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Edward Lorn

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Edward Lorn (E. to most) is a reader, writer, and content creator. He's been writing for fun since the age of six, and writing professionally since 2011. He can be found haunting the halls of Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

E. lives in Alabama with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next novel.

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Edward Lorn Perfectly pleasant as long as I write. Writing releases the demons. Then I can share them with everyone else.
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I Bet You $50 You Can’t Out Write Me…

Can You Out Write Me?


Yesterday I had an idea. I posted to Twitter challenging authors to out write me. The idea is simple:


We both have a week, starting on Monday at 00:01 (12:01am) and ending at 23:59 (11:59pm) on Sunday, to write a short story. If both of us create a readable story in a week, we start all over again. This continues until one of us is unable to finish a readable story in under...

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To the checklist!

1. Blond lead/love interest - No
2. Dog(s) - Yes (small mention)
3. Government conspiracy - Yes
4. Aliens - No
5. Serial Killer - Yes
6. Bougainvillea plant - Yes (x2)
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To the checklist!

1. Blond lead/love interest - No
2. Dog(s) - Yes (small mention)
3. Government conspiracy - Yes
4. Aliens - No
5. Serial Killer - Yes
6. Bougainvillea plant - Yes (x2)
7. Sodium-vapor streetlight - Yes
8. Precocious child - No
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“Hope? Love? There are no such things, pumpkin.”
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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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message 71: by Edward

Edward Lorn Kat wrote: "It seems V over at NRB hasn’t learned anything. His latest email makes fun of “Fringe Conspiracy groups” in response to the customers. SMH. I knew right away what he was referring to. Ah well."

I saw. He's circling the drain and grabbing at anything he can to stay afloat.


message 70: by Kat

Kat It seems V over at NRB hasn’t learned anything. His latest email makes fun of “Fringe Conspiracy groups” in response to the customers. SMH. I knew right away what he was referring to. Ah well.


message 69: by Thomas

Thomas Strömquist Happy birthday Edward!!



message 68: by Edward

Edward Lorn Karl wrote: "-- I am greatly looking forward to your book "The Sound of Broken Ribs" by Edward Lorn that is forthcoming from Thunderstorm Books. --"

Thanks, Karl. All advanced word is that it's worth the wait. Many more announcements are on the way as well. :)


message 67: by Karl

Karl -- I am greatly looking forward to your book "The Sound of Broken Ribs" by Edward Lorn that is forthcoming from Thunderstorm Books. --


message 66: by Edward

Edward Lorn TL wrote: "'An Object of Beauty' was fairly good:)"

Cool. I'll get to it eventually. I was planning on trading it in, but I think I'll give it a go now. :)


message 65: by TL

TL 'An Object of Beauty' was fairly good:)


⊱ Poppy ⊰ HAPPY HALLOWEEN DUDE!!





message 63: by Edward

Edward Lorn Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "I'm gonna go home and finish reading Wax, and probably pick up Kite Runner later this evening."

No problem. I will be playing drunken board games until about 1 in the morning, so I'll likely be starting it tomorrow. :)


Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* I'm gonna go home and finish reading Wax, and probably pick up Kite Runner later this evening.


message 61: by Edward

Edward Lorn Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "Edward wrote: "Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "Are we still down for reading Kite Runner next month? I don't have a date set for it. What are your thoughts?"

Yeah, I'm down. Whenever you want. ..."


Sounds good to me. I'll catch up with you then :)


Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* Edward wrote: "Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "Are we still down for reading Kite Runner next month? I don't have a date set for it. What are your thoughts?"

Yeah, I'm down. Whenever you want. :)"


mmmm Saturday the 13th looks good to me!


message 59: by Edward

Edward Lorn Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "Are we still down for reading Kite Runner next month? I don't have a date set for it. What are your thoughts?"

Yeah, I'm down. Whenever you want. :)


Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* Are we still down for reading Kite Runner next month? I don't have a date set for it. What are your thoughts?


message 57: by Edward

Edward Lorn Amanda wrote: "An old doll turned into a night light. This made me think of you...

"


GAH!!! That's fucking terrifying.

You hate me, don't you lol


message 56: by Amanda (last edited May 01, 2016 03:01PM)

Amanda An old doll turned into a night light. This made me think of you...




message 55: by Edward

Edward Lorn Thomas wrote: "¡Hola! Like the new pic even better."

Thanks, Thomas. I think the last one was scaring people off, and I like talking to people, so that was no bueno. ;)


message 54: by Thomas

Thomas Strömquist ¡Hola! Like the new pic even better.


message 53: by Edward

Edward Lorn Thomas wrote: "I too like the new profile pic Edward, the small version is way creepy! Must say I like your Booklikes one better though, every time that loads, my brain says "Frank Black!" :-)"

Thanks, Thomas. This picture, believe it or not, is almost five years old now. I found it on my computer and posted it to Facebook. It creeped everyone out, so me being me, decided to put it up everywhere. ;)


message 52: by Thomas

Thomas Strömquist I too like the new profile pic Edward, the small version is way creepy! Must say I like your Booklikes one better though, every time that loads, my brain says "Frank Black!" :-)


message 51: by Edward

Edward Lorn Hey, Jess! Yeah, I figured I'd go for creepy this time. Same old me, though. :)


message 50: by Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ (last edited Apr 14, 2016 08:52PM)

Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ Ed! Your new avatar head is slightly unnerving. But im thinking that may be the point, no?

Anyway, hi!:)


message 49: by Dustin

Dustin Stepheny wrote: "Yay! Officially besties! *high five* If you're lucky you'll end up locked in my basement with that MahFah Jeff and Stephen King be invited over to my house for Kool Aid and chocolate cake! :D"

Yay, two of my favorite people in the world are besties!!! *doing the happy dance*


message 48: by Edward

Edward Lorn LOL! *rubs tummy at the thought of cake*


Stepheny Yay! Officially besties! *high five* If you're lucky you'll end up locked in my basement with that MahFah Jeff and Stephen King be invited over to my house for Kool Aid and chocolate cake! :D


message 46: by Edward

Edward Lorn Hunger For Knowledge wrote: "

Now I have got your attention, Happy New Year, Ed."


LOL! Thanks, HFK. Same to you!


Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣ Many thanks for accepting my friend request!
And Happy Holidays! :)


Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ And Ed, you my friend are also awesome. I feel like a lot of my friends and I have been so bogged down lately with stress, outside pressures, negativity, and lifes curveballs that i just wanted to let everyone know that we are all a bunch of awesome nerds and weirdos and should pass along some good vibes to one another. Thank you for adding to my train:)


message 43: by Edward

Edward Lorn Ah, okeedokee. :)


message 42: by TL

TL Belated thanks for accepting my friendvite by the way :)


message 41: by TL

TL *waves*:)


message 40: by Edward

Edward Lorn Thanks, Thomas. :)


message 39: by Thomas

Thomas Strömquist Wow, happy birthday Edward! Hope you have a nice one, kiddo!


message 38: by Edward

Edward Lorn It's today. :)


message 37: by Sarah

Sarah Edward wrote: "Thanks, Sarah. :)"

Did I get the right day, or is it tomorrow?


message 36: by Edward

Edward Lorn Thanks, Sarah. :)


message 35: by Sarah

Sarah Happy Birthday!!!! Hope this year is better than the last.


message 34: by Dustin

Dustin Edward wrote: "Thanks, Dustin. I simply extend the same respect I hope to receive.

I too look forward to chatting further. Cheers. :)"


You're welcome, man. That's exactly how it should be.:)

Cool beans! I'll chat again soon. Happy reading and writing!


message 33: by Edward

Edward Lorn Thanks, Dustin. I simply extend the same respect I hope to receive.

I too look forward to chatting further. Cheers. :)


message 32: by Dustin

Dustin Edward, thank you so much for the kindness and respect you've shown. You seem like a really cool dude. And it isn't every day that one can chat so freely with an author, and to feel that like-minded connection.. you know? Also, some authors around here put down others in their reviews or whatever, and I don't get that impression with you, man. You're one of a kind!

I really appreciate your friendship, and I'm looking forward to discussing some more great books with you.


Happy read and writing!


message 31: by Edward

Edward Lorn Shelby *wants some flying monkeys* wrote: "

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Thank you, Shelby. :)


message 29: by Edward

Edward Lorn Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ wrote: "I'm going to come clean and confess I've been a reading slacker the last few weeks. But I am determined to move my ass and get back on the reading, oh yes.

I blame mommy brain for my slackerish b..."


No need for excuses, Andrea. I'm just glad you're okay. I missed my friend. :)


Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤ I'm going to come clean and confess I've been a reading slacker the last few weeks. But I am determined to move my ass and get back on the reading, oh yes.

I blame mommy brain for my slackerish behavioral doings. ^.^


message 27: by Nick

Nick Pageant Merry Christmas, Edward!

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message 26: by Shandra

Shandra Edward wrote: "Happy Birthday, lady!



"

Ha! That gif is mesmerizing!! Thank you, kind sir!!!!!


message 25: by Layton

Layton Hey, thanks for the friends request. I'll be reading Bay's End by the end of the month which is exciting. Follow me on Booklikes if you want, no pressure: http://ldaleback.booklikes.com
:)


message 24: by Angel

Angel Gelique Sending good thoughts your way. Get well soon so that you can write some more awesome stories! :-)


Erika Hey there Ed, I'm going to need for you to feel tons better soon or else you'll be missing out on all the scintillating Stephen King and horror convos. :)


message 22: by Gary

Gary I hope you get better soon Ed.


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