lit a fire

So I have a couple lit blogs in my Google Reader, but I usually don’t have time to just sit and read short stories on the internet. Actually, that’s a lie. I do all sorts of dumb, mind and time wasting shit on the internet. Sometimes I just don’t have the attention span to take it in. Which is a fucking shame. I don’t make new year’s resolutions ever so this year’s resolution was to be more creative. Reading, writing, painting, whatever. To create instead of just being entertained. Gas and I just finished a first draft of a collaborative short story effort. Hopefully it’s the first of many….

In any event, since I am at work, what a better time to start plowing through some of the stuff I haven’t looked over.

I liked this.

Some of the places I go to read new stuff are:

This guy, who is also a fan of The Millions, took the titles of Best American Short Stories from 1978 to 2009 and made a word cloud of the different words in the titles. Most popular word? Life.