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Dave Matthes

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Born in South Jersey in the Summer of '86. Living everywhere else. Most known for the books that make up "The Mire Man Trilogy", his autobiographical tome, "The Slut Always Rides Shotgun", and several volumes of poetry and short stories, Matthes has been writing for a little over twenty years, but only somewhat recently having tapped into the world of self-publishing. Rather than limiting himself with writing one single genre, Matthes prefers to explore as many topics and themes as possible, while lyrcizing those
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Dave Matthes Whiskey. Music. And scented candles.

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Dave Matthes I'd like to say I'm that asshole who claims they don't believe in the thing. But I'm not. Sometimes I go great lengths of time...days, weeks,…moreI'd like to say I'm that asshole who claims they don't believe in the thing. But I'm not. Sometimes I go great lengths of time...days, weeks, etc...without putting thought to paper. Most of the time it's just scribbles and scribbles and more scribbling until a sentence forms. Then eventually a paragraph. And so on. I can't say that I have any way to deal with the "block". I write when it comes to me, which is usually when I don't have a fucking pencil handy. (less)
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The Slut Always Rides Shotg...

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Sleepeth Not, the Bastard

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Bar Nights (The Mire Man Tr...

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The Passive Aggressors (The...

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In This House, We Lived, an...

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Every Saturday evening... join me, Dave Matthes, on YouTube as I read to you my gloriously clit-flicking, sweet obscenity-flinging literature from the comfort of a freshly drawn hot bubble bath whilst drinking good whiskey.

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Poetic Queefs and Other Lyrical Jargon (Poetry)
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Description: An assortment of random poetry, papers, essays, and songs written a looooong long time ago, that more or less finds its way in some form or another in my books...these are those works in their raw form. Some chapters may have appeared in other forms such as blogs written on Goodreads or other websites, but have been placed here as a form of further preservation.
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“I've always felt that distant train whistles heard in the dead of night are the universe's way of letting us know the best days are neither ahead nor behind us...they're happening right now, cradled in the palms of our hands. But that doesn't change the fact that the whiskey, weed, and romance eventually runs out and the night will soon turn to day.”
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“That's the beautiful thing about innocence; even monsters have a pocketful of childhood memories with which to seek comfort with.”
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“...you're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.”
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“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
Mark Twain

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
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message 32: by Dave

Dave Matthes Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Dave."

No problem!


message 31: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Dave.


message 30: by Dave

Dave Matthes Madeleine wrote: "Heyo, thanks for the friend request! Where in the southern Jerze were you born?"

Gloucester County...Swedesboro...used to be a nice place but now it's all pretty much the back end of a dump truck...


Madeleine Heyo, thanks for the friend request! Where in the southern Jerze were you born?


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Dave Matthes Amy (BW) wrote: "Hi Dave! Thanks for the request! (="

Notta problem! :D


Amy (BW) Hi Dave! Thanks for the request! (=


message 26: by Dave

Dave Matthes Taznim wrote: "Hi Dave,
Thanks for the add,all the best to you!!!"


Likewise to you!


message 25: by Taznim

Taznim Hi Dave,
Thanks for the add,all the best to you!!!


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Dave Matthes Sandra wrote: "Hi Dave, thanks for the request ;)"

Thanks for accepting ;p


message 23: by Sandra

Sandra Ross Hi Dave, thanks for the request ;)


message 22: by Dave

Dave Matthes Devon wrote: "Nice to meet you Dave, thanks for the invite! I LOL at your title "Sluts Always Ride Shotgun!" :)"

Haha, likewise, and thanks...should check it out sometime ;)


message 21: by Devon

Devon Herrera Nice to meet you Dave, thanks for the invite! I LOL at your title "Sluts Always Ride Shotgun!" :)


message 20: by Keira

Keira Just lovely, and yourself?


message 19: by Dave

Dave Matthes Keira wrote: "Hello there! (:"

Hey, hey...how ya doin?


message 18: by Keira

Keira Hello there! (:


message 17: by Dave

Dave Matthes Susan wrote: "Hello Dave, thanks for the friend request.
Susan"


No biggie, hope you take the dive into one of my literary ambitions...if not, that's cool too!


message 16: by Susan

Susan Griscom Hello Dave, thanks for the friend request.
Susan


message 15: by Dave

Dave Matthes Em - everybody's got a dark side ;) wrote: "Hi Dave, thanks for the friends invite ;)"

Not a problem, thanks for the acceptance! ;p


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Dave Matthes Midu wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

:D


message 13: by Midu (last edited Dec 05, 2012 05:56AM)

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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Dave Matthes Kellie wrote: "Thank you for the friend request."

Thank YOU for the acceptance.


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Kellie Candy Thank you for the friend request.


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Dave Matthes Louise wrote: "thanks for the friend invite Dave:)"

Notta problem :)


Louise thanks for the friend invite Dave:)


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Dave Matthes Fathima wrote: "Hey Dave ! Thanks for the add , nice to meet you ! :D"

Same to you!


Fathima Hey Dave ! Thanks for the add , nice to meet you ! :D


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Dave Matthes Stacey wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! Looking forward to reading The Slut Always Rides Shotgun."

;) looking forward to hearing what ya think of it


Stacey Thanks for the friend request! Looking forward to reading The Slut Always Rides Shotgun.


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Dave Matthes celticminx (aka: duchess) wrote: "Well hello there new friend! Thanks for reaching out to tickle me ;)"

Well tickle tickle...anything I can do to invoke a smile, clog some pours, or recite a libidinous eulogy at virginal swoiree....all in a night ;)


celticminx (aka: kristi or "k") Well hello there new friend! Thanks for reaching out to tickle me ;)


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Dave Matthes Sarah wrote: "Hi Dave, thank you for the friend request! (="

<3


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Sarah Hi Dave, thank you for the friend request! (=


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