN. TERROR FACE. TERROR CLOWN. TERROR CHILD. TERROR HOUSE. TERROR PUPPET. TERROR MOUSE. TERROR SHARK. TERROR ANVIL. TERROR TATER TOTS. Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
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Douglas Hackle Sure, I’ve considered changing my pen name. And thank you for the colorful suggestions. However, if I ever do change my nom de plume, I’ll likely go w…moreSure, I’ve considered changing my pen name. And thank you for the colorful suggestions. However, if I ever do change my nom de plume, I’ll likely go with something a little less, er, masculine (?) than your suggestions. You know, something more along the lines of, say, Joyce Carol Von Hackgasm or Harper Lee Hacksaw McNasty.

Or perhaps even Running-With-The-Night.

Why that? Because, just like Lionel muthafuckin’ Richie, I was running with the night, playin' in the shadows, just you and I, till the morning light...(less)
Douglas Hackle Funny you should ask that, because back when I first started writing and submitting stories, Kranlin “Da Cracka” Crackle and François “Da Jackal” Spac…moreFunny you should ask that, because back when I first started writing and submitting stories, Kranlin “Da Cracka” Crackle and François “Da Jackal” Spackleberry were among the many pseudonyms I considered using. Why did I go with Hackle? I’m not entirely sure, my tiny little son. But I suspect it might have had something to do with the fact that, like Lionel muthafuckin’ Richie, I was running with the night, playing in the shadows, just you and I, till the morning light.(less)
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My new novel, Zoltergeist the Poltergeist, will be out later this year, hopefully sooner than later.

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The Day My ID's ID Got Carded - from Clown Tear Junkies (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A selected story from my collection, Clown Tear Junkies.
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"oooh, goodreads choice awards finalist for best mystery & thriller 2020! what will happen?

answer: this will lose to the perfectly fine but



The Guest List, proving that everything about 2020 was broken.

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"A quick read but a monstrous piece of literature with an outlandish tilt of science fiction, surreal absurdity programmed at level 100.
This book speaks a language that only DHW is capable of writing and what you decipher is the laughs and the antics" Read more of this review »
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“Though completely irrelevant to the story, seventeen minutes and thirty-two seconds later, every instance of the word “the” that appeared in this chapter transmogrified into a tiny, blue, pineapple-headed bat that flew away to France to start a brand new life even though they all hated France (except for French fries, guillotines, and that place in France where the naked ladies dance). Regarding the latter, apparently there’s a hole in the wall where tiny, blue, pineapple-headed bats can see it all.”
Douglas Hackle, The Hottest Gay Man Ever Killed in a Shark Attack

“King Kranlin became dizzily aware that day was now indiscernible from night, that selfness was essentially the same as otherness, that all things had become nothing, and that nothing had become everything.
“What’s happening to me?” he croaked.
“I shot you with my deconstruction pistol,” King Derridap said. “An invisible différance-bullet has pierced that well-fed belly of yours. You’re deconstructing.”
Douglas Hackle, Clown Tear Junkies

“A few moments later, the dude was deader than a dogshit-covered Chicken McNugget that’d been set on fire before getting tossed off the top of the goddamn Empire State Building.”
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Nefariousbig DOUGRAS! Here's wishing you all the HO HO HO's you can handle.
Ho's
Hugs,
Franny


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Douglas Hackle Melki wrote: "This is the Broniest!

http://boingboing.net/2013/11/01/my-l..."


Whoa. Now that's manly.


message 10: by Douglas

Douglas Hackle Shamus wrote: "I just wanted you to know that I get freaky. Like real freaky."

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Shamus McCarty I just wanted you to know that I get freaky. Like real freaky.


Douglas Hackle Oh, yes. I DO know a little something about that. But thanks for thinkin' of me, slice.


Gregor Xane You likely know all about this. But I figured I'd share this with you, just in case:

http://www.kindlepost.com/2013/10/gue...


Nefariousbig You and your bronie are making me want to hug something...


Ms. Nikki Thanks, for the friend-vite. Feel free to browse my shelves (did that sound bad?, Oh, well.) for books ideas or if you just want to be nosy. It's all good. I've got a lendable shelf also. If you see something you'd like to borrow, just let me know.

Nikki~


Douglas Hackle I can now finally join the ebook revolution, as I just acquired a new cell phone that's big enough for me to comfortably read ebooks using the Kindle app.


Douglas Hackle Cool. My first interview as a writer!

And should you have as about as much interest in reading an interview with me as you do in lighting your own genitals on fire, perhaps you might want to check out a picture of the little nub that is all that’s left of the extra finger I was born with on my left hand. Such a picture accompanies the interview (scroll down a little when you're there to see it). Freaky stuff!

Here’s the link:

http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_...


Douglas Hackle Lea wrote: "Hi, Douglas -- nice to meet you! Just read some of your work and LOVED it -- can't wait to read more."

Hi, nice to meet you too. Glad ya liked whatever it was you read--thanks.


message 1: by Lea

Lea Hi, Douglas -- nice to meet you! Just read some of your work and LOVED it -- can't wait to read more.


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