As the phoenix rises from the ashes or a flesh-eating zombie rises from the dead craving human eyeballs, so has my love life risen. I have a date today. At a mall. God help us all…

*UPDATE* Well, the date was a bust. It was the most painful 45 minutes of boredom in my life. People like that should have warning labels. But, a trip to Ann Arbor is NEVER a waste. First I hit the Salvation Army where I picked up a lovely t-shirt with flying monkeys on it for only $.99. Then I hit Aunt Agathas where I picked up a copy of the new issue of Crimespree Magazine featuring my short story LOAD and gleefully waved it around the store shouting about my load in a magazine. I also purchased a copy of Trouble is What I Do autographed by Rob Kantner and Joe Konrath, and a used copy of Stephen King’s Hardcase Crime novel The Colorado Kid.

Now I’m on my way to the basement of the downtown library branch for their booksale. who knows what I may find there…