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I have grown weary of waiting for Mr. Peirce to resume his ruminations, and so I have taken it upon myself to begin this new weblogging enterprise -- Thump Thump: A Weblog to Read in the Dark.
Do not fear that the work may be too much for one in my position; fortunately, my status as a mesmeric corpse affords me contact with certain personalities who might not otherwise be available. I shall of course post notices and the occasional opinion piece as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief; however, the chief blogging duties shall fall to my crack editorial staff:
Ambrose is our new Fiction editor. Ambrose will share the best of public domain and creative commons short fiction of the macabre and weird -- a substantial portion of which he himself wrote. Of course, he'll serve everything up with a dose of his famous misanthropy as well.
John's department is It's True! (According to Some Accounts). Expect tales of the strange and unusual, as reported in first-hand accounts and tabloid newspapers. From tales of haunted saloons to Malaysian bigfoots, if someone, somewhere, thinks it's true, so does John.
There's a longstanding journalistic tradition that women journalists are shunted off to the Lifestyle pages, and Thump Thump is no exception to the rule. The lovely Barbara will be covering travel & tourism, shopping, home and fashion, and livin' la vida muerta.
Peter's beat? True crime. The true crime genre sometimes takes a beating from the horror afficianados. Let's see if Peter's keen eye for teasing the truth from the tangle of sensationalism won't appeal to Thump Thump's readers.These are the correspondents currently contracted to provide features; I hope to be adding more correspondents in the future. Fortunately, the talent pool to which I have access isn't going anywhere. And of course, if Mr. Peirce begins to feel well enough, he is always welcome to chime in with an opinion piece or personal reminiscence as editor emeritus.
In articulo mortis,
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief