Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game! Hello hello hello, everybody everywhere! This is your rock ‘n’ roll papa reporting for duty. You bet I’m in a good mood. My little apartment may be shabby but it’s cozy and I’m not homeless which at one point in my life I was homeless so I know what it is to be homeless and folks homelessness is no joke and I’m retired and I’ve lived long enough to find my true calling in life which is blogging and I have no aches or pains and in six more days I’ll be back on my regular beat in Little Italy drinking cold beers at Armand’s and Sonny’s Tavern as I think deep thoughts about life and mortality and blogging and writing and rock ‘n’ roll.
Autumn is in the air. I can smell it. I can feel it in these old bones of mine. So, I’m going to get in as much hiking through Schenley Park as I can ’cause once the snow starts to fall the only place I’m hiking to is Armand’s and Sonny’s.
There will be more sunshine than clouds today in Pittsburgh and the high will be around 72. I plan to hike through Schenley Park after I publish this post.
I’m feeling a little nostalgic this morning. I clicked on the very first blog post that I published on this site and I read it. It’s titled, Batman Beginning (Article). It’s only 120 words long. There are no photos. When I publish this blog post today there will be 2,364 published posts on this site. The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette has come a long way, my brothers and sisters. I definitely blog for myself. But I also blog for you because without you this blog ain’t shit! At least 200 of you click on this site every day. This blog is averaging 6,300 to 6,900 visitors every month so far this year. I’ve republished Batman Beginning (Article) below. It was published September 9, 2008.
Thank you and Let’s Go Pitt!
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette features Naked News videos. That in itself is a good enough reason to be a regular reader of my little girlie blog; but when you become a regular reader of The Gazette you get Naked News videos and so much more. All photos of Julia Mineira were sampled from Egotastic All Stars.
Batman Beginning (Article)
I haven’t seen the latest Batman movies. I don’t have cable TV. But a couple of nights ago I watched “Batman Beginning” on my rabbit ears TV. Why did Batman the comic book hero fascinate readers for years and now still fascinates movie goers? Because Batman is a good guy with major issues. He’s a good guy with bad in him; and he has very good reasons for having issues.
If you are a flash fiction writer make sure your good guy or good girl has at least one issue to deal with. This makes your protagonist a round character. A round character has “internal conflict or doubt.”
Every flash fiction story is about one significant event that is given closure.