Low Views: Second-Chance Dance (1/23-1/29)

Every time you blog, you run the risk of not being heard. But nobody’s going to make fun of you for it, though it may feel like a wasted opportunity.

That’s when the Second-Chance Dance comes in.

Starting on Thursday and ending on Wednesday, I will collect up to 30 posts that you want to be promoted and feature them on my Twitter and WordPress. Sound good?

Here’s the Inlinkz. Click it and follow the instructions.

Let’s all be kind and give each post a click, like, follow, and extra points for a comment. This is a good way to network, and to expose yourself to different blogs.

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The Flightless Murder Pt. 1


Dumb luck brought me to Durham, but misfortune inundated my veins. Bad luck never led me home, yet I found myself standing in the falling sleet with only a sliver of a jacket and the thinnest boots I owned. And the damned pigeons. Birds of a feather flocked together — this I know. I was just waiting for a reason to not come back, but my blood cried out for fortune.
I have spent twelve years chasing the jackpot, and time grew thinner to buy my last ticket. Joe had told me, “these things come in due time,” but he didn’t wake up in a cold sweat from chasing the clock in his dreams. Nightmares, really. The clock was ticking, and I felt a moment before midnight strike.
I needed to score heroin, or I would have a more than miserable winter in the company of the park pigeons.

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Wanted: guest writers and guest writing spots.

Future co-blogger:

Shockingly, not a ReMAX commercial.

“…Maude, I can see the house from here!”

What a wonderful day, today.

Anybody remember Concrete Jungle?

Timeless tech: an 1880 automated loom is still more impressive than an iPhone.

Not only do we get to shake binary, but we get to set out a plan for conquering WordPress together with titillating short stories and articles about whatever you want.

sadipodface.jpeg :(

Technobabble in the form of hypertext transfer protocol.

I’d bet a Bitcoin or so that you can put stock in our future success together. Am I sounding like a corrupted .mp3 here?

As painful as it was to type that, I want you to know I’m Sirius about writing. I don’t cut corners (or shuck corn, for that matter) when it comes to quality, and I happen to spend WAY too much time online. I’m proficient at being an Internet nice guy as well as a go-getter. If my letter to you has not enticed you, then I’ll see you around.

Happy writing,

CR Fowler

Pictures Cited:

Garea, Aldin. “Beautiful Day 005.” Photograph. Aldin Garea.Ro. Flickr, 20 May 2011. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.

Robson, Geoff. “sad ipod-1230_1000.jpg.” Photograph. geoff.robson. Flickr, 24 May 2008. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.

Slater Mill Museum. “Binary code circa 1880: Detail of a Dobby Chain and Dobby Head Crompton & Knowles Narrow Fabric Loom, Slater Mill Museum, Pawtucket, RI.” Photograph. Contemporary Images. Flickr, 23 Aug. 2011. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.