|Nickolaus A. Pacione (nickolaus) wrote,|
@ 2016-04-02 05:36:00
I have been busy working on new material and had to bury an uncle. Though I have a new story written and making the rounds with this then checking my e-mail and what not. If you can't catch me on facebook.com for some reason or another you can find me on Tsu.co. One of my stories has an anniversary coming up as you can read The Cabbie Homicide on Codexed.com. I had been posting old entries up on Codexed.com while I am working on the new material; I am submitting around as I saw a reject letter from a few places here and there. This is one of the older entries I am letting the classmates read as they are welcome to this journal as long they can behave themselves.
"Your nightmares are not really like that are they?" I am sure a few would be saying why don't you read for yourself as I illustrated this one. Some of my stories I am writing are as surreal as this one is as I will be pulling out The Cabbie Homicide for those who had been checking out that journal. The classmate who said I was revealing darker truths within the pages of my literature -- well that's beyond true as I didn't believe it myself until someone else saw it when they read The Cabbie Homicide. I had read something qquite interesting in the recent weeks as this is a unique genre called Workplace Lit. I wonder what the one who wrote the chapbook called The Night Manager make of The Cabbie Homicide.
I don't know if this would help workplace writers become what I am but I hope it's the first step. I will hand it to teh man who wrote The Night Manager it's clever and there are some moments that are well timed with the R-rated language and the sister journals I am hoping could help my introduction writer get her foot in the door as a writer. Seeing the journal Tales from the Cash Register I wish I saw something like this while I was in college because I remember at 22 years old I had a hard time getting discovered in print or taken seriously as a writer for that matter.
Writing The Cabbie Homicide it wasn't if I was going to become published but it was a matter of when. You're asking "where do I find this journal you're talking about Nick?" They have a weird way of seeing the literary world just to warn you as I had wrote a story that interacts with one of the stories in the pages of this as I would been coined "Heavy Metal" by one of the clerks as I was coined this by one of the workers. The journal gave me a different perspetive on these workers and hopefully I can give them a platform for those who like to write weird fiction from this perspective as I am giving them a wide enough opening with The Ethereal Gazette, as there are a few who had appeared in magazines I had heard of in my field.
I had read about the thing with McDoland's workers getting a pay raise and wonder if these journals had something to do aobut this. The whole thing with them getting the pay raise saw a decline in fast food sales too. It's us who also suffer too because when the sales suffer it's also the small press because it's the same folks who are buying our titles when they get paid. If you want to read a comparable journal to Tales from the Cash Register; check out Issue Five of my own magazine.
So when you have to look into these journals because you might find an author who is a hidden jem like the story in The Night Manager just to warn you with this journal because they write about you guessed it work.
Hence the coin Workplace Lit. But all in all this is something quite cool when you add it up so to speak. This is another journal I found which looks for these kind of submissions as I might have something for them as I write about the years end at Remcor as I learned about the events of The Cabbie Homicide thinking about the guidance counciler who was responsible for both my career and the life detention of the classmate. This is another place I found like the one place I came across as they are talking about the 35 year old who is trying to get $15.00 per hour at McDonald's. How common are these strikes as this was something almost unheard of when I was 16-17 years old as I had worked in fast food but when I was 22 I vowed never to do it again. It is a journal like this that in the right hands will give these voices a platform as they normallly wouldn't have a word processor or access to a blog where they keep a blog. I do wonder how much of these fast food workers had reached the raises in Chicago or around this area as I had encountered a few in the mental health offfice as they were 23 and 26.
The one seen my website and said, "You learned how to do this at 20 -- shit I wish I could learn how to do that." I was giving them a weird look saying, "I guess you were spoiled by facebook and never learned how to do this." The one who was working at McDonald's was 26 years old and seen The Cabbie Homicide as I pointed out I was 25 when I wrote this. The ambition for this generation to explore literary persuits well they had been spoiled by New Media as Lemmy pointed out no one reads anymore. Juleigh Howard-Hubson in the beginning poem relates of those who work behind the cash register there is a stigma. That's more the reason I want to get my anthology that I am working on done because the seeing the generation losing ambition to go back to college and end up in the rut. When you think about this and why I am doing the project that's why. Some may not understand why I became a writer or became a publisher but others get it and see it as a skill I picked up.
The word processor became almost free to work with; as Jarte is a newer one that's built off of MS Notepad. I use a paid version of this but those of you who want to submit via .rft I will work with you as I have programs that will look at more than one attachment. I am giving those who want to get their foot in the door as a writer the chance to become a writer as Wordpress became a legit way for bloggers to get noticed. Seeing The Night Manager chapbook there is still hope for those who think becoming a writer is not an option for them. The chapbook series that this group runs is Overtime. This would be the publishing group who put these out there.
There is a literary trend I am just catching onto and was wondering if there is room for horror in this field or Weird Fiction as this is weird enough as it is. It's something to think about as the genre markets are slim pickings. The magazines I sold to folded and the anthologies I appeared in had folded at some point. Though I am trying to resurrect my magazine as it never folded though the anthologies I am working on will give them a starting point.
I had tweeted about the Fighting for $15. They end up getting it then what. I have to say, "where in Illinois is this happening?" I am sure that Gargoyles Fan Fiction Queen is chiming in on this trend closely too as I am going to grab up some of these writers when I get a chance. I am sure some will be reading this and looking into what I am saying with these writers as there is a skill to them and it's realatively untapped. I am working on some new stories as I get to publish one before my cousin accused me pf plagiarism I had cited everything and rightfully attributed as it was wirtten in 1883 as it was in the public domain for a little more than 133 years. I haven't blogged in awhile here but you can catch me on An Author's Journal or Tumblr.com. I had just got done reading Rex Brown's book and Rod Serling's short story collection as these two are engaging reads to say the least. The new stories I am working on I hope I can find a home for them or I can always go the e-release route as I have a few new e-books published. Seeing this as the journal I had uncovered I got bored and was looking for markets to submit to. The thing I see too many of and not enough of on WritersCafe are short story writers it's not the same. I want to point out that Snopes pointed out a fake news story going around that had me fooled as well, the news story could been something in the pages of one of those tabloids mentioned in the short story, Dinner Alone in the journal I had read.
Between the journal that I found and the chapbook I read -- there are some ideas within that story The Night Manager when it comes to horror we're the ones who would carry out ripping out someone's heart of of their chest as this story was saying with the character please do. The kind of thing I could see my best friend writing about when he was working in a gas station overnight for his college papers. I seen something like this before when I was in college and it reminded me of this. The paper that reminded me of this in college was a kid who was writing about his pizza delivery shift, so I had seen an example of this in college and with my own magazine. If you think this blog entry is is a bit long -- well you haven't been to the other blog in awhile as I had posted more in depth in the recent years. Some of you might not be used to seeing something in depth in a blog but those of you who had seen the LiveJournal cut tag this is making use of the cut tags. I have seen a few classmates who are stuck in this rut where they are not making something out of a tough situation. In other words they are getting busy living or getting busy dying as in The Shawshank Redemption. I normally don't play the role of a literary critic but this journal is worth checking out as you are asking where one can find these. I am going to give you information where you can get this literary journal, as one can follow the link where to find this one. I am also going to give you the link to where you can get Hour 35: Overtime.
The chapbook is something you have to see to believe because I will have seen this when I was working as a baker when it was with my boss or co-workers except it was a shift where it starts at 2 A.M. I can't imagine working those hours and having to put up with so much bullshit. It's nuts when you read The Night Manager. The main character had chances to even the score with tormentors of his as I had the chance to do the same. When one of the ones who ruined my anniversary is a fucking bus boy at near 40 years old. Seeing this puts a lot of what he does in perspective as you can't help some of them at times. The one said he would make it up to me but when is the question; when can he give me back the ten year anniversary I can never have again? That's a decade in my life I can't fucking have back -- well a year in my life more or less.
Then it dawned on me when I read this journal and the chapbook; the classmates who gave me the most hell for becoming a writer are still pushing a broom another year. You do wonder what they would came out like if they discovered the blog and word processor instead of being an asshole to those who do. If they sat down and read the articles about that fast food worker who is trying to change the game for those who are over 35 and stuck in these places. The scary thing are the ones who are educated stuck in these places and this is the literary journal that will help them out more than anything. Normally I don't like linking up CNN but this is on of the few exceptions. Fox News Channel covered this too in 2013. This had me thinking about what I came across in the small town society as what you seen here with those who are 25-26 years old and working in these places -- give them a word processor and something like this; a blog and they'll have a voice. I do wonder aboiut this because a classmate works at Hardees in her near fourties as a manager. What does she see when she sees these articles emerge?