Hello hello hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers! Welcome to my blog which is a diary and a magazine at the same time. How is this possible for an online publication to be a diary and a magazine at the same time? The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is a diary because according to my old copy of The Oxford American Desk Dictionary it is “a daily record of thoughts and events” and it’s a magazine also according to my old copy of The Oxford American Desk Dictionary because it is a “periodical publication containing articles, stories, etc.” And as far as I can tell this makes the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette unique as an online publication.
You know you can’t beat that with a stick!
Now watch. In the next few weeks I’ll come across or I’ll find out about dozens of other diary/magazines on the Internet. Isn’t that the way things work? At least that’s my experience.
It’s around 6:00 am. Still dark outside. But in a few hours I’ll stroll into Little Italy not only to have some fun, but to pick up some new ear buds and a bottle of aspirin. Both items are for practical purposes. And then I won’t feel so guilty squandering what’s left of the $56.00 check that I got from Mr Skin by snail mail yesterday.
But maybe “squandering” is the wrong word. It’s certainly too harsh. For when I chill out at Armand’s or Sonny’s I’m not only enjoying myself; I’m also listening and observing and learning. Isn’t that what a diarist is supposed to do?
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos used for this blog post were sampled from Egoallstars. Today in Pittsburgh it will be mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 55.
Lovely weather for November in Pittsburgh…
“I can sense I’m becoming a better blogger every day even when I don’t blog. This blog is always on my mind. You would think I had become a workaholic in my seniority when actually I’m the same old lazy bum I’ve always been. It’s just that I find blogging to be so much fun it’s not work at all…”—Guy Hogan