Lifestyle of a dotcom Refugee
Well, count me in among the temporarily unemployed,
victim of the War Against Profitability. But this
techie will be back on his feet soon, no worries.
In the meanwhile, here is the April Blender! (Oddly enough,
a sudden abundance of freetime does not lead to a more
punctual digest. Someone should commission a study.)
Some great single lines this month among the Front Page
Picks, including the one gracing the top of the page.
Also, I just confirmed that the URL loveblender.com
will be mine for the next ten years!
Front Page Picks
- Atomic Fireball By firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supposedly a bit of a bump off of my story Sacrament--
though I've put up my own
take on atomic fireballs at kisrael.com.
- Attacked By an Angel
- Body Heat
Another set of 'bumps' had to do with angels, the first one of the best of the bunch. I like the energy of "Body Heat", not sure if the first word of the
penultimate line is a typo or not.
- deja vu By deevaa.
Dee offered this line as a starting point for other people to bump off of, but
I like the way it stands on its own.
- I'm tired emotionally, but happy.
Another by the deevaa... autobiographical ramble. But I really dig the ring.
- walk of shame, bath beach 7a.m. By jill (email@example.com).
Besides playing a bit of a nostalgia card in me, it's a nice crafted piece, especially the ending.
- Happiness is..... By Michael T (smiling) - Share_the_love@hotmail.com.
Slice of life with a reference to some of those terrible posters.
- For My Chris
- It is Finished
By Misti Lake,
two short pieces, and the final scene (90) of "Peeled"
I really like the line "So much ouch to this life. So few Band-Aids."
- Ritual Habitual
Speaking of good lines, the start of Part III is doing double duty
as this digest's "official quote".
- Basic Venusian, For Native Speakers of Mars
Submitted by Galadrial60@aol.com.
Many think that whole
Venus/Mars thing has been overdone and oversimplifies things, but I think it's an interesting way of thinking of it. Anyway, this is an entertaining take on it. I wasn't much with Russian either.
- in a nutshell
- Three Little Words
By Warrior Poet firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another take on modern romance.
- The Gift
By Alice Woodrome.
Submitted by email@example.com.
Great image and prose duo.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
- 688 other heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.