I use to run a list on this blog of some of the people who have impacted my vision for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. The list went something like this:
- Andy Warhol
- Jack Kerouac
- Lady Gaga
- Hue Hefner
- The Doors
- David Letterman
Why David Letterman? Because it dawned on me that as the editor, publisher of a niche online girlie magazine, I was really in the entertainment business as far fetched as that may seem. But as an entertainer, I still wanted to deal with serious subjects.
So in my little girlie magazine you will find not only naked women, you will also find posts that deal with the environment, homelessness in the city and the VA hospital system scandal. You will not only find excellent short stories with explicit sex, you will also find posts about literature, theories on writing and pots on SEO (Search Engine Optimization). You will not only find posts on yoga pants, but you will also find posts on how to save money by shopping at dollar stores and karaoke as performance art and the graduate writing program at the University of Pittsburgh.
In my own little world of blogging, I have been consciously trying to imitate The Late Show.
David Letterman, the Old Soldier salutes you!
Hello hello hello, all my fans of erotic flash fiction who live all over the world! The Old Soldier is reporting for duty.
How’s everyone doing?
Well, this is just the first post of the day. Check out the front page and make sure you haven’t missed anything. I’ll be working on the magazine off and on all day long.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
Hail to Pitt!
Weather Report: Today in Pittsburgh there will be more clouds than sunshine with a 50% chance of rain. The high will be around 60.