Dateline Pittsburgh: 09:50 a.m.
Hello hello hello, this is your Baby Boomer Papa reporting for duty on what will be a mostly overcast day in Pittsburgh with a high around 33 but I’m in good spirits because there is beer and food in the refrigerator and I still have fun money in my pockets and I love my job as editor/publisher of the Pittsburgh Adult which in my opinion is an original in the field of online girlie magazines and I am proud to say that I grew up reading Playboy Magazine which was an inspiration for me for I wanted to create not only an online publication with glamours photos of naked women but I also wanted to create an online publication that people would actually read and the result is the blog you see before you now.
Of course the Pittsburgh Adult did not simple pop out of my head oh no oh no oh no it had to evolve and it evolved from several failed blogs over several years to this version of the Pittsburgh Adult which will be only four years old next month and as this blog evolved your Baby Boomer Papa had to evolve too or I evolved then this blog evolved or whatever but I’m sure you catch my drift and what did I evolved from?
I evolved from being a flash fiction writer into a blogger…
It happened without me really paying attention for I just kept blogging more and more and wrote fewer and fewer flash fiction stories until now I have no desire to write a flash fiction story but when I wake up every morning I can’t wait to sit down at my workstation and to fire up my laptop and to start blogging which is a good thing since I’m a retired baby boomer who is also a full-time professional blogger which does not mean I will never write another flash fiction story but it does mean I think of myself now as a blogger who use to write flash fiction stories…
Hail to Pitt!
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“Flash fiction got me accepted to the graduate writing program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. Flash fiction won me a K. LeRoy Irvis Fellowship that paid for my graduate studies at Pitt for three years and gave me a monthly stipend of $1,000 every month for three years. I owe a lot to flash fiction. There would be no Pittsburgh Adult if it were not for my passion for flash fiction.”–Guy Hogan
“I found out when I was a young man I did not have the discipline to write a novel. Then I found out that writing regular-length short stories wore me out. But writing flash fiction was just right.”–Guy Hogan
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos of Marketa Janska were sampled from Egoallstars. Become a regular visitor to the Pittsburgh Adult. Bookmark it or follow it or sign up for your free email subscription today!